Saturday, May 01, 2010
My favorite iPhone App is called Hipstamatic. "Digital photography never looked so analog." This amazing app replicates the look and feel of those plastic cameras I remember from my childhood. The shots have an unpredictable beauty, because there are a variety of film types, lenses and flashes available. If you shake the camera while shooting, you can get a random combination for even more of a surprise. And it only costs $1.99. Crazy. Beautiful.
A year or two ago, my friend Jess took pictures of Madeline and me, and I really wanted to do just what hipstamatic does. So I took some of those crisp, perfect pictures into photoshop and desaturated them, blurred parts, created lens flares, cropped them to square, and even added the white border with the retro style date... Well, hipstamatic does all that for me. I obviously wasn't the only one with the idea, and I'm glad someone with the know-how created this application.
These are a few of my favorite shots so far. But I've only had the app for 2 days. Want to see more? Keep checking back here.