25 Mar

Sochi Games Are Over, Do We Still Need The iPhone HipstaPak? Sure!

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During the last Winter Olympic Games, the group behind Hipstamatic released a film/lens pak named after the Sochi city. It was interesting but would it live up to staying on the iPhone after the end of the games. As I looked over a few recents shots I took, it would appear it is standing up […]

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16 Dec

In other news, Hipstamatic Releases Hongdae HipstaPak

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Hipstamatic, the retro film/lens/flash app for the iPhone, released a new HipstaPak. It actually showed up some time ago. I upgraded, played with it, and forgot to tell you. The new HipstaPak is called Hongdae. As you may guess from the name, there is a line “Made in Korea” everywhere the pack is mentioned. Included […]

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10 Nov

Now for something completely different, a Polaroid Film

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Every day, my iPhone comes out of my pocket for a minimum of a dozen photos. Generally, many dozen images, are captured and played with with enhancement apps. The modern smartphone allows a person to take a lot of photos with near zero expense. By taking a lot of snaps of things all around, a […]

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14 Oct

Copy iPhone Photographs To Actual Polaroid Prints

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In the 60s and 70s, as Instant film photography got more and more popular, people started noticing the lack of film negatives. Without a negative, the image shot and instantly printed to Polaroid framed paper meant that was the only recording of the image. It wasn’t possible to run down to the photography store and […]

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05 Oct

Vintage Polaroid Cameras And Film In The Days Of The iPhone

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I am a collector of vintage cameras. No particular year or style, the cameras in my collection are only limited by my interest in the particular tech. When it is possible to locate film that will work, I actually take some out of the collection to shoot with. The fun of film is the planning […]

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02 Sep

Buenos Aires Square Format Photos Like My Instant Film Camera Takes

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When out at the Antique Malls, there is almost always someone offering little square photos. They are fun to browse through, handy if you don’t have any family history, build your own for a couple bucks. Interesting that many of the small square photos are actually from early Polaroid cameras. Before the iconic SX-70 and […]

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21 Feb

Canon SELPHY CP900 Wireless Printer and an iPhone is my modern Polaroid

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Why did we love our Polaroid cameras? It was the experience and the instant gratification of seeing the photo in a time that everyone else had to go to the local shop to get their film developed and printed. The ability to share a printed version of a photo just taken. While the sharing of […]

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12 Jan

Retro Polaroid fun comes to the iPhone with Instant

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There are many vintage filters available to add to a photo after shooting the shot. And, there are camera apps that change the way the photo is initially shot to change the experience of iPhone photography. Basically, the second one is just applying a filter to an image from the start since we aren’t really […]

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25 Mar

Worn photos effect with ScratchCam FX on the iPhone – 50% off this weekend only

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I mentioned in an earlier post how I will age iPhone photos using PictureShow (The fun of film toy cameras on the iPhone). The effect is actually a grouping of many effects to get the final result. If you want to jump straight to a variety of worn film/paper effects, this weekend’s special for ScratchCam […]

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20 Feb

Americana Hipstamatic Pak on the iPhone Gets Two New Films

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Earlier this month, during Fashion Week, Hipstamatic offered a lens and camera body called Americana for free. Now, Americana Pak has grown to include two new films. The ‘new’ Americana is available to purchase through the in-app cart inside of Hipstamatic. The films have a rather light, ‘creative’ description that I thought requires a bit […]

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