More Fun!

More Fun!

More is always more fun! More toys and more options mean more time spent trying to figure an app out. That is, I guess, part of what makes Hipstamatic so much fun. It recreates the olden days of analog, when you had a tiny view finder that didn’t accurately see what the film captured, your options for tweaking included lens, film and flash type, and you ended up with gobs of pictures that were laughable due to no fault of your own. Or maybe that’s just me.

Here’s what you see in the app itself:

In the viewfinder you can see my laptop. The actual picture would be much wider than that, and probably not centered on what I thought it was. That just encourages you to take more pictures. I find myself taking ten to get the one I want. I know the professional photographer’s ratio is probably much higher…geez it’s hard work being a photographer. But so much fun! Did I mention I’m having fun?

The big yellow button is the picture button. Go to the star to see the 3 lenses, 3 flashes and 3 films from which you can configure your camera with a combination of one each. You can always buy more if you want more fun! Let’s just take today’s POD – the original, shot with a combo that I can’t quite recall:

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Ok, I can accept “the look” that this film and lens choice (no flash obviously) provide, but that shadow is decidedly not fun! Thank goodness for my trusty Touch Retouch.

For another shot that had inexplicable shadows – they couldn’t have been my fingers – I did some cropping in Photoshop Express, and then was able to add a border in that app to make it look like a “Hipsta” shot. See below:20120328-094322.jpg

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So yes, Hipstamatic is fun, but particularly so because I can still tweak photos as needed in other apps. To me, editing is fun. Have a fun day everyone!

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