As much as I use Hipstamatic (a lot), I do wish the developers could 1. improve the speed for high-res processing and 2. decrease the effect on battery life.
I get a nagging feeling that the program is not efficiently optimized.
Personal favorite lens/film combo is the Blackeys Super Grain with the Kamal lens. Gives a nice low contrast holga like result.
Here's another with that same combo...
wow - love those B&W's.
My biggest wish from Hipstimatic is "develop later" option. Let me take my photo with the iPhone and then have Hipstimatic do its thing. That way I get a clean original and can then do the Hipstimatic conversion later and try out different treatments. This is what i like better about plastic bullet. However, plastic bullet returns shots that are too low in resolution.
Anyone good at programming that wants to write my dream app?
Also, what file size do you get with the hi rez version of Hipstimatic?
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Plastic Bullet now supports full IP4 resolution.
Taken at the RA summer exhibition
Colour coordinated art admirers
Well seen Will!
>Well seen Will!
First experiments with the Lo-Mob app
Frame is based on own Texture Blending Template
Interesting subjects, excellent framing and shooting, masterful processing, Uwe. Your iPhone photographs are always a pleasure to look at.
Some Hipstamatic shots
I am still figuring out the best way to use the iphone camera, but here are a few taken with a 3GS.
This is brilliant Uwe, may I ask how you processed it?
One more reason to buy an iPhone, I guess. Thank you.
Very good composition and control of light with matching processing.
I really like that last one uwe. Doesn't even look digital let alone from a phone cam.
One I took in Norway a couple of weeks ago.
Ok, I yieldÖ
Taken with the iPhone 4, processed in Plastic Bullet. Shot at dusk from my 22nd-floor office toward the building blocking part of my view Ė theyíve just taken the bamboo scaffolding down, so this is the first look at the buildingís design.
The windows of our building reflect light back toward the strongest source, so during the day they reflect sunlight away from the building, and at night they reflect you like a mirror Ė but catch them at just the right moment and you get half and half, which is what we have here. Meaning it's not a composite or layered shot.
Huge thanks to Uwe Steinmueller for the Plastic Bullet recommendation.
Iíve been using, and enjoying, Hipstamatic, but there are problems: 1) itís slow to load, 2) itís slow to process and you canít take another shot until itís done, 3) it only processes the lens and film youíve pre-chosen, 4) itís square, which may cut out something youíd like to have, 5) it has a dinky viewing window (which, if you donít know, you can set to show all the scene in the Settings; by default, it only shows a tiny bit, as though thatís a benefit).
And 6) if you close Hipstamatic when youíre in review mode -- rather than camera mode -- it takes a voodoo ritual to get the program working again. Hint: open the program and close it four times in rapid succession. On the fourth opening, let it just sit there doing nothing Ė it will crash off the screen within 30 seconds and then you can load it again and it will work.
Plastic Bullet has none of those drawbacks. Just shoot as you normally would with the default camera or other camera of your choice. Process later into your choice of three different sizes when youíre watching TV or sitting on the porch swing. Keep punching the button until you see an effect you like and then save it. Keep saving the same image with different effects that you like. Close the program and go through the ones youíve saved and pick the one you really like.
Then inflict it on someone as I have here.
All your observation on Hipstamatic are true. Still it has its magic.
Here is our Hipstamatic Gallery:
Thanks, too, for your link. They are lovely photos and I see we've taken a similar same approach: picking a film and lens and sticking with it for at least a gallery's worth of photos. One nice thing about the square format is that it's uniform -- even the thumbnails look neat and tidy.
>similar same approach: picking a film and lens and sticking with it for at least a gallery's worth of photos.
Yes. Also the images are unique and the result of the moment.
Despite having Hipstamatic on my phone for some time I haven't got around to using it yet. In the mean time until I do I shall continue to post my un-Hip images
Loving the images in here.
I just got a new iPod Touch and have been having a blast shooting with Hipstamatic, much more so than I expected. I just love the random aspect of it and the hyper-saturated colors. I do the randomized "shake and shoot" thing quite a bit, but do have my favorite combo (John S lens + '69 film) so far.
Here are a few from this weekend. You might find it funny that I shot with two cameras: Hipstamatic, and Fuji 690. Definitely opposite ends of the quality/philosophy spectrum.
As a side note, I've noticed that I really like shooting square. So much so that I'm considering a Hassy 50x (again). Funny how a crappy quality square shooter can still give me GAS.
As another side note, it seems that the iPhone has a much higher-quality camera/lens built in than the iPod Touch. I can easily see the difference in the photos posted here, in even "straight" shots. That's too bad (for me). Oh well, it just makes the lo-fi experience even lo-er.
Claire, both are very good. The first one is very moody.
Foggy morning on a one lane bridge.
Chris - fantastic love the tones and that you waited for a car.
+2 Chris, wonderful capture!
Terry, Uwe, and Osman, thank you. Standing in the middle of a five way intersection to get the correct framing and wait for a car to cross the bridge was a bit of a challenge, but I survived.
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