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Photography

Image of Camera Obscura, Polaroid and Fujifilm Instax Cameras

The concept of photography has been around since the 5th century BCE theorized by studies of the Chinese philosopher Mozi. In the 9th century, an Arab scientist Al-Kindi experimented with a camera obscura, which basically projected upside down images onto another surface where they could be traced to create accurate drawings of real objects. Leornarda da Vinci published the first clear description of a camera obscura and how it works.

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce used a portable camera obscura to expose a pewter place coated with bitumen to light in France during the late 1830s. This is the first recorded image that did not fade quickly, and modern photography and a new art form was born.

Instant images were invented by Polaroid in the 1940's, they went away in 2008...but they're back! It's still difficult to replicate the quality found in a Polaroid, but Fujifilm's Instax comes close. And both type cameras are so much fun!

- exerpted from The Spruce Crafts and My Modern Met

  • Depicted is the Terracotta Orange variant of the FujiFilm Instax Square SQ1 camera case. Depicted is the Terracotta Orange variant of the FujiFilm Instax Square SQ1 camera case in its official packaging.

    Instax Square SQ1 Case | Terracotta Orange

    The Instax SQ1 is a poly-synthetic leather case for your FujiFilm Instax Square SQ1 camera. This case comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, and a photo-ready lens cover. The case comes in Chalk White, Glacier Blue, and Terracotta Orange.  
    $19.49
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  • Polaroid Now+ Black Bluetooth Connected I-Type Instant Film Camera with Bonus Lens Filter Kit

    Polaroid Now+ Black with Bonus Lens Filter Kit

    POLAROID NOW+ BLACK It's the camera you love PLUS so much more. The Bluetooth-connected app features full manual control; double exposure; light painting; noise trigger... BONUS GIFT: Includes 5 creative lens filters – Starburst, Red Vignette,...
    $149.99
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  • Polaroid Now+ Blue-Tooth Camera with BONUS Lens Filter Kit

    Polaroid Now+ White with Bonus Lens Filter Kit

    POLAROID NOW+ WHITE It's the camera you love PLUS so much more. The Bluetooth-connected app features full manual control; double exposure; light painting; noise trigger... BONUS GIFT: Includes 5 creative lens filters – Starburst, Red Vignette,...
    $149.99
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  • Polaroid GO Film - double pack

    Polaroid GO Film - double pack

    Create big, smaller, with the new Polaroid Go film. 16 iconic Polaroid frames, but tiny—cute, huh? This little film is ready to capture your big ideas. Compatible only with the Polaroid Go camera. Prop 65 warnings
    $19.99
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  • Polaroid GO Instant Camera

    Polaroid GO Instant Camera

    Create big, smaller, with the new Polaroid Go camera. Meet your portable, wearable, partner in creativity: one small camera, lots of big ideas, and all the features you love from our classic models. Available in White, Black and Red. Only compatible with...
    $99.99
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  • Instax Mini Film - Star Wars Edition

    Instax Mini Film - Star Wars Edition

    Instax mini-film is for all instax mini cameras and comes in a handy cartridge. It offers stunning instant pictures that you can fit into a purse, wallet or mini photo frame. sharp, clear reproduction vivid color natural skin tones
    $17.99
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  • Instax Mini Film - Blue Marble

    Instax Mini Film - Blue Marble

    “instax mini” film is for all instax mini cameras and comes in a handy cartridge. It offers stunning instant pictures that you can fit into a purse, wallet or mini photo frame. instax film ensures sharp, clear reproduction, vivid color and natural skin...
    $15.99
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  • Instax Mini Film - Pink Lemonade

    Instax Mini Film - Pink Lemonade

    “instax mini” film is for all instax mini cameras and comes in a handy cartridge. It offers stunning instant pictures that you can fit into a purse, wallet or mini photo frame. instax film ensures sharp, clear reproduction, vivid color and natural skin...
    $14.99
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