Posts Tagged ‘polaroid’

Impossible Project Gen 2.0 Instant Film to Be Faster and Sharper Thanks to Polaroid DNA

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Impossible launched its first lines of instant film in 2010 after acquiring Polaroid manufacturing machines and leasing an old Polaroid production plant. Although its efforts did bring “Polaroid pictures” back from the dead, its initial offerings suffered from poor image quality and slow development times.

There will soon be a great leap forward, though. Impossible is announcing today that it is launching Generation 2.0 film that promises to be better in speed, sharpness, and tonality.
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The Impossible Project Launches New Round Frame Color Instant Film

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The Impossible Project is continuing to branch out from the standard frame design for instant photos that made the original Polaroid pictures iconic. Last year the company launched a new line of film with colorful frames. This year it’s the shape that’s getting a makeover: the company has unveiled a new color instant film with round frames rather than square ones.
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Polaroid’s History of Innovation, War, and Lawsuits

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Ronald K. Fierstein is a man who has had a front row seat to the evolution of photography as we know it. He’s a lawyer who helped represent Polaroid during its lengthy legal battle with Eastman Kodak over patents.

Fierstein has written a new book that sheds light on the life and career of Polaroid founder Edwin Land, the “original Steve Jobs” (Jobs revered Land and modeled his career after his). It’s titled A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War.
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Portraits of Famous Photographers with Their Iconic Photographs

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Photographer Tim Mantoani is the man behind one of the great photo projects and books of our time. Called “Behind Photographs“, the series is a giant collection of giant 20×24 Polaroid pictures of some of the world’s most famous photographers holding their most iconic photos.
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‘Photographs': A Touching Animated Short About an Old Lady and a Polaroid Camera

“Photographs” is a touching 6-minute-long animated short film about an elderly woman who comes across an old (but working) Polaroid camera. She begins snapping instant photo selfies and uses those images to relive her younger days.

The film was created back in 2010 as an undergraduate animation thesis project by animators Brendan Clogher and Christina Manrique while they were studying at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

(via DigitalRev)

WhiteAlbum Brings Disposable Camera Photography to Your Smartphone

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WhiteAlbum is a new app and service that wants to bring the fun of disposable camera photography to the world of smartphones. It’s a camera app that doesn’t let you review your photographs until they show up at your door in the form of prints.
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Polaroid Announces a New Mobile Printer and a New Line of… Dashcams

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Polaroid has new ownership and fresh determination to make its well known brand great again. This week the company launched a couple of new products in two similar yet different markets: mobile printing and… dashcams.
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Family in Minnesota Buys Majority Stake in Polaroid for $70 Million

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Here’s some news that flew under our radar late last year: in December 2014, a family in Minnesota became the majority owner of Polaroid through a $70 million deal.
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Polaroid Partners with Blipfoto to Launch a Photo-a-Day Service

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Polaroid wants to be a big player in the online photo sharing game. The company has partnered with Blipfoto to rebrand the photo-a-day sharing service as Polaroid Blipfoto.
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Polaroid’s Instagram Logo Look-a-Like Camera, the Socialmatic, Gets an Official Release Date

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After three years of teasing and a handful of tentative release dates that have come and gone, the Polaroid Socialmatic instant printing digital camera officially has a release date. As in, an actual day… not just a month or quarter.

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