Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fun photo schtuff

I got an iPhone a little over a year ago, and I'm still totally happy with it. I try my best not to be annoying and check my email/twitter/facebook/text non-stop. I definitely don't do those things while driving. Really.

My favorite apps for it are photo-related: ShakeItPhoto and Hipstamatic. ShakeItPhoto creates a Polaroid-like photo. And Hipstamatic has many many options for cool borders and older-film-like shots.

Here are some shots I took with ShakeItPhoto (you'll see some in my layouts this month):

And these were taken with Hipstamatic:

Another super fun thing to have is an instant photo camera. As we all know, Polaroid stopped making, well, polaroids. (Some investors bought an old Polaroid factory and started making polaroid-esque film again!) But Fuji continues to make instant photo stuff. Last year, my parents kindly gifted me a Fuji Instax Mini 7.

What I love about an instant photo is that it captures a single moment never to be reproduced in that format. I do scan them. And share them with friends and family. But it is very unlike a digital photo. To me, there is less control of what will appear once the photo develops. And that mix of nervousness, awe and expectation is a very cool feeling.

Oh, yes, I've got my eye on a number of other alternative cameras and printers. But uh, I need to get a higher paying job first.

Do you have any cool camera/printer toys you love?


Vicky June 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Just love your photos! I remember way back when...getting my first Polaroid in grade school (I won't tell you what year that was!) it was so much fun getting instant pictures, there was nothing like them :)

Linda Barber June 3, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

Vicky, I used the very first version of Photoshop on my first job out of college. Yup. Let's not talk years. ;)

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