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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

  • Fujifilm INSTAX® Mini 9 Smoky White

    INSTAX® Mini 9 Camera - Smoky White

    Cute and colorful design. Comes with a selfie mirror and a close-up lens attachment. You can check your framing with the mirror next to the lens. Close-up shooting up to 35 cm away is possible. Setting the brightness adjustment dial to the high-key mode...

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  • Polaroid B&W Film for 600 8pk 600 B&W Film example, photo by

    Polaroid B&W Film for 600 8pk

    The classic instant film for vintage Polaroid 600 cameras (but it works with i-Type cameras as well), this black & white 600 film captures your photos in deep blacks, bright whites and a million shades in between, and it's great for everything from...

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  • Polaroid B&W Film for SX-70 8pk SX-70 B&W Film, photo by lickatofu

    Polaroid B&W Film for SX-70 8pk

    The SX-70 works a little differently than other Polaroid cameras and has its own special SX-70 black & white film with a much lower ASA (film speed).With greater manual controls and versatility, the SX-70 is popular with artists and creatives, but...

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  • Polaroid Camera Strap Blue Round Polaroid Camera Strap Blue Round on camera

    Polaroid Camera Round Strap - Blue

    Safety and style keeps your Polaroid OneStep 2 or OneStep+ camera in one piece with this plaited round Polaroid camera strap. Finished with real-look leather and a simple, no-snag plastic release this stylish blue strap hooks easily into the holders on...

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  • Polaroid Camera Strap Red Round Polaroid Camera Strap Red Round on camera

    Polaroid Camera Round Strap - Red

    Safety and style keeps your Polaroid OneStep 2 or OneStep+ camera in one piece with this plaited round Polaroid camera strap. Finished with real-look leather and a simple, no-snag plastic release this stylish red strap hooks easily into the holders on...

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  • Polaroid Lab Polaroid Lab

    Polaroid Lab

    Make your digital photos into Polaroid pictures - instantly. The Lab is a 3-lens system that acts like a desktop darkroom, no printing, no scanning, just 100% real film chemistry. Create and communicate in more ways than one with collage and augmented...

    $129.99
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  • polaroid now

    Polaroid Now Camera

    Point, shoot, and keep your everyday moments forever with the Polaroid Now. The new analog instant camera comes with autofocus to help you catch life as you live it in that iconic Polaroid instant film format. Black, white, mink and pink; there's a...

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