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I downloaded Hipstamatic FOR IPHONE thanks to the recs from the iphone apps thread and it's actually quite enjoyable, despite my misgivings about lomo culture. so show off your lomo and lomo-influenced photography!

(also accepted itt: cross processing, expired film, etc.)

dyao, Monday, 15 February 2010 13:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

(christopher doyle, I'm gunnin for ya!)

dyao, Monday, 15 February 2010 13:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

very successfully!

nakhchivan, Monday, 15 February 2010 13:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

*downloads*

werewolf bar mitzvah of the xx (gbx), Tuesday, 16 February 2010 18:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

no scans, but on the subject of cross-processing, i just got back some fuji astia rap 100F prints, taken on sunny days in california and they're beautiful, spectral reds and blushing pinks.

Norman Mail (schlump), Tuesday, 16 February 2010 19:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae232/daggerlee/IMG_0151.jpg

^^the sparkliness is not a lomo effect, but rather the result of this mercedes being completely covered in...swarovski crystals?

http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae232/daggerlee/IMG_0163.jpg

noted schloar (dyao), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 01:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

really liking the colors on dyao's coffee pict

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 3 March 2010 08:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah me too. liked that bleached beige effect.
Could you guys post the specs of your pics (sorry to get all anal on yr asses but I'm still trying to figure out the lenses and all that)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 08:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

sorry to get all anal on your anuses

HOOM gang (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 08:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

and that's my contribution to this thread

thirding the posts about the coffee pic tho

HOOM gang (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 08:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's from the shibuya pack - lens is roboto glitter and the film is 'float' (weird japanese characters)

noted schloar (dyao), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 09:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

I do feel like a bit of a tit for paying for add ons though :( but the newest release offers the option to take pictures in high quality, which pleases meh

noted schloar (dyao), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 10:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes the pricing is slightly cheeky I have to say

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 10:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

I bought all this stuff the other day, too. I'll post here as I take better pics. These sort of remind me of synth presets - like... they'll soon be instantly recognizable as we start seeing them on Flickr, blogs, etc, but they are pretty damn fun and way better than the standard pixelated iPhone camera. Since I take my iPhone everywhere, I am way more likely to capture interesting stuff than on my nice Canon. If the next iPhone has a high pixel camera, I will definitely upgrade it. Toy Camera and Polarize are pretty cool apps, too. Hipstamatic makes the most mundane subject matter look kind of awesome.

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1767/img0356t.jpg

richie aprile (rockapads), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 18:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah hipstamatic kind of gets it 'right'...waiting for a >5mp camera. keep on thinking that the iPad comes with a 5MP camera, but I guess steve jobs said SUCK IT .

noted schloar (dyao), Thursday, 4 March 2010 00:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

but the new high quality option is pretty dope... 2.25 MP pix are enough to print little 3x3 or 4x4 prints or whatever, I think

takes a long fucking time though, even on a 3GS. would be dope if you could take regular pictures and process them later.

noted schloar (dyao), Thursday, 4 March 2010 00:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/315/img0404pw.jpg

wish I could remember what combination of settings this one is - I like how it turned out.

Yeah, it takes a while to develop the hi res ones on my 3G, but some of the bitching about it in reviews has me wondering what settings they are using... it's not that bad for me. seems to take a lot longer with a flash, I guess.

richie aprile (rockapads), Thursday, 4 March 2010 00:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

is this high-res option part of one of hipstamatic's $ packs?

W i l l, Thursday, 4 March 2010 16:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

can't u do this stuff in photoshop (no lomo)

am0n, Thursday, 4 March 2010 16:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

the hi rez option is in the hipstamatic section of your iPhone settings. it became available with the 1.50 patch that just released a few days ago.

richie aprile (rockapads), Thursday, 4 March 2010 16:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

am0n, yeah you can do this stuff with Photoshop (if you're rich or can find a virus-free copy on torrent or w/e), but for me this and other camera apps are just fun replacements for the crappy iPhone cam - which I bring everywhere (unlike my much nicer Canon, which currently has a layer of dust on it).

richie aprile (rockapads), Thursday, 4 March 2010 16:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

These sort of remind me of synth presets - like... they'll soon be instantly recognizable as we start seeing them on Flickr, blogs, etc, but they are pretty damn fun and way better than the standard pixelated iPhone camera.

This is true of toy cameras themselves.

I don't want to front on Holgas/Lomos/etc. because I've taken some photographs I'm proud of with them (I did a series back in the day from inside mosh pits, using a Holga and direct flash - I wasn't about to risk my only real film camera then), but the aesthetic is easy pickings at this point.

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Thursday, 4 March 2010 21:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

the main reason I like hipstamatic is that it's not going to cost a mint to develop that roll of 120 film or w/e

noted schloar (dyao), Friday, 5 March 2010 01:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

what about hipstamatic vs camerabag

am0n, Sunday, 7 March 2010 17:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

not gonna lie, using this program absolutely makes me feel like a real (if somewhat hackish) photographer
(i have virtually no ability to take a composed, timely shot with any other camera it seems)

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7216/27070140210833547213152.jpg

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1206/27070140210853547713152.jpg

sleepingbag, Monday, 8 March 2010 04:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

It highlights how important processing is.

