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Hours Of Fun

Jul 23 2012

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.

Dip­tic

Barbican

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.

The Barbican

InstaCRT

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.

InstaCRT

You can then if you fancy export the image to Insta­gram to play around with it even more (see below).

InstaCRT

The video below explains how it works in more detail.