By Myles Delaney
I absolutely love this photo. It’s rather brilliant actually.
And yes, I am biased; heavily biased toward quality, artistry and beauty.
Hello! I am a true Hipstamatic shooter and fan. Over the last few years I have found myself using your fine software camera, by far, more than any other camera. As someone who has a small collection of film cameras and who deeply believes in the classic way of photography, your app is the very closest I have come to capturing the feeling I get when I shoot with my “real” cameras. I’m actually surprised at how much I enjoy using Hipstamatic, and how good the results really are. Thank you for making such a good product.
I would like to kindly ask for four things to be added to your Things To Consider That Customers Have Asked For list. :)
1) Please never change the Jane lens currently used in Hipstamatic. You tweaked it in Oggl and I think the version in Hipstamatic should be left alone. I think of these very much like the good lenses of old. Don’t change a good thing! It’s damn near perfect!
2) The rotating of images behaves wrongly, often. And the glaring lack of a rotate button for when it does behave wrongly, which is often, makes the whole process of getting a final (gorgeous) image rotated, tweaked, and saved feel very cumbersome.
3) I know the square format is part of your trademark look, which I appreciate… but many many classic cameras actually used aspect ratios other than 1:1. 3:2 is the classic 35mm look, 4:3 is common (though ugly), and of course the “perfect” 4:5 ratio used in so many classic cameras. Why not open it up a bit and give us some lenses that actually expand your camera’s potential?
And lastly, I would happily pay $10 for an upgrade package that included one thing: a totally frameless totally borderless “film.” Seriously. You could just put it the store without fanfare for the geeks who care to find it and pay top dollar for it. I’ll be the first to hit buy. Call it True Blanko! Just let us take beautiful pictures with your beautiful lenses without making us add something to it or pretend that it’s something it’s not or advertise something. True Blanko. think about it. $$. This is a Good Idea. :]
I remain a really big fan.
Haven’t been around here in a while.
“Resetting” a bit.
Not sure what that means yet.
This is the line though.
The Two Alarm Method.
When I go to the woods in the morning to climb and run, I always set two alarms. The first alarm is set for the time I have to actually leave (in this case I needed to be home by 7:45 so I needed to leave by 7:30). The other “pre”-alarm is set for 15 minutes before the time I have to leave.
This is a major stress-reducer.
Here’s the secret: By setting the “pre-alarm” I get to turn off my brain and literally NOT THINK ABOUT TIME AT ALL while I climb and run. It’s hard to understand why this is important unless you’ve tried it. By removing the tyranny of the time-crunch from my active mind, I free up a huge chunk of focussing power and other mental resources. I can’t tell you how much more free my climbs and runs feel knowing that I don’t have to worry about a thing until the first alarm goes off. I just know that I have to stay within 15 minutes of the car (which may not seem like a lot but I’m not doing distance work in the morning. I’m doing my climbing routes, running on rocks, up and down trails, swinging-from-trees, etc.) When the 1st alarm goes off, I know that I have 15 whole minutes to hustle back to the car. This works out to be a great way to end the morning. I open it up, hit the jets, and hustle back to the car. It’s perfect.
Trust me, this is liberating.
I shot and designed a new series of posters for Thursday Market this year. These are the four that went up a few weeks ago. There will likely be more in the same vein. I’ve got more of these shots I’d like to use. There were supposed to be different phrases on each one, but that idea got shot down. I still really like how they turned out.
It may not be the only thing you’ll have in life. Surely not in fact. It may come slowly over many years. And it will always require much of its seekers.
But it exists. It is real.
She is my thesis and proof.