Just about every photo in history would look boring if printed straight, and digital images are the worst about this (as, usually, you see them in RAW format without any adjustments by camera or computer and there's no unique characteristics, where films had certain qualities that were inherent to their construction).

I have a Lightroom preset that I use to apply a mildly strong S-Curve to everything - sometimes it's too much and I can dial down after looking at them more closely, but for most images (particularly shot indoors or in Texas's flat light), I have to dial it up a bit more. I've gotten into the habit of applying a light vignette to a lot of images as well.

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 03:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah it's kinda funny, a lot of photographers always harp about getting 'verisimilitude' and colors which are as close as possible to the real thing, when really people want exaggerated contrasty shots that 'pop' and could not care less about accurate color

noted schloar (dyao), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 03:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Not just exaggerated contrast or color (I'm looking at you, Velvia)... Playing with curves (either an s-curve or whatever suits your image) generally creates separation in the midtones of an image, which is what they're primarily made of.

To go film nerdy, this was a sticking point when makers introduced modern black and white films (Tmax, Delta) vs. old-style (Tri-X, HP5, etc.) - the latter traditionally had a long s-curve with standard development, images had a certain depth to them. Modern films were flatter, and had to be printed with greater contrast in the enlarger (which is more of a compromise, as contrast is determined in most enlargers by another object placed between negative and paper).

What hipstamatic is doing up there doesn't necessarily have much to do with toy cameras (which were as much about the softness of plastic lenses, light leaks, chance, yada yada yada). It changes the color balance (cooler), hue (greener - sort of like expired films), applies some kind of curve to give the midtones depth, and adds vignette (which emphasizes the center of the image, which is where most of us naturally place our subject).

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Wednesday, 10 March 2010 01:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Big fan of this thing. I don't dig the frame effects so much except for the plain ones. Anything else seems to be exclusively vintage-y and rustic instead of just playing with the processing of the photo, which is the most interesting part to me. Thanks Milo, for you post, made me download it.

throwbookatface (skygreenleopard), Wednesday, 10 March 2010 21:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

the frames are the deadest giveaway. if i could give feedback to the author, i would ask for a frameless option and the ability to simulate double exposures

richie aprile (rockapads), Wednesday, 10 March 2010 21:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4430688604_ea7d633d24.jpg

Includes bonus finger, covering half of the tiny iPhone lens...

schwantz, Sunday, 14 March 2010 15:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

I guess you can't run Hipstamatic after the fact? Would be a lot easier to just use the iPhone camera and let Hipstamatic do its thing later.

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Monday, 15 March 2010 19:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

lols at the lens being the determinant factor for the image color, btw. The overly-yellow and overly-red ones are terrible anyway

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Monday, 15 March 2010 19:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^otm, esp considering how slow the processing is when selecting "high def" pictures.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 15 March 2010 21:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

well you have to find some way to sell more lenses, haha. xp

but actually it is impossible to have a penis on the body of a mermaid (dyao), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

after using this for a while I actually tried taking a few 'art effects' shot on my e-p1 and was disappointed by how plain and pedestrian they seemed

these hipstamatic guys need to be picked up by a camera company

but actually it is impossible to have a penis on the body of a mermaid (dyao), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 00:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

awwwwww

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 09:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hipstamatic is letting me test their new beta film "Penia", you can see the results below

http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae232/daggerlee/IMG_0202.jpg

I request "Fireflies" (dyao), Wednesday, 17 March 2010 06:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

There used to be some good 'Holga' actions for Photoshop - they were processor and memory intensive, because they randomized a series of layers over your image, which was cool. That was the closest thing to the 'toy cam experience' via processing.

There's a product that mounts to interchangeable lens digital cameras that basically consists of a lens mount, flexible tube, a single-element lens and drop-in apertures. Can't remember what it was called, though.

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Wednesday, 17 March 2010 20:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like this one:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4441937462_fd410e7cab.jpg

schwantz, Wednesday, 17 March 2010 22:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4442059184_155f9de44a_m.jpg

W i l l, Wednesday, 17 March 2010 23:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

lensbaby, milo

I request "Fireflies" (dyao), Thursday, 18 March 2010 00:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol @ beeps

teef
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4477103305_43e733635e_o.jpg

these were just lying on the lawn of the apt next door, wth

drink more beer and the doctor is a heghog (gbx), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 23:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I borrowed the drummer's iPhone to take these gig pictures
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4540653683_f772ff1b88_o.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4540653637_3018c2c6df_o.jpg

treefell, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 17:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

that teef pic is madness. i love it.

richie aprile (rockapads), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 19:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

seriously

no more springs no more summers no more falls (sunny successor), Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

my new tumblr feeds:

http://dogstamatic.tumblr.com/

http://catstamatic.tumblr.com/

WTF cat with unfitting music (kingfish), Saturday, 24 April 2010 08:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
two months pass...

anyone got advice on buying expired 135 film? i want a fuzzy, degraded effect, but i want a certain degree of clarity. how old is just right? 10 years? 20? what old brands/specs are the best for this sort of thing. i am prepared to be dissapointed and expect getting back fogged/blank pics... but it seems like a fun experiment.

ed chilliband (max arrrrrgh), Sunday, 17 October 2010 22:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Slide film is the most likely to have issues (desired or undesired) with processing and exposure due to age.

