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

  • Polaroid Photo Album Large - Black

    Polaroid Photo Album Large - Black

    Display your favorite Polaroid film prints in this large photo album. A simple book-style album for Polaroid 600, SX-70, or i-Type prints. Measuring 8.4 x 9.6" with 10 pages that holds four prints each, show up to 40 masterpieces.

  • Polaroid Photo Storage Box

    Polaroid Photo Storage Box

    This Polaroid photo box is specially designed for up to 40 of your Polaroid pictures. You’ll always have somewhere safe to put your favorite photos, ust remember to label each box clearly...unless you like being up at 3am searching through piles of...

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  • Polaroid Tote Bag - White - Front Polaroid Tote Bag - White - Back

    Polaroid Tote Bag - White

    Whether you’re taking a trip away for the weekend, or around the world, you can never have too many bags. Made from heavyweight 100% cotton canvas, this tote has plenty of space for your camera, film...and anything else. It’s great for those...

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  • Polaroid OneStep™ Lens Filters Polaroid OneStep™ Lens Filters box

    Polaroid OneStep™ Lens Filters

    Specially designed for Polaroid Originals OneStep 2 and One Step + cameras, this lens filter set lets you add one of 5 filters to your camera, unlocking even more ways to make amazing instant photos. Capture photos with a colorful tint, add starburst...

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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 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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