Hipstamatic iPhone app: so worth it!

I downloaded the Hipstamatic iPhone app for $1.99 at the recommendation of my photo-snob friend, Jen. Loving it!

I call this one “Hipsta-Milo” and it was taken by Holden.

Photos are taken with various “photoshop effects” to simulate the results of the 1970’s era limited-edition camera, the Hipstamatic. You can select from film, flash, and lens to create different effects. Or just shake the iPhone to get a wildcard combination.

Additional goodies (more funky lenses, films, and flash effects) are available for more money, but I think you’d have to really know what you’re doing to bother with that. For $1.99 I totally love it!

Other things to know: All photos come out square. Because it’s like an old-school camera, you can’t review your image immediately and you can’t be too sure what’s included in the frame. I offer an example:

I centered in on these lovely cupcakes but the dirty dishes surprised me in the final photo. Because of the “film border” I can’t crop it out without losing the coolness.

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RookieMoms co-founder & mom to 3 boys in Berkeley, CA. Bossy big sister and project manager turned blogger helping moms enjoy their first years of motherhood. Find me on my other site on 510families.com or hiding in my minivan eating dark chocolate.

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