Previously published on Cool Mom Picks
I’m far from a photography expert, and admittedly, the only camera I use anymore is my iPhone. While every now and then I get a great picture with it, I often feel bad that the only pictures of my kids are taken with the sub-par quality of a camera phone. That is, until I discovered Hipstamatic.
I first stumbled upon Hipstamatic while perusing uber mom-blog Dooce, and
admired Heather Armstrong’s photos thinking they were taken with some
fancy pants camera. But then when I found out it was an iPhone
application, I definitely had to check it out.
This super cool iPhone photography app
adds a filter to make your pics look like they were taken with one of
those awesome old plastic cameras. For $1.99 you get three lens types, a
choice of films, and two flashes, all of which you can play around with
quite easily–even if you usually need a map and personal instructor
just to use a point n’ shoot camera. You can always add additional
packages for $.99 if you find yourself addicted. And you will.
other words, for about $5, you can get every component to the
application, and pretty much turn every iPhone snapshot into something
What I love most is that it completely eliminates
any issues with blurriness that you might get with the iPhone camera,
which is nice when there’s just no way to take a picture of your kids
three times in a row to get it right. Awesome. -Kristen
Purchase the Hipstamatic iPhone application at iTunes.
[thanks heather and cecily; photo by cecily k]