Other than that, it's a bit of a crapshoot. Film stored in a hot environment is going to degrade much faster than film stored in a fridge or freezer, etc..

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Monday, 18 October 2010 00:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

I shot some 20 year expired tri-x recently. ime it was much grainier, and had lost some film speed (i.e. you should overexpose it).

some fuji color film that had expired just a few years ago seemed a little washed out and there might have been some color shifting.

dayo, Monday, 18 October 2010 01:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Most of the film I shoot with is expired - it was scoring a bunch of past-developing-date 120/135 C41/E6 rolls on Freecycle a few years ago that got me back into it.

Can't say I've noticed any obvious defects with the 2004-05 slide films but this 1994-vintage 120-format TMax is obviously fairly degraded:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2942477569_157f4c0301_m.jpg

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

(Actually, not that obvious so small! Lots of superficial dirt and damage that I probably could've cloned out, anyway).

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://www.theawl.com/2010/10/your-beautiful-pictures-are-stupid-against-trendy-digital-photography

People were just as guilty of this using film (Lomos, Holgas, etc.), but at least there was a little bit of blood, sweat and tears involved.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Saturday, 23 October 2010 21:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

And you know what it all means? It means every picture and every video looks the same.

pictures have all looked the same for a while now!

dayo, Sunday, 24 October 2010 00:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

so I ran into some people who were using a fujifilm instax camera, then taking iphone pictures of the film to post on facebook

pretty funny

dayo, Monday, 1 November 2010 02:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

bought the dalí lens for hipstamatic on a lark and played around with it until it did something cool
this is pretty cool

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/5211581787_0fc8b4b366.jpg

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Saturday, 27 November 2010 17:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

That is VERY cool!

schwantz, Saturday, 27 November 2010 23:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to hearing your album of ambient synth jams.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Saturday, 27 November 2010 23:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

how did you know? i am getting ready to work on some ambient synth jams.

The Great Jumanji, (La Lechera), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Classic technique - come up with the album cover first, and then make the music to match the cover.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

fantastic pic!

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 08:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

On vacation last week. Also realized that I use Hipstamatic more often than I use the regular camera app.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/5855100738_5863458405.jpg

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 14 July 2011 00:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

dayo are you on instagram?

remembrance of schwings past (gbx), Sunday, 18 September 2011 22:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

no - I'm not even sure what that is, just know it's a highly valued tech company

you've been killin it w/ the lomo on fb btw!

Whiney G. Blutfarten (dayo), Sunday, 18 September 2011 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

thx dude!

that's all instagram stuff btw. it's just hipstamatic with built-in "sharing" functionality

remembrance of schwings past (gbx), Sunday, 18 September 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

I stopped taking pix with my iphone because even w/ the default camera app it takes 10 seconds to load

Whiney G. Blutfarten (dayo), Sunday, 18 September 2011 23:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah it's a pain.

remembrance of schwings past (gbx), Sunday, 18 September 2011 23:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

two changes I would love for Instagram to make: make Instagram files the same size (cropped to square, natch) as native iPhone photos, so they can be printed larger than 2.25x2.25, and that they make the borders independent of the 'styles' used

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 18 September 2011 23:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

otm

the borders thing is irritating

remembrance of schwings past (gbx), Sunday, 18 September 2011 23:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

So are there proper Hispamatic plugins for Photoshop or the like?

Silent Hedgehogs (Trayce), Monday, 19 September 2011 04:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

they make the borders independent of the 'styles' used

yay!

sktsh, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 23:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I wonder if Fuji will ever sue them

Whiney G. Blutfarten (dayo), Tuesday, 20 September 2011 23:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

sweet: also, "we’ve increased our photo size from 612x612 to 1936x1936 on the iPhone 4"

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 02:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

whoah nice

shame about all the old ones :(

forced to change display name (gbx), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 04:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

$25 on Ebay - one of the last Polaroid Packfilm cameras, plastic lens, two ISO settings (80 and 3000), scale focus. Fuji's still making film fairly cheap.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6239/6265190475_a7281870de_z.jpg
photo by celluloidpropaganda, on Flickr

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 21 October 2011 04:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh wow

dayo, Friday, 28 October 2011 21:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

:)

i love pinfold cricket (gbx), Friday, 28 October 2011 21:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

wtf @ gbx's photo. Is that some kind of tribute to Charles Burns' "Black Hole"? Is the wound in his neck going to start talking about his ex-girlfriend?

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 05:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

no that's jesse's neck after he broke a beer bottle over a dumpster and caught some shrapnel

i love pinfold cricket (gbx), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 06:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ok that's funny.

DSMOS has arrived (kenan), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 07:37 (seven years ago) Permalink


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