Hi everyone and welcome to today’s post. Well, I have fallen under the spell of my new iPhone 4 and my digital life may never be the same. Ok, that may be over stated but I have thoroughly enjoyed my iPad and found it quite a useful device for checking into my Facebook and Blog sites as well as housing my digital portfolio and providing hours of entertainment while on the road. So I did not think I could have much use for an iPhone. Well I am wrong. I really like it and I can do many of the things I do on my iPad but in a more portable fashion. And then there is the photography aspect.
I downloaded the Hipstamatic App for the iPhone and have a great time experimenting with all the film, lens, and flash options available through a variety of upgradeable Film Paks. The basic dowload comes with a few rolls of “film type” and lens and flash combinations. But you do not want to stop there. Just go on and buy all the Film Pak options to get all the various combinations. There are Black and White films, Infrared, Color, and Tonal Colorized Film options and most come with a lens or flash. The fun comes in trying out the various options. The camera looks like an old range finder and there are simple controls for setting the image quality, which affects the output size, selecting the film, and the flash. You can change lenses by swiping your finger across the iPhone screen. When you are ready to shoot you touch the screen and the camera flips over and you can compose through the viewfinder. It is a bit like looking through an old Box Camera. You can only see a portion of your composition which is part of the fun. All the compositions are square and come with various borders depending on the film type selected. My favorite combination so far is the Claunch 72 Monochrome with the Lucifer IV Lens. The two images above were shot in my garden this evening using that combination. The files are stored on the iPhone and can be downloaded into iPhoto. You can also share the files straight into Facebook or e-mail out to your friends. I shot each image in the highest quality mode and each .jpg was imported into Photoshop for a little curve work. Simple and fun. In fact its just liberating. Give it a try.
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