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!