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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

  • Polaroid Now Gen 2 Black camera

    Polaroid Now Gen 2 Black

    Welcome to the beautifully imperfect world of Polaroid photography with the Polaroid Now Generation 2 camera. The classic, iconic analog instant camera comes with autofocus, a self-timer, and double exposure. All in a classic design, and now made with...
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  • Depicted is a three-fourths view of the large white Polaroid photo album. Depicted is a profile view of the large white Polaroid photo album.

    Polaroid Photo Album | Large

    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 large album that holds up to 160 Polaroid photographs. A simple way to store...
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  • Depicted is a three-fourths view of the Polaroid Small White Photo Album. Depicted is a profile view of the Polaroid Small White Photo Album.

    Polaroid Photo Album | Small

    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. A simple way to store your Polaroid...
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  • Depicts the Black, White and Red Polaroid Go Camera Clips. Camera not included

    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 black, white or red. Camera not included. Clip only compatible with the Polaroid Go camera. Prop 65 warnings
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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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  • Depicted is a front-facing packshot of the Instax Mini Spray Art 10-piece film package.

    Instax Mini Spray Art Instant Film

    Designed for use with Instax Mini line of cameras with great low-light detail Features a colorful and reflective rainbow spray design on the frame Image size: 6.2cm x 4.6cm Picture size: 8.6cm x 5.4cm 10 photos per box
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  • 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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