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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...

    $79.99
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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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  • Instax Mini Film - Black

    Instax Mini Film - Black

    “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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  • Instax Mini Film - Monochrome

    Instax Mini Film - Monochrome

    “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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  • Instax Mini Film - Rainbow

    Instax Mini Film - Rainbow

    “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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  • Polaroid Photo Album Small - Black

    Polaroid Photo Album Small - Black

    The days of finding a Polaroid photo album are over. Keep those square framed photos in top condition for years to come with the albums that offer the perfect fit. Shop our small album that holds up to 40 photographs or our larger one that holds up to...

    $11.99
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    Polaroid Now Camera Mandalorian Edition

    Capture what matters with the Polaroid Now i-Type Instant Camera - The Mandalorian™ edition. Inspired by beskar™ steel, capture life's most precious moments with easy autofocus and explore new terrain wherever you are with the double exposure...

    $119.99
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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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  • 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 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...

    $9.99
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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...

    $9.99
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