Here’s my summer vacation photo album. All shot with an iPhone 3GS using Hipstamatic (horrible name, great app). My only gripe about the application is that you retroactively apply photo effects and filters. Why can’t you change lenses after the fact? Use different film post-shot? I mean, it’s all a programmatic effect applied to the raw data coming in from the camera lens in the first place right? The “flash” isn’t actually a flash at all…
This reminds me of a quote I read recently that even lenses will become obsolete – the digital image sensors will be so powerful that they’ll just capture EVERYTHING and using Photoshop (or whatever) you’ll be able to apply different effects, focal depths, etc. after the fact. I’m all for it, but for now having the ability to take images with different filters and effects on the iPhone is keeping me occupied (but is making me want the newer model with the better resolution camera).
I spent some time last night tweaking my drawing toy. I still need to work on adding a script to isolate areas of the composition to add definition to. So that I can get areas with more abstract lines and areas with more detail. But in general I’m happy with where it’s going.
(Role: Design Director, Original Concept. Programmer.)
I’ve been playing around with generative art in Flash for a while now. Recently I discovered how to work in using the bitmapData class in order to achieve more complex compositions. My first few tests focused on working with older photographs of myself and turning them into organic, painterly pieces.
Andrew Zuckerman‘s great bird photography.
Inspired by a recent post on Mulvey’s Blog, I plunked down $2.99 for the iPhone Pano App. My biggest complaint with the app isn’t the “cancel” button verbiage (as Michael points out) – though that is hella-confusing – it’s with how Apple handles images in your phone’s library that are bigger than the resoluiton offered by the built-in camera. Evidently after taking a large panorama shot, the phone will down-sample that image to match the resolution of the camera. The only way to see the original shot in it’s original fidelity is to copy/paste the image out of your library into an email (big ups to Mulv for pointing that out). Simply hitting “Email this Image” will continue to pass along the downsampled image. What’s up with that Apple?