Instant Lab Universal

Transform digital images on your smartphone or tablet into classic instant photos. For use with the latest version of the free Impossible Project App, available now for iOS and Android. Continue reading Instant Lab Universal

TCSxRakanMuda: Polaroid Art Workshops

We are collaborating with Rakan Muda to conduct Polaroid Art Workshops all around Malaysia! Continue reading TCSxRakanMuda: Polaroid Art Workshops

How to get the most out of Impossible Film

Correct storage of the Impossible film packs
A proper storage of Impossible film will allow you to make sure that it remains stable and to get the best results out of it.

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The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s Pink & Grey Cool Cam

In 1988, Polaroid released its Cool Cam, which was essentially the Sun 600 with flashy colors and branded with the “Cool Cam” moniker. It came in several color combinations, including the more common Red & Black and this beauty: the pink & grey model. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s Pink & Grey Cool Cam

The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s Job Pro

The Polaroid Job Pro, first released in 1992, was designed with construction and work sites in mind. It is essentially the same as the One Step Flash and Supercolor cameras, with a sliding close-up lens, but the Job Pro is a bright ‘safety’ yellow, to highlight its suitability for industrial use. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s Job Pro

The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s Neon Cool Cam

In 1988, Polaroid released its Cool Cam, which was essentially the Sun 600 with flashy colors and branded with the “Cool Cam” moniker. It came in several color combinations, including Pink & Grey and the Red & Black. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s Neon Cool Cam

The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s See-Through Sun 660

The Polaroid Sun 660 Autofocus camera was first released in 1981. It is similar in style to the earlier 600 cameras, with a rigid plastic body, but the Sun 660 utilizes Polaroid’s patented Sonar Autofocus technology. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s See-Through Sun 660

The Camera Museum: Polaroid SX-70 Sonar Blue Button Special Edition

As many consumers had difficulty focusing with their original SX-70s, Polaroid released an autofocus model of their folding SX-70 in 1978. The SX-70 Time Zero Auto-Focus utilized a new and very advanced sonar technology. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid SX-70 Sonar Blue Button Special Edition

The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s “The Button”

In the late 1970s, Polaroid began to manufacture plastic-bodied non-folding cameras for their SX-70 film, as an alternative to the more expensive folding SX-70s. Numerous iterations of these “OneSteps” appeared through the early 80s, with slight design variations and features. “The Button” is one of those iterations. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid’s “The Button”

The Camera Museum: Polaroid Supercolor 635

The Supercolor 635 was one of many variations in the simple plastic-bodied 600 camera line featuring the Light Management System. Polaroid released so many slightly different iterations in this line of cameras. This particular model has a silver face in place of the more common black face of Supercolors, and contains no sliding close-up lens. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid Supercolor 635

The Camera Museum: Polaroid One 600

In the early 2000s, Polaroid released one last line of instant cameras, including the One 600. Though similar in function and capabilities, these cameras are sleeker in design, opening and closing in a clamshell fashion. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid One 600

Classic Polaroid SX-70 Advertisement

A classic commercial for the Polaroid Instant-Photo camera. This commercial dates from around 1980, maybe earlier. Commercial has good picture quality.
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Krista Langley – The People I’ve Met

The People I’ve Met” is a project by photographer Krista Langley that involves one Polaroid camera and one question. Langley shoots portraits of her friends and family and asks them to write down the answer to the question “what would you do if you knew you could not fail?”. Continue reading Krista Langley – The People I’ve Met

The Camera Museum: Polaroid OneStep Express

In 1997, Polaroid reissued their plastic-bodied 600 cameras with a more modern, rounded trim. The Polaroid OneStep Express camera is otherwise the same as the earlier One Step Flash, with a built-in flash and a sliding close-up lens. It came in various color schemes, most common being the pictured green & grey and navy blue & grey. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid OneStep Express

NEW Impossible Cool Film!

We’re kicking things off in style in Spring 2012 with the inaugural launch of the new Impossible COOL film line. New Impossible films will from now on now be released bi-annually in spring and fall. Continue reading NEW Impossible Cool Film!

The Camera Museum: Polaroid 1200SI

The Polaroid 1200si camera was first released in 2000, with an updated rounded body, as opposed to the square body of the earlier Spectra System cameras. Additionally, it differs from earlier Spectra models in that the film counter counts upward rather than downward and it was designed for compatibility with the foreign-market 12-exposure “1200” film pack. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid 1200SI

The Camera Museum: Polaroid 50th Anniversary SUN 600 SE

In 1987, Polaroid celebrated its 50th anniversary. Fittingly, a special edition of the popular Sun 600 LMS camera was released, with gold face and marked, “Polaroid 50, 1937-1987”. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid 50th Anniversary SUN 600 SE

The Camera Museum: Polaroid OneStep 600 Talking Camera

In 1997, Polaroid released possibly their most gimmicky camera: The OneStep 600 Talking Camera. The camera came with several pre-recorded messages, and could also be used to record speech (or music) which is played via a loudspeaker just before taking your photo. The sound effects can be switched off completely if preferred, which you very well may. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid OneStep 600 Talking Camera

The Camera Museum: Polaroid Sun 660 AF

The Polaroid Sun 660 Autofocus camera was first released in 1981. It is similar in style to the earlier 600 cameras, with a rigid plastic body, but the Sun 660 utilizes Polaroid’s patented Sonar Autofocus technology. The distance to the subject is calculated by firing a high-frequency sound wave that bounces back to a gold-colored receiver beside the lens. The minimum focal length for the Sun 660 is 3 feet. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid Sun 660 AF

The Camera Museum: Polaroid SX-70 OneStep SE

Much like Polaroid’s “The Button”, the OneStep SE is identical in features to the original non-folding SX-70 “Rainbow” OneStep. The only difference is the color scheme. Instead of a white body, the OneStep SE is a shiny black, and the shutter release button is sky blue. Continue reading The Camera Museum: Polaroid SX-70 OneStep SE