I recently replaced my big clunky 60Gig iPod (it wasn't holding a charge very well anymore) with a new iPod touch. I downloaded a photography App called Hipstamatic and fell in love with taking photos all over again. The App has been around since 2009, so many of you have probably already heard of it.
According to the Hipstamatic facebook page "The Hipstamatic App is an iPhone App that seeks to recreate the magic started in the 80's with 'the little plastic camera with the golden shutter."
A little history of where the Hipstamatic came from, via the Hipstamatic facebook page again. "In 1982 Bruce and Winston Dorbowski began producing a DIY camera made entirely of plastic after dropping out of art school. The molds were made by hand and each camera was assembled in the brothers' cabin workspace on the Wisconsin River in Merrill, Wisconsin. Each camera included a golden yellow shutter button which become a cult icon in 1983. By the end of 1984 the group had manufactured and sold 157 units. They then began working on setting up a production facility to take the camera to retail stores such as Woolworth's and K-Mart. Unfortunately things never worked out and the Hipstamatic never became mass produced".
It's a super fun, easy to use, retro/toy camera photography application. I read that there are something like 288 possible combinations of flash, film and lens for all of the currently available add on packs (called Hipstapaks). I missed two limited time Hipstapaks, so I'm missing a couple film types, and a lens or two. I spent a total of $7.93 to get the App and 6 Hipstapaks, and I feel like it was worth every cent. I've been having a lot of fun trying different combos of flash, film and lens.
So you'll probably see me posting what appear to be old photos fairly often now. I'm going to try to get back in some sort of routine with the blog. Schools been kind of overwhelming lately, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel finally. Five classes left!
Anyways . . . . . . Enjoy!
The Great Hipstamatic 100
The Hipstamatic facebook page
The Official Hipstamatic application page