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Hipstamatic: too hip for photojournalism? – Correspondent

Hipstamatic: too hip for photojournalism? – Correspondent.

Patrick did what he could, and then he switched to ‘Plan B’.

“My girlfriend gave me an iPhone 5 for Christmas and I had been playing with the photo apps just for fun, and sharing the results on my Facebook page. I’m keenly aware of the controversy about using them in a pro context, and I’ve been reluctant to do so. But faced with the frustration of not being able to of working freely, I didn’t hesitate.”

Hipstamatic, one of the most popular photo apps on iPhone, offers a range of film-like effects (official motto: «digital photography never looked so analog»). But unlike photo-driven platform Instagram, it requires users to set the filters before the shots are taken.

“Photographers write with light,” Patrick said, explaining his choice. “Because I couldn’t do that – i.e. I had no control over the aperture of my smartphone – I decided to ‘write’ with Hipstamatic. Whatever one says about the results, I have to say: it was fun.”

A picture taken with an iPhone using Hipstamatic shows Iraqi youth standing next to a Chevrolet Corvette from the 1970s during the Friday motor show in Baghdad's district of Al-Jadriya on February 8, 2013.


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