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Hipstamatic Or Haunted?

1 Dec

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I think I’ve figured out why I’m so fascinated with the Hipstamatic Rock BW-11 film and John S. Lens. Remember those “ghost hunter” television shows where they would use some sort of special film or photography to document a spirit? I’ve always been fascinated by such, and that’s what it feels like I’m doing with this equipment, because there’s such a mysterious element to the results you get with Hipstamatic. It’s not just a filter — each snapshot is a unique reaction to the amount of light, movement, or other elements in the frame. Either that, or my cat Lily just might be on to something when she follows light on the ceiling… what we refer to as “Hunting Ceiling Ghosts.”

Have you ever photographed a ghost? What’s your preferred way to add textures to photos? Do you love/hate Hipstamatic? Tell us in the comments!

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13 Responses to “Hipstamatic Or Haunted?”

  1. Lisa December 13, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    that ghostly photo is fantastic!

    • rsmithing December 14, 2011 at 11:39 am #

      Thanks, Lisa! I’m convinced it’s a good ghost in the house… so far. 😉

  2. ipdegirl December 11, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    I have a Holga lens contraption for my iPhone (http://lofiphotog.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/holga-lens-filter-for-iphone/) and my son uses the green filter to take what he calls ‘ghost pictures’. Maybe my five-year-old should stop watching ‘Ghost Hunters’ with his two older sisters?

    • rsmithing December 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

      He’s not just watching ‘Ghost Hunters’ — he’s living it!

  3. Michael Cargill December 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    That is definitely a ghost. Although I have to say, ceiling cat >>>>>>>> ceiling ghost.

    • rsmithing December 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

      She’s a dedicated hunter, that’s for sure. Ha.

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