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Photography with Instant Cameras Then and Now

Updated on August 16, 2010

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Enjoying Photography with Various Instant Cameras

Ten years after founding the Polaroid Corporation, American scientist Edwin Land introduced to the world the first commercial instant camera. This was in the year 1947. His aim was to make it easier for people to snap pictures and get faster results.

Today, sixty two years later, that concept as carried over into the digital age. Digital instant cameras can be bought at varying sizes, colours, prices and capabilities. The concept of self developing films appeals to many.

Types of instant cameras

Popular names in the instant camera market include Polaroid, Kodak and Fujifilm. Photos can now be produced in less than a minute.

The disposable camera is affordable and convenient. The first such camera was developed by A. D. Weir in 1949. This camera is a plus to the reusable camera as it is bought loaded with a certain number of films. When the roll is completed the camera is then sent to a studio for the pictures to be developed.

Underwater Camera as the name suggest is made specifically to be used underwater. Underwater photography is now made possible for even the novice with the invention of the disposable digital underwater camera and now even a regular looking camera which can be used both in and out of water.

Spy cameras are widely used for home security as well as child safety purposes. We see them appear in movies in the form of pens and various other objects which can be carried on the person. There are even do-it-yourself lessons available online on how to turn our PCs into our own mini security system.

The importance of selecting the right lenses

The lenses are the eyes of the camera. Without it there is no photo. They play an important role in the end product. When taking a picture we automatically decide what we want to capture or not to capture and how we would like to capture them. There are lenses which aids in accomplishing just what we want. Four of these lenses are:

*Standard lenses: This type of lenses is best suited for when the photographer wants the photo to appear as normal as is possible.

Wide angle lenses: These lenses operated in a manner which allows it to squeeze as many objects as is possible into the one photograph.

Close up lenses: Much like a magnifying glass the close up lenses pulls far away objects closer compressing the space around them

High power zoom: Telescopes and microscopes are perfect examples of implements which use the high power zoom lenses. A photo of an eclipsing moon or sun requires such lenses.

The Digital Age of Photography

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