Hooked on Hipstamatic
First I didn’t know what to use it for, then I got confused about which lenses and films worked best. (Rewind three months and I had only just re-discovered it). Now though, I cant stop using it and am hopelessly addicted to Hipstamatic on the streets!
On a relatively normal photo walk I would just use the iPhone’s native camera and edit all my photos from scratch but for the last month or so, I have been shooting solely on the streets with Hipstamatic. Specifically with the film & lens combo BlackKeys SuperGrain and Jane.
There is something about this dark and gritty combo that seems to have gotten under my skin and I cant stop. No adjustments with sharpness, ambiance, contrast or saturation. In fact, no post editing at all. Just as it is, as it happens and I kinda love it.
Maybe I just have to get this particular combo out of my system. Like any app or filter, use it till I am sick of it and move on? Who knows but I am having fun all the same and that is exactly what photography is about for me.
Do you use Hipstamtic for your street photography? What are your favourite combos? Or maybe you use something completely different to shoot? I’d love to hear what excites you about photography at the moment and what you love to shoot with!
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