Whilst relaxing in Margaret River during the Easter break, I discovered a fantastic iPhone application called “Hipstamatic”. Once you download the application it works via your iPhone’s built-in camera and replicates the film cameras’ of old – like 50 years ago old! You can select your lens of choice, as well as film and flash units and can then make-up combinations of all three to suit the effect you are after! Shaking the iPhone gives you a surprise mix of lens, film and flash and stirs it all up a bit!
Extra films and lenses are available to buy from the online store. Of course, I had to have the lot, so for the grand total of about $6 including the actual application, I now have the Hipstamatic set!
Daisy volunteered to sit for me in the studio this afternoon whilst I practised with the Hipstamatic. For those who are keen, these shots were taken using the John S lens, Ina’s 1969 film and no flash. I did some grainy black and white shots, but I really like the look of these ones the best – they remind me of photos taken with a Lomo or Holga.
Somehow I don’t think people are going to be rushing to Houndstooth Studio for Hipstamatic images, but I’m finding it loads of fun to use on my happy dog!