Tonight’s Combo Apps is about Hipstamatic, Retro Camera Plus and Swanko Lab. They are all really great apps to have in your collection. In my opinion they’re must haves if you into collection apps or great creative outlets. I’ll tell you how I did the image showing on top.
1. I shot it with Hipstamatic with Jimmy Lens and Kodot XGrizzled Film
2. Then used Swanko Lab x3 times. First I made it cold tones, aged and warm saturation.
3. Last I used the Tilt Shift Gen App, to make the flag stand out and blur out the clouds.
That’s how I got that fire in the sky look with the flag. You have to play with Swanko Lab more than one to give you a certain look to you photos/images.
Same with this image you have to play with Swanko Lab to give your sky that Outer Space look. I also added the stars from PFX Weather App. It’s available at the App Store for $1.99 and be used with the iPad as well. What the app does is used preloaded weather images that you can apply to you photos/images. It gives you that added effect to make your photos pop.
Hipstamatic is the camera app I probably use the most. The reason is I always had a love for square images. Second reason I’m doing a 365 Project with the app. I started this project before I got and use Instagram. I don’t post anyone of these images on Instagram. They get posted on Flickr (365 Days Hipstamatic), Tumblr, Twitter and blogged on Word Press. I’m doing really good and I’m in the early 100s. That’s the reason why I’m so prolific in posting photos on Instagram.
You can purchase the Hipstamatic App for $1.99, after you buy the app and it’s loaded onto your iPhone/iTouch/nano. You can buy the Hipstapaks to go along with app. Two of the Hipstapaks are discontinued The Dali Pak and The Holiday Pak. Which is sad because The Dali Pak was one of the best. The lens alone is worth it !!! My favorite combo with the Salvador 84 lens is using the Float Film. I like the details and the film edge. Now again like I told you about Pudding Camera write reviews to bring back that Pak.
Retro Camera Plus is a FREE app !!! It’s a great alternative if you don’t want to pay for an app. One of the best FREE CAMERA APPS !!! It has 5 different cameras, The Barbal, Little Oragne Box, Xaolaroid 2000, Pinhole Camera and Fudge Cam. You can also change it to color or black and white film. The only downside to the app it does have ads, but the ads don’t bother me. It’s also a little slow on the loading, but it’s “FREE” !!!
When you touch the photo you have 3 options. Cancel, Share Print (You can uploaded on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail the picture.) and Delete the picture in the gallery. It also saves you pictures. Auto Saves you picture to you camera roll. You can do that through you settings on your phone and set them at High Resplution too.
This app was made by the same makers of the Hipstamatic. You can purchase this app for $1.99 at the App Store. What this app does is takes you back to the darkroom days of photographer. You mix chemicals to give you prints a certain look to them. It can give you a warm, aged, cool, retro and black & white look. It reminds me of taking photo classes again. I had so much fun in the darkroom. It’s bringing the romance to photography all over again, with out the smells and mess of chemicals.
The list of premade formulas. Now I don’t these formulas, but you can try them out and see what you get. I prefer do a mix instead and process it. Then save the print and load it up and mix chemicals and process it again. I’ll so this about 2 to 3 times. Again it’s all about trial an error, i’m not going tot ell you what is right or wrong. You need to figure out how you want your images to look…everyone sees differently and it’s subjective.
I wanted to add there is an update with Retro Camera Plus. They added a new camera to their line up. It called Ripsteroku. I plan to play with it more and blog about this new camera in the future.
This concludes Combo Apps, if you have any questions please e-mail me email@example.com You can also follow me on Twitter & Tumblr @ashcroft54 and fine me on Instagram ashcroft54/Tina Rice. Leaving comments on this blog helps too…have a good night and next weeks blog will be about Orton Effect.
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