August 2011


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Finally have an iPhone I can call my own. First app purchase was, of course, Hipstamatic.

Some analog purists might hate me for this, but I’ve always been Machiavellian when it comes to photography. The end justifies the means, the end here being images I can enjoy.

I don’t mind at all that this app simulates what folks like about toy cameras, those low-fi analog mistakes and imperfections like light leaks and vignettes and stuff. My analog cameras will always be there to do exactly that. However, when I feel the need for instant “analog” gratification, then I am glad Hipstamatic is available on tap.

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I’ll share more of my thoughts on Hipstamatic in a future post. Suffice it to say that I (as a career tech editor) have been waiting for this paradigm shift in digital photography for more than a few years.

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Bored with your double exposures? Tired of your supersampling? Here’s one cool tip I came across recently from Rene Nob of Lomomanila. It involves a supersampler and its four lenses, double exposures and two positive/negative masks. I won’t ruin the thrill of the hunt by posting the tip here, but here’s a sample:

Image by Rene Nob

To learn how to do this, click here.