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Inventive Co-founder Highlighted in Short Documentary on the Rise and Fall of Polaroid

Inventive Co-founder Highlighted in Short Documentary on the Rise and Fall of Polaroid

The topic of the video is one of the most ground-breaking, disruptive, and commercially successful consumer technology products of the mid-twentieth century. Get a look into the Polaroid backstory, the rise and fall of the company, and the life and career of its co-founder.

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A Bouncer Who Took Photographs but Didn’t Make It to His First Exhibition

A Bouncer Who Took Photographs but Didn't Make It to His First Exhibition

Billy Monk was a bouncer in a club in Cape Town South Africa. It was in the 60s, during Apartheid, where certain rules regarding social dynamics were strongly enforced, and yet, here he was, documenting the people who freed themselves of these rules whenever inside this club called Catacombs.

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A Look at the Empty Streets of Paris During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Look at the Empty Streets of Paris During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has led to massive shutdowns across the world, with the everyday lives of many people coming to a complete stop. Paris is one such city, with its historic and vibrant streets now standing quiet and devoid of much of the life that normally fills them. This video explores the city and shows just how remarkably different it is due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

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The Psychological Benefits of Post-Mortem Photography

The Psychological Benefits of Post-Mortem Photography

Death photography was, at one time, a popular way of preserving a memory of a loved one who has passed. This video discusses the history of it, and suggests that it can still play a role in modern society as a way to cope with grief.

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A Look at the Eerily Empty World of New York City During the Coronavirus Pandemic

A Look at the Eerily Empty World of New York City During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented shutdowns, bringing normal life to a complete halt in many places around the world, making for eerie scenes as normally bustling neighborhoods stand empty and quiet. This fascinating video tours the streets of New York City to show how starkly different the world is during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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How to Scan and Edit Slides and Film Negatives Using Your Digital Camera

How to Scan and Edit Slides and Film Negatives Using Your Digital Camera

Sending off old negatives can be time-consuming and even a little costly. Here is how you can develop film using just your camera, tripod, and a light source.

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It’s the End of the 3D Movie Projection Era, but Do You Care?

It's the End of the 3D Movie Projection Era, but Do You Care?

No, this article doesn’t have anything to do with the current situation in the economy. The decline of 3D movie production and projection started about 10 years ago, and in this documentary, you will learn how history repeats itself over and over again.

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What’s in a White House Photographer’s Camera Bag?

What's in a White House Photographer's Camera Bag?

For eight years, photographer Pete Souza had my dream job, photographing the president of the United States and being on the front line of the biggest news stories of our time. In his latest IGTV post, Souza talks about some of the gear he used to capture his iconic images.

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Footage From Victorian England Enhanced to 4K and 60 fps

Footage From Victorian England Enhanced to 4K and 60 fps

If, like me, you have a love for history, being able to see footage from Victorian England in 1901 is a real pleasure. Using neural networks, we can now see previously grainy and fuzzy video from the era upscaled to 4k, 60 fps, colorized, and significantly improved image quality.

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