At a photography studio in Cleveland, instructor Nicole Follen is trying to convince her students to step back in time and technology — to the age of the humble Polaroid.
She wants the students to create something they can touch and feel — perhaps even something that – gasp — isn’t perfect.
So, she guides her class in how to transform digital photos taken on their smartphones into Polaroid-style instant photos that hark back to the bygone analog era.
“You go from something so digital to having a mark in your photography,” Follen said. “You have to work for it.”
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Once upon a time, before digital cameras, people trying to capture moments on film only had the clunky box cameras that spit out square photos with wide white borders that you needed to shake to develop.
Now, Follen uses a printer that links to smartphones and churns out prints similar to those that were all the rage in the 1970s.
Across the United States and Europe, instant photography is making a comeback — and not just in hipster enclaves like Brooklyn.
Leading the trend are those planning weddings and other special occasions. A simple internet search unearths endless do-it-yourself suggestions for asking guests to participate in creating instant memories.
“There’s something about Polaroids that just feels so cozy,” wrote one bride on a Reddit comment thread.
An elderly Japanese tourist has died after being pulled from waters in the Great Barrier Reef while snorkeling, Australian police said Wednesday, the fourth fatality at the popular tourist spot in a month.
The 75-year-old woman was snorkeling at Moore Reef some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Cairns on Tuesday afternoon when she was “pulled unresponsive from the water”, a Queensland Police spokeswoman told AFP.
Two French tourists die at Great Barrier Reef
The crew on the boat she was travelling on started CPR but she died shortly after, the spokesperson added.
The incident followed the death of a 60-year-old English tourist while diving on Agincourt Reef off the popular resort of Port Douglas last month.
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His death came just days after two French travelers in their 70s with pre-existing medical conditions perished snorkeling in the same area.
More than two million people visit the reef every year, generating more than Aus$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) in tourism revenues.
courtesy : express tribune