April 19, 2010 7:29 AM   Subscribe

George Eastman revolutionized the world by making the camera "as convenient as the pencil". As the Polaroid revolutionized the world of photography for my grandparents, so the advent of the web-enabled camera will revolutionize my family scrapbook.
posted by anastasiav (3 comments total)

Very nice; what are the steps you take after taking the picture to post it on the site?
posted by MrBCID at 7:55 PM on April 19, 2010

The photos are run through an iPhone ap called 'ShakeItPhoto' that does the Polaroid thing. And very occasionally I crop (in phone) although that's rare. Otherwise, just the images as I shoot them.
posted by anastasiav at 1:00 PM on April 20, 2010

Interesting. Normally I am against the whole faux-Polaroid thing; it seems a little silly to emulate in software the artifacts of a chemical system that we're not using, and which were in their time simply necessary tradeoffs rather than desirable characteristics ... but it's nonetheless effective. But there's a whole can of worms labeled 'authenticity' that you could open up and unpack, if you wanted to.

Looking over the site made me wonder: if the Polaroid was so significant that we go so far as to emulate its form factor and color reproduction today, and given that ubiquitous digital photography has already wiped out Polaroid as a company, making it arguably that much more game-changing and culturally significant ... what will someone doing a project like this in 25 or 50 years do, in order to press the nostalgia buttons and hearken back to the early 2000s? Just a random thought.

Anyway, neat project!
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:47 AM on May 11, 2010

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