I was given an assignment today and I’m quite proud of the results…
I had taken a photo of my workplace using Hipstamatic, one of my favorite iPhone apps. It does a great job recreating photographs in an old style. I sent the photo to my boss and she loved it, but wanted a high resolution version for advertising. Problem is, Hipstamatic produces a relatively low-res photo so I couldn’t fix it.
Challenge! Recreate the photo using my actual camera and not my iPhone. I was daunted, I admit, because Hipstamatic compresses the photo in a certain way and also colors it a certain way. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to create something without filters and other gimmicks that was comparable.
But I did it and here you go! The one on the left is the original Hipstamatic version. The one on the right I took with my Fuji X-T1. I didn’t use any filters on the photo, just dodged and burned it as I would have done in the darkroom.
I was pleased with the results. I always like creating a photo based on my knowledge of photography rather than those created by filters or special apps.