I’ve started getting back into taking photographs, (I studied photography from the age of 15 until I got kicked out of University at 19, but that’s another story) nothing fancy, just playing around with my iPhone and the various apps out there that manipulate your photos for you. Of course the world and his wife has heard of (and is probably using) Instagram but there are a couple of others I’ve started using in conjunction that are quite fun too.
This diptic app for iPhone is quite fun used with Instagram, I was at the Barbican Center yesterday taking some pics and made the image above with some of the shots. The main image above and the one below are from the same set of pics using Instagram on it’s own.
I really like the idea of this app, basically you take a photo, upload it to the app, then your photo gets re-photographed with a DSLR using a real world filter and then sent back to you. Aesthetically the result really reminds me of the kind of early 90’s imagery that got me into photography in the first place.
You can then if you fancy export the image to Instagram to play around with it even more (see below).
The video below explains how it works in more detail.