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365 Project: Hipstamatic + RetroCam

It’ll be three more weeks and we’ll say goodbye to 2010.

A few weeks ago, I posted an article asking you what was in your photography bucket list. On top of that list is my goal to finish a 365 project or what some might refer to as a PAD Project (Photo a Day). Understanding how busy our lives are these days, I decided to undergo the 365 project using an iPhone App called Hipstamatic. Take your iPhone or Touch and snap a photo with the Hipstamatic and you can upload it here.

Hipstamatic is part of a “retro” trend in photography, which has seen a rise in the popularity of cheap and technically obsolete analog cameras (such as Lomography and Polaroid instant cameras), as well as software filters and smartphone software that emulate such cameras (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Back in November, New York Times photographer Damon Winter in Afghanistan, snapped and processed photos with the popular app. His photos graced the front page of the Times. Earlier this year AP photographer David Guttenfelder did the same thing in Afghanistan with an iPhone and a Polaroid filter app.


Image courtesy of Fat Tony’s Blog

I’m inviting anyone who is interested in joining me to create their own daily Hipstamatic gallery come January 1st. It should be fairly easy and it promises to be loads of fun.

What are the rules?

  • Tell your friends about this and ask if they would be interested in joining.
  • Check out the Facebook and Twitter pages for daily updates.
  • Only Hipstamatic images will be allowed. Don’t have Hipstamatic on your iPhone? You can download it for $0.99 until this Saturday (December 11th).
  • Let’s keep all of our images PG. No nudity will be allowed.
  • You, as the photographer, retain the rights for all your images. Photos By Rikki claims no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the site. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours. By uploading images, you agree to allow other users to view and share your images and you therefore agree to allow us to display and store them.
  • While I hope you don’t ever come to this point, you can request to delete your gallery at any time.
  • Have fun and enjoy!

If you’re interested, let me know by leaving me a note in the comment box below.

Due to the numerous emails and messages I’ve received, we’ll extend this invitation to those who have Droid phones as well. There is an App for the Droid that creates a similar effect. It’s called RetroCam . Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s an application available for the Blackberry.

Available spots left: 0

Check out the project here.

If you’ve just stumbled upon this post, unfortunately we’ve filled up the 25 spaces we’ve allotted. Sorry about that. However, leave a comment here if you’re really interested and if someone decides not to do it, then you’re up! Thanks again to everyone who wants to do this challenge!

  • December 10, 2010 - 7:11 am

    Cris Dy-Liacco - I’m inReplyCancel

  • December 10, 2010 - 9:08 am

    Roxana Kost - Count me in!!ReplyCancel

  • December 10, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Marilenn Alcantara - Count me in! I’ll save you the trouble of uploading my photos too!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Jop Gallardo - I’m in!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    Lauren - I’m interested! Good times. :)ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 7:36 pm

    Maiqui - Im in!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    Jackie Gallardo - I want one too! But i can’t download this to my iphone i think…. cuz my iphone has mood swings and makes tampo… but i took a photo of myself in jop’s hipsamatic app, and it looked cool!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 7:42 pm

    Melissa Dy-Liacco - I’m in of course!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Cat Payumo - I’m in!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    Candy Dy-Liacco - I’m in too!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    Henry Dy-Liacco - Yes count me in.ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    Amma - :) !!!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 9:01 pm

    Regina Choy - yeah sounds good!ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    Babyruth Chuansu - Of course!!! It’s a great idea!! I’ll try to invite more friends to join.ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2010 - 9:05 pm
  • December 12, 2010 - 11:13 pm
  • December 13, 2010 - 8:17 am

    Chezka Martinez Yap - Nice project. I will and pass on to my other friends who take hipstamatic prints.

    Sure :)ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Rikki Dy-Liacco - The list is growing! We now have 18 people who intends on challenging themselves in 2011. This is great! I will cap it off at a maximum of 25 people. There are 7 more spots folks! Let your friends know. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    Eva - I’m in. I hope I can remember to upload photos.ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    Rondell - Count me in!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Sunie Pillay - Hi there rikki I hope this pic qualifies my. It must be a tough race. It would be an honour to be part if this project. Thank you for you considerationReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    Ryan Fetters - I’m in.ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Joe Aguirre - Please I want in!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Drew - Am in (“,)ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    Forrest Tanaka - Hey, I’m in! I’m in!

    Oh my; the Dy-Liacco family is well-represented here. I wish I could get my relatives to do photography stuff like this.ReplyCancel

    • December 13, 2010 - 6:06 pm

      Rikki Dy-Liacco - LOL! You’re in Forrest! And yes, the clan is well represented but unfortunately some other relatives either didn’t have the program or their phones didn’t have available Apps. Bummer. Thanks for joining the challenge!

      the Dy-Liacco family is well-represented here. I wish I could get my relatives to do photography stuff like this


  • December 13, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Tanya - I’m in! Great idea!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 6:50 pm

    Rikki Dy-Liacco - Hi Tanya! I’ve placed you on a “reserve list”. I’ll contact you for additional information. Thanks for stopping by.ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 6:52 pm

    Lili Hense - Count me in.ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    Emily - Create more spaces? :-)ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 8:06 pm

    Emily - Did I miss it by 2? This is a fantastic idea, btw!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2010 - 11:02 pm

    MusePhotos - I’m in!ReplyCancel

  • December 14, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Forrest Tanaka - Should we use these comments for discussion? I’d been trying to figure out a Hipstamatic workflow that would preserve geotags through to Flickr, and finally got it this morning. Copy Hipstamatic photos to the iPhone photo library (or have Hipstamatic do it automatically), then sync up to iPhoto at the end of the day. Choose the daily photo in iPhoto, then use its Flickr sharing to upload to a Flickr set. Flickr receives and displays the geotag. While it worked, the photo I took last night is marked about a mile away from where I actually was, so I’m not sure what happened there.ReplyCancel

  • December 14, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    Rikki Dy-Liacco - Hmmm that sure is interesting and while I wasn’t thinking of geo tags, it might be a nice feature to add. I’m not sure if there is a WordPress plugin for geo tags though. My intent here was to have each user create a thumbnail gallery similar to this one. Instructions to follow soon. I am slowly but surely registering everyone. You will be receiving an email with a password. Feel free to change the password if you wish.ReplyCancel

  • December 14, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Joe Aguirre - im really excited to do this!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 14, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Rikki Dy-Liacco - Hey Joe! Welcome aboard! Yeah it’ll be great! Some of us are even thinking about what to do with the photos down the road. Maybe create a poster or a mosaic or something… but definitely something cool!ReplyCancel

  • December 31, 2010 - 7:56 am

    Happy New Year to Everyone! » 365 Project - […] most of the contributors of the 365 Project, we see this New Year as a challenge. We’re all here to see if we can all keep up with what rather seems to be a simple task at […] ReplyCancel

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