My current favorite iPhone photo app is Hipstamatic. If you know me (really know me) you know that I <3 pictures. My Canon DSLR is awesome but sometimes I just don’t feel like lugging it around. Plus, I’m a busy mom and I don’t always have the time to enhance or stylize my photographs in Photoshop. This is why I love Hipstamatic. Turn on the app, shoot and get creative, fun, vintage images. Then share them with your Facebook/Twitter friends.
The Hipstamatic app is based on the original Hipstamatic 100, which was a cheap analog plastic camera. Hipstamatic can be downloaded through the App Store for $1.99. The app looks like the back of a camera with a square window.
I’ve purchased many of the Hipstamatic add-ons. You can buy different gear and bundles to get cool results. I hardly use the flashes but my favorite film/lens combo is Ina’s 1969 Film and John S. The pictures have a vintage, grainy look to them and they’re really eye-catching.
Getting to your Hipstamatic equipment is simple. Touch the arrow in the bottom right hand corner and you have access to your film and flashes.With just a swipe of your finger you can choose your favorites. The only “cons” (and I’m not really complaining) is that the camera developing time is a bit slow (aren’t we spoiled?). I also have to sometimes guess the alignment. A centered image in the window often results in an off-centered image but this sometimes adds to the character of the camera and photos.
You can also purchase prints of your images through Hipstamatic. I haven’t tried that yet but it’s next on my list. I have hundreds of prints and I’m sharing a few with you here. I almost always have my Canon with me but you’ll always see me capturing cool images with my Hipstamatic. BTW, I’m browsing through Hipstamatic’s featured camera gear right now and I see that they have an item called IcrediBooth! Shoot, it’s only available for iPhone 4… I also love photo booths!
Visit http://hipstamaticapp.com/ for all the details you need about this cool app.
* We did not receive monetary compensation or product for this review. I wanted to share an app that I love using. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.