Do we really need another "hey look I can do washed out muted color vintage looking photos" app? In ten years people will be thinking "gee I wish I'd taken that photo properly not followed the fads".
It's like selective color, it was cool for a while but now it just looks dated.
Dude, it's an iPhone app
And selective color is a ridiculous extreme that really only took off with the bottom of the barrel (in regard to talent).
As far as fads go, the wedding industry is FILLED with horrible fads. Nearly all of the bad fads in photography exist in a disproportionate amount in the wedding industry. This is why very few people in the commercial world are won over by these fads. But VSCO is different. Seriously legit commercial photographers who constantly hate on wedding fads are impressed with it. Selective color never had that going for it
And for the record, I think nearly all of the camera apps look awful. Instagram has a FEW options that aren't over the top -- which is why I enjoyed using it -- but hipstagram and all the others go over the edge. VSCO Cam is the only I've found that I'm pretty freaking amazed by. So it's not like I'm hopping from one fad to the next here...
Tim I get your point but a. These aren't terribly 'not normal' looking photos and b. selective color was never cool...
Nice photos but nothing you couldn't do with a preset in ACR with a modicum of energy.
What in the world would possess me to do that with random, fun, spur of the moment iPhone photos that I WILL NOT take with any other camera because I simply don't bring extra things along with me. I don't care how small a PnS is, if I need to remember to grab it, I usually won't. And once I had my son, I simply didn't want to miss some awesome moment because I forgot to grab my PnS (which I often did). My iPhone is different. I always have it. It's in my pocket when I'm walking around the house, sitting on the couch, playing fetch with my dogs, pushing my son in the swing... The first photo I posted was from my wife when I was napping with my boy. She's not a photographer. But she has an iPhone. And I'm happy about that because this picture wouldn't exist if it weren't for camera phones. Nearly every photo after has a similar story. By the time I might run in the house and grab my PnS, whatever I wanted to shoot is probably gone.
And the fact that the photo might not make it into some awesome portfolio couldn't bother me less.
I hate the new FADs..
These are not overcooked. I do like these and for the price a winner
nice results....would you mind to share how you tweaked the 4th one?
No clue I tend to use #4, #5, and #6 for colors though so probably one of those?
For me the main point is that it's with me 100% of the time. Another point is being able to capture a moment and process it into something cool on the spot and throw it on Facebook. I take a picture of some nice scenery, or my son or whatever and post it on FB from the car/restaurant/wherever. More than a few times I've received a message within 10 minutes of posting an iphone pic to FB that someone wants a portrait session. It's just a nice subtle way of reminding people I'm around and I take good pictures...
Took the words out of my mouth