Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Toy for Photography

I recently caved in and got an iPhone.  My old phone was fine, but three years old and didn't do "apps".  I read about this great "app" for photography called "Hipstamatic" on a blog I follow and that was the final straw -- I had to have it.  What fun it is!  Now, instead of playing mindless games when I am bored, I can play with photos.  For example, when eating out by myself, I can take pictures like these while I wait to be served:

These are untouched photos.  Hipstamatic does all the lighting/filter and grunge effects.  There are lots of setting choices and you can even have the app choose random settings by shaking the phone.  Isn't that crazy fun!!!  There are lots of other photo apps that are nearly free - usually 99 cents to 1.99.  I also downloaded one called Nightshot, that adds flash to the photo when it processes it and allows photos to be shot in very low light.  Magic!


  1. That is very very cool! My son has an iphone. I'll have to tell him about this ap.

    Really neat photos. I really like the flower one.

  2. OMGosh, that is SO cool! Is this a free app or do you have to buy it?

  3. I think Hipstamatic cost $1.99. And I bought a couple other filters to go with it at 99 cents each. I've had that much fun out of them.

  4. Way cool - makes me want one. I would get one but I don't want to switch to AT&T. Really like your results though!!