Mobile Photography/Art Tutorial – Polamatic: Everything Polaroid except the smell and messy backing

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look Polamatic by Polaroid. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Polamatic by Polaroid retails for $0.99/£0.79 and you can download it here.

“The advent of digital photography made it possible to check immediately if you had captured a shot you liked, without having to wait until an entire roll had been shot and processed. On the spot, you could decide that the subject had been blinking or if you’d been photobombed by wildlife.

Those of us who grew up before digital had a real-time option also: instant film. The king of instant film was Polaroid. Each exposure was its own little package, consisting of photographic paper and a backing with developing chemicals. You took the picture, and the packet was forced out the front of the camera. You peeled the backing away, and the picture would come into view in front of your eyes. Amazing technology, especially for those of us who didn’t have darkrooms and had to send our rolls of film away to get them processed.

It was very expensive, however. Each image, each little packet came at a cost. Inevitably, your friends would put their hand in front of your lens at the worst moment, enjoying the look on your face as another 50 cents or a dollar was wasted.

Nevertheless, a lot of nostalgia built up around “instant” film. It got to where amateur photographers craved the smell of the developers tossed away with the backing. So it was inevitable that app developers would try to recapture those days with Polaroid-style camera apps.

I wasn’t ever swept up in the Polaroid craze; too expensive. But I’ve tried a few of the apps, and wasn’t all that excited – until a recent update of the app Polamatic. It advertises itself as the official app of Polaroid, and was developed by Dana Shakiba. The new release (v5.0) expands the effects by an order of magnitude! The original app emulated the popular Polaroid 600 film, but Polamatic has gone from a single film to ten types of Polaroid film”.

 

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‘Impossible’ Interview with Claude Peschel Dutombe

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Today, we are delighted to publish our eighteenth ‘Impossible’ article (to view the others, go here), this time we are featuring the son of a playwright and a film director, Claude Peschel Dutombe.  Born and raised in Berlin and Dutombe has made Asia his home for more than 15 years now. Growing up with strong creative influences, his artistic vision was shaped early on by exposure to filmmaking and extensive travel — and he has mostly made Asian and Middle Eastern themes the subject of his creative work ever since.

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‘Impossible’ Tutorial – Double Exposures With The Instant Lab

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We’re delighted to be working closer with The Impossible Project team as we continue to branch out and expand our reach with all things related to mobile photography. Analog post-processing of mobile images is becoming more and more popular and we’re going to make sure our readers are fully briefed on this very exciting development.

The Impossible Project is in many ways leading the way, but there is also a growing community of mobile artists and photographers experimenting with other analog post processing techniques in an attempt to make their mobile images stand out even more, in galleries, magazines and the like and we have viewed some outstanding images and techniques.

A good deal of my formal photographic training (many years ago) was spent in a huge college darkroom and it is an area that I’ve always enjoyed, I think you will too. I also had a very close working relationship with Polaroid built up through my years as Technical Editor for various UK photography print magazines/titles.

Today we are publishing a wonderfully creative tutuorial demonstrating how to create double exposures using your Instant Lab Camera and Impossible film. It’s quick to learn and this super cool effect can be reproduced across a myriad of different combinations.

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‘Impossible’ Interview with Chelsie Olivieri

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Today, we are delighted to publish our seventeenth ‘Impossible’ article (to view the others, go here), this time we are featuring Chelsie Olivieri’s inspiring images!

Chelsie Olivieri is 23 years old, lives in Philadelphia and has her own wedding photography business: Dependent on the winds

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Polamatic – Another iOS Photography App Giveaway by TheAppWhisperer.com

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Polamatic by Polaroid for iOS Photography has just been updated with some great new features including new live filter previews, with the existing filters refreshed and twelve all new image settings. Also in the new Polamatic Store, you’ll find features … Read more

The Mobile Masters PROOF Event On March 26th!

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Now that the Mobile Masters Contest is over come see the winners announced at The Mobile Masters PROOF Event On March 26th! Moscone Center – North Hall, San Francisco, CA Tap Here for Tickets and More Info http://marcolina.com/mobilemasters/mobilemasters_2014.pdf We have … Read more

‘Impossible’ Interview With Agafia Polynchuk

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We’re delighted to be working closer with The Impossible Project team as we continue to branch out and expand our reach with all things related to mobile photography. Analog post-processing of mobile images is becoming more and more popular and … Read more

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