Hipstamatic is the brilliant Camera App for smartphones, which glorifies your photos by adding a filter as you snap them. First you choose a "Lens" & "Film" (& optionally a "Flash") effect; then take your photo; and 15 seconds later the "developed" picture appears in your camera roll.
Getting the right "combo" is an obsession for many experienced, passionate Hipstamatic users.. To help you discover the perfect Hipstamatic Lens, Film and Flash combo, this site showcases a number of photo sets featuring the same subject shot in every combination. Under each photo you can use the links to find other combos that share that lens, film or flash. Very quickly you will learn what the effects do, how they compliment each other and when they should be avoided.
We have some Hipstamatic Guides for you. Your 1st Guide to Hipstamatic will walk you through your first 5 minutes; provide a brief Guide to HipstaPaks; walk you through the various Hipstamatic Effects; introduce you to Hipstamatic Flashes; and recommend your first 10 Hipstamatic Combos.
You're in the right place! See all your favourite filters, side by side, with the ones you are less familiar with; and find your new favourite combo. Want to know whether the latest Pak is worth downloading? See it here first. And while you're here check out our list of the 10 Best Hipstamatic Combos, 10 More Hipstamatic Combos and follow our new series Combo of the Month.
Updated: 16 June 2013
Every month I pick a Hipstamatic Combo, select a suitable subject, and showcase the results here. I hope there will be some suprises for new and old Hipstamatic users.
This section collates some of the most interesting articles and stories about Hipstamatic.
Not a new site, but certainly one of interest is Hipstamatic's support site - using the GetSatisfaction.com engine. I visit every now and again, but in Dec 2012 had a problem with latest release (v261) that with AllanB's help was eventually resolved. You can make feature requests, ask for help, or simply say hi. Worth checking out.
A must-read is Austin Carr's An Intimate Portrait Of Innovation, Risk, And Failure Through Hipstamatic's Lens, which tells the Hipstamatic story so far, with a compelling narrative that, for those Hipstamatic users who have been frustrated with their direction, will ring true. The story provides a unique perspective on the founders, the staff relationship, and hints at a new focus for the company (which the new TinType Lens attests to).
A section collating some of the most interesting Hipstamatic communities, and related mates. Not entirely an link swapping exercise; these links have been suggested as showcasing the best, or even just the more curious, Hipstamatic galleries, forums and gangs.
A worldwide community of mobile photographers, grown out of kinships formed on Instagram. Juxt people are simply a band of artists keen to promote photography and other art produced on mobile phones. Their website contains articles, reviews and features from photographers all over the world.
Active community from New England. Notably featuring some creative experiments with the Multiple Exposure Kit.
Photos of the day, some guides and list of Hipstamatic Kits.
A friendly, busy forum of iPhoneography lovers, with a lot of interest and activities about Hipstamatic.
Do get in touch if you think I will think your community is cool!
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