An Oddball Hipsta

This week I started experimenting with the Hipstamatic app just to shakeup my mobile photography mind-set. I shot this photo of our Russian Blue with the Tinto 1884 lens, using the Standard flash and C-type plate film, and then used SnapSeed to tweak the shadows just a little bit.

Hipsta-cat © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

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  4 comments for “An Oddball Hipsta

  1. November 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Nice shot. I’d like to hear more about Hipstamatic and SnapSeed. How did you like working with them? I’ve not heard the words/programs before and would be interested in how easy/detailed they are to use. Thanks!

    • November 17, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      Hi Janet,

      I am happy to fill you in on what I know about the Hipstamatic and Snapseed photo apps.

      Hipstamatic sets you up with a camera interface that allows to to use different “lenses” and different “films”. There are many in-app purchases available to add lens/film combinations to your account. You can even change the look of the camera body, for some reason.

      The photos are in the 6X6 square format and are very analog looking—no sharp details, things have a dreamy/grunge-like appearance depending on the film/lens combination that you use.

      Snapseed is my go-to editing program and is also available in a desktop version. With it you can make many adjustments for exposure, saturation, contrast, sharpness, blurring/vignetting and also add frames to the photo.

      Look in the Apple App Store for them and click on the Developer’s Website link to get information. There are also a lot of instructional videos on YouTube and Vimeo.

  2. November 16, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Awww so very sweet. 🙂

  3. November 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    A Hipst-cat for a hipster? 🙂


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