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Hipstamatic App Experiment: Outdoors, Under Sunlight

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Also taking using Hipstamatic, just for the heck of it.

I know that the Hipstamatic app has been around for a while and I’ve read about it almost everywhere. So when I finally sold a little more of my soul to the great, big fruit got on the iPhone bandwagon, I bought to app but due to a relatively busy time since I bought it, I haven’t gotten around to trying it out as much.

Even though I’ve only gotten the basic pack, it still comes with 3 different types of film rolls: Blanko, Ina’s 196, and Kodot XGrizzled, 3 different flashes: Standard, Dreampop and Cherry Shine, and 4 lens types: John S, Jimmy, Kaimal Mach II and Buckhorst H1.

With all these different settings, I have no idea which setting to use that’s when I decided that I needed to experiment a little. I took a walk during lunch and snapped some pictures with different films and lenses, using the natural sunlight just to see what happened.

Here are the results.


The set of pictures below are taken using the Blanko film. Clockwise from the top right hand, I used the John S, Jimmy, Kaimal Mach II and Buckhorst H1 lenses.

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The set below is taken with the Ina’s 1969 roll, and with the same lens types. Ignore the little shading thing at the top of some of the pictures. I didn’t realise that my fingertip was covering the

small Ina's 1969 John Ssmall Ina's 1969 Jimmysmall Ina's 1969 Kaimal Mach IIsmall Ina's 1969 Bockhorst H1

This was taken with the Kodot XGrizzled film, and the same lens types.

small Kodot XGrizzled John Ssmall Kodot XGrizzled Jimmysmall Kodot XGrizzled Kaimal Mach IIsmall Kodot XGrizzled Bockhorst H1

I love how the different lenses casts different filter effects on the pictures. It’s really interesting how different the pictures turn out. However, to my eye, I don’t see any difference between the different film types. If there is, maybe my plebeian eyes just can’t see it.

Since the app has the option of using flash and also, different types of flash, I’m going to have to do another experiment just to see what happens.

If you are a Hipstamatic user and have some tips for me, feel free to leave a comment.