January 22, 2015

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.

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