Posts Tagged ‘instant’

Fuji’s New Instax Wide 300 Brings Large Format Instant Photography to a New Generation

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Larger format instant photography is certainly nothing new, but a whole new generation of hipsters and film enthusiasts will now get to know it thanks to Fuji’s new Instax Wide 300: a large format Insta camera that uses 86mm x 108mm instant film. Read more…

Documentary Takes an Intimate Look at the Last Year of the Polaroid Instant Era

The latter years of the first decade of the 20th century were by no means glorious ones for The Polaroid Corporation. Filing for bankruptcy multiple times, the company ultimately decided to kill off its instant camera business in 2007, with the death of their instant film coming not long after in 2008. And while the demise of Polaroid’s instant film era is a sad one, it went out strong.

Thankfully, first-time filmmaker Grant Hamilton was there to capture the last year of Polaroid’s existence as we will almost always know it. Broken up into three acts, Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film tells the story of Polaroid’s last year through the eyes of the artists who shot the film, the dying days of instant film production and the idea and start of what was rightly deemed The Impossible Project.

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Behold Siste Skanse: The World’s Smallest Instant Photo Studio

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If you feel like the pseudo-studio in your spare room is too small for quality results, Siste Skanse may change your perspective a bit. Located in Tromsø, Norway, this small building’s claim to fame is that it’s the “World’s Smallest Instant Photo Studio.” Read more…

Why Lomography Loves Kickstarter

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Last week, Lomography announced their first instant film camera: the Lomo’Instant (a quirky name to match a quirky camera). And rather than outright launching the product, or even just announcing a shipping date, they chose to introduce the new camera through a Kickstarter campaign.

This isn’t Lomography’s first attempt at crowdfunding. They did the same thing when launching their Petzval Lens and their Smartphone Film Scanner last year. Given the trend, we’re likely to see more of their future launches taking the form of Kickstarter campaigns as well. But why? Read more…

BTS: Photog Shows Off Modified Polaroid Capable of Shooting 4×5 Instant Film

Photographer Alastair Bird recently came across a modified Polaroid camera that is capable of shooting 4×5 instant film. So, naturally, he put it to work! Read more…

Eyefi Launches Cloud Service, Makes Your Photos Available Everywhere Instantly

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As built-in WiFi and dedicated apps become standard fare in most cameras, wireless SD card company Eyefi is making sure that its technology stays relevant and ahead of the game with a new subscription cloud sync service called, appropriately enough, Eyefi Cloud. Read more…

New55 FILM Hopes to Kickstart The Re-Production of 4×5 Instant Sheets

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Noticing the successful efforts of both Lomography and The Impossible Project, inventor Bob Crowley has been inspired to take his own dive into the niche market of the re-creation of discontinued analog films. He and his team at New55 FILM have created a Kickstarter in hopes of funding the start up of 4×5 instant film production.
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Fujifilm Brings Retro Styling to the Instant Camera World with the New Instax Mini 90

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It seems the retro design movement has finally begun to infiltrate something other than the mirrorless market. In a move that makes its Instax line of instant cameras look a lot more like the X-Series line, Fujifilm has just announced the retro-styled Instax Mini 90 seen above. Read more…

How They Sent Photos Across the Ocean Back in 1926

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These days, it’s easy to take for granted what the magic of the Internet, wireless technology and fiber optic cables has made possible, but there was a time when sending a photograph a long distance in a short time wasn’t quite that easy.

For instance, in 1926, someone on an oceanliner called the S.S. President Roosevelt snapped the above photo of the S.S. Antinoe during a rescue attempt. When that photo was sent almost instantly from London to New York City, it was such a big deal that the April 1926 issue of Science and Invention printed a huge infographic to show its readers how this miracle was achieved. Read more…

Photographs of the Sky, Captured Across New York City at the Same Moment

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When people living in the same city look up into the sky, they likely see the same clouds and colors, albeit from slightly different perspectives. Exactly how different are these perspectives? In a recent project called Same Sky NY, photographers living in New York City came together to find out.
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