Hipstamatic is a digital photography application for the Apple iPhone sold by Synthetic Corporation. It uses the iPhone's camera to allow the user to shoot square photographs, to which it applies a number of software filters to make the images look as though they were taken with an antique film camera. The user can choose among a number of effects which are presented in the application as simulated lenses, films and flashes. Several of these are included with the application, while others may be acquired through an in-app purchase. Popular, the application has sold 1.4 million copies, as of November 2010. sourceAs mentioned in this description, the application allows you to switch lenses, films, and flashes. I do not like to use flashes in my photography so I haven't practiced with those at all - someday, perhaps. I am practicing with the various combination of lenses and films which are easily switchable on the camera. The best way to evaluate the results is just to shoot away and see what you get. It is a fun and easy to use application.
Here are the results of using one film (Kodot) and all the free lenses that come with the basic app. I am looking to add a black and white film but otherwise will probably stick with these.
The film Kodot is defined as follows:
Being a little rough around the edges never hurt anybody. Kodot's XGrizzled addes a vintage ‘just out of the dryer' look to your prints. sourceI used this film with the following lenses - all are explained here - source:
- John S.
- Karmal Mark II
- Buckhorst H1
Here are the results:
I am not seeing a huge difference between the John S. and Jane lenses - the other lenses definitely give you a different look. I will be experimenting more but this may be it before my holiday company comes today!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and happy photographing!