Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Hipstamatic is an iPhone app that I learned about from Maggie's blog Assorted Musings by Maggie.  She's one of my new Austin bloggy friends.  I really like her blog. 

Hipstamatic is basically an app that turns your phone into all kinds of cameras.  You can pick different lenses and different types of film.  It takes the coolest pictures!  I had seen other people use it on their blogs but I had no idea how they were getting such great pictures.  Now, thanks to Maggie, I get to be in on the awesome, too!!  I have to admit that I still don't really know what I'm doing.  I usually just let the camera pick random films and lenses.  It's kind of confusing at first.  It comes with some basic films and lenses.  There is also an option to purchase more.  The possibilities of this app are pretty much endless!

I posted this picture of the sweet gift my friend Noemi gave me last week. I have no idea what settings it was on.  :-)

It took me a lot of tries to get this picture.  Sometimes when you think you are taking a close up picture you get a far away picture and when you think you are taking a far away picture you get a close up.  You never know what you're going to get.  I think that's part of the fun of the camera.

I went out into my yard to try the app and took some random pictures.  I wasn't worried about what they looked like...just wanted to play!

I remembered the app as we were leaving Centerpoint Station so I snapped a couple of quick pictures since there's some really cool antique stuff there.  I wish I would have remembered it earlier.

I had to save the best for last! Remember Bo? He made an appearance in my Mother's Day post.  He is so cute! Normally I can't get him off of me. He wants to sit in my lap and kiss my face and I have to run for my life!  But for some reason he was so not into this photo shoot. I don't know why! I just kept making him sit and smile at me! What could be annoying about that???  ;-)

This is the only picture I got of him looking at me.  The big question is: Is this a happy face or an annoyed get away from me face?

I think it's a happy face!


Maggie said...

Cool pics! Thanks for the shout out. :-) A little trick with the app, if you go to your phone's settings app, scroll down and you'll see Hipstamatic. Open that and it will take you to some alternate settings. Such as changing the view finder from 'classic' to 'precision' so you can actually see in your view finder what you're taking a picture of! Have fun...

Velma said...

AH! Cute!! Again I have iPhone envy!!!!!!!!

I think Bo is happy ;)

I really love these pictures! They are so fun!

marci said...

YAY!! Thanks, Maggie! I'll try that!

Velma-I think Bo was happy, too! :)

Rafael said...

How much did the app cost? I'm waiting on an app called taptaptap that's supposed to do something similar to this that I learned about on Pete Cashmore's girlfriend's site. I can't remember her name, but as of yet, there's no pricing information on taptaptap.

marci said...

Rafael - This app only costs $1.99!! Awesome!!! I really like it a lot. You should try it. I would love to hear more about taptaptap when you find out about it, too. :)