Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hipstamatic 2 - Sky edition

Some more photos from the iPhone app Hipstamatic. This is the "sky" series. Basically I had to wait for a train so I wandered round taking photos, and liked a lot of the skylines I found... thought about some nice framings that would feel spacious and balanced.

I'm not sure if it automatically ghosts the images, but it seems they all have it except for the one highly saturated one I have here... so perhaps my hand is just always a bit shaky? I don't mind it, but it would be nice to have *slightly* higher fidelity. There's a high quality option for the app but it takes way too long to develop shots on my phone (it's already about 6 seconds which tests my patience sometimes!).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hipstamatic Photos

There's an app for the iPhone called Hipstamatic which emulates an old, analog camera that was made in very limited release many years ago. Basically it's just doing the typical retro/weathered stylings which are perhaps overdone, and purists loathe, as it's essentially hipsters (ahh, the name is quite convenient!) jumping onto another trend.

But y'know, i don't really care... the iPhone camera I have is fairly crappy, and this app means that I can take photos that are kind of cool looking. It's making me look at lighting, composition and other photography stuff, which I haven't done much before, and I wouldn't be doing with the normal iPhone camera, so as far as I'm concerned it's opening up new creative possibilities and that's a good thing. I reckon the random snaps I take will inspire other art I do, be it in color choices, composition, subject ideas, whatever.

Here's a few shots I have taken with it, just during my wandering home from work, or around the house.