So I’ve figured out a series of app edits that gives this rich, dimensional effect to object photos. Here’s a detail of one from this weekend that I’ll be doing a step-by-step of in the near future, along with more of the “Emerging” series.
Macro view of a nail in the laundry room. Shot with my iPhone using a Photojojo macro lens and the Hipstamatic app, using its Buckhorst lens and Blanko film settings. I also raised the saturation and sharpened slightly in Photoforge 2. The untouched version of this image made the honor roll in a recent Instagram challenge, which inspired me to extend from my usual style and see what could be done within the limitations set by the contest, which indeed proved challenging, yet rewarding.
Recently I was part of the process as a potential juror in our legal system. Having done this once before, I know there’s a ton of waiting around. Or, as seen through blogging iPhoneography eyes, some unique photo opportunities. I made it a mobile project to document what was nearby to the extent that you also may find it interesting, using only my iPhone and WordPress app, and of course, without discussing any elements of any case I or others may or may not be involved in. That said, I’d welcome your thoughts on these photos in the comments, or your thoughts about jury duty in general.
Have you been a juror lately? Without getting into case specifics, what was your experience like?
Queuing at security that morning. Not as bad as the airport, thankfully.
We were chilling in the pool. My usual pool chilling usually includes a cocktail, but hey.
Pretty sure this dude did not move for one solid hour.
More faces of waiting. We were all pretty much wired up via laptops, phones, etc.
Last time I served was two years ago for three days. Meanwhile, my work at the office wasn’t getting done, which was sort of a drag. Nevertheless, I’m glad to have done my part in the American judicial system, getting a decent hands-on civics lesson, and some unique blog material for afterward.
- Got Jury Duty? (lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu)
- Jury Duty Doesn’t Sit Right With Some People (clumsycrooks.com)
- Axl Rose Serves Jury Duty (noisecreep.com)
- Jury Slacker Ordered To Carry Sign: ‘I Failed To Appear For Jury Duty’ (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- Adventures in jury duty (nocoercion.com)
Jets shear sky beyond
What tree holds, nevertheless,
Photo by ancooper16 via Instagram.
So I like chandeliers. Saw this one in a funky downtown shop and had to get the shot. Taken with my iPhone using Hipstamatic, with the John S. lens and Rock BW-11 film, the latter of which is available through November 2011 only as part of the Nashville Hipstapak. This chandelier graces the ceiling at Gladiola Girls in Boone, NC. I lived there for 5 years and used to work for the Chamber of Commerce. Great town.
This post is also the first time I’ve used the iOS WordPress app to publish. I’m here on the PC doing some post-editing now, but I gotta say, it’s pretty cool to upload something in the moment from your phone and have it already there in your posts. The app really does make it easy to capture a photo, peck out a couple of thoughts, then get it up on your blog. I’m adding more deets, related articles and tags post-publish, since the app only adds the “social media” tag. But if you’re not rocking the free WordPress app on your iPhone or iPad, I do recommend you give it a try.
Are you a Hipstamatic photographer? What’s been your experience with the WordPress app? Is there a go-to subject like chandeliers you find yourself taking pictures of repeatedly? Let us hear from you in the comments!
- Dramatic Black Chandeliers (educevisions.wordpress.com)
- Miranda Lambert Inspired Nashville Hipstapak (ritaflores.wordpress.com)
- Tragically Hipstamatic Blog Shots With Rock BW-11 Film (tragicallyhipstamatic.wordpress.com)