Well hellooo there!
Norman outlook on the Amalfi Coast- Libatique 73 lens and Ina’s 1969 film
I know this is a pretty sophisticated audience. (You wouldn’t be shopping our delicious wares otherwise!) But just in case you don’t already have it, Hipstamatic is an app that spices up your iPhone photos with lens and film effects. Each “lens” and “film” combination adds different borders, lens effects, funky colors or enhances contrast. You can also share your photos much like Instagram on Facebook, Twitter or via email (there are more options but those are the ones I use).
Solar Flare Portrait Chunky lens, Cano Cafenol film
This isn’t a format for lovers of perfect focus or high definition images with lots of detail. The effects aren’t even predictable but that’s the fun part! To the left of the lens graphic on your iPhone screen there is a switch that allows you to choose “high quality” or “standard quality”. Keep the camera on the high quality setting- there are no drawbacks as both settings are relatively low resolution. You will be able to fit thousands of photos in your iPhone – my 32 gig iTouch is currently holding 3,849 photos and there’s plenty of room for more.
Power Plant- John S Lens, Blanko film
Hipstamatic also has a print shop where you can order 4×4 or 7×7 prints and have them mailed to you. I personally use Adobe Photoshop to add several images to an 8×10 page and print them at home. Printing the square format photos at your local drugstore will only yield images that have been cropped heavily on both sides unless you are a Photoshop software wiz who can add white bars to the photo for proper automatic printing.
My favorite lenses are:
The Libatique 73 gives the photo a gorgeous antique brown and cream tone but also softens and preserves the strongest colors so you get some nice color pop effects.
Helping Daddy Fly a kite- Libatique 73 Alfred Infrared
The Buckhorst H1 evens out the contrast on a photo and gives it a sunny yellow tint.
Buckhorst H1 lens and Ina’s 1969 film
The Watts Lens gives your photos a hot pink cast, especially around the borders and is high contrast so it’s best for inside or cloudy day shots. Photos taken in sunny weather look great but you will get black holes where eyes should be- kinda creepy.
Cloudy Sky- Watts Lens and Big Up Film
My Fave films are:
Big Up film- the companion “film” to the Watts lens, it gives your photos a randomly chosen pink, yellow, white or black duct tape border which is UTTERLY fabulous!
Beach Toes- Watts Lens and Big Up Film
Black Keys Super Grain- gives the photo a stark black and white grainy look with a black border- great for moody “Here’s Lookin’ at you kid” shots.
Reader at High Line Park- John S lens, Black Keys Super Grain Film
Ina’s 1969- gives the photo a retro slide border and an overall bluish cast. Fantastic retro effect!
Paestum, Italy. Libatique 73 lens and Ina’s 1969 film
Now go on and shoot yourself silly!
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