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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

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    Polaroid Color Film for 600 8pk

    The original format instant film for vintage Polaroid 600 cameras (though it works with i-Type cameras too), this color 600 film captures your photos in a rich spectrum of color, texture and tone, and frames them in the white border that makes every...
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    Polaroid Color Film for i-Type 8pk

    A new generation of instant film, i-Type film is optimized for i-Type cameras like the OneStep 2. That means you get the best photos possible, as crisp, clear and colorful as every photo should be. And because i-Type cameras have their own rechargeable...
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    Polaroid Color Film for SX-70 8pk

    The SX-70 works a little differently than other Polaroid cameras, so it has its own special SX-70 color film with a much lower ASA ( film speed). With greater manual controls and versatility, the SX-70 is popular with artists and creatives, but remember...
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    Polaroid Go Camera Clip

    Easily attach your Polaroid Go camera to your bag or belt loop and you’re ready to create on the go. The camera clip comes in red, or white. Camera not included. Clip only compatible with the Polaroid Go camera.
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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¬ócute, huh? This little film is ready to capture your big ideas. Compatible only with the Polaroid Go camera.
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    Polaroid GO Instant Camera

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  • Depicts the back of the Polaroid Go Photo Tag. Depicts the back of the Polaroid Go Photo Tag.

    Polaroid Go Photo Tag

    Hold your favorite Polaroid Go photo near and dear. Clip the Polaroid Go photo tag to your keys or bag and take it wherever you go. Photo tag only compatible with the Polaroid Go film. A plastic shield holds your photo in place Metal clip Works with...
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    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...
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    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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