I'm on the verge to buy myself something I can pretend to use to be creative
Like a Polaroid OneStep+ or a Now iType instant camera. Did you know these instant cameras from the seventies have gotten an upgrade and can now connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth. The Bluetooth feature allows adjustments of aperture, exposure length, and probably a whole lot more. The retail price is about $120.
But really I don't think I need it. I told myself last year that a good New Years resolution might be not to buy anymore junk that'll just be roaming around and taking up space in my small commode.
I mean, I already have a Polaroid zip, so getting hard copies of my photos is as easy as just carrying around with the printing device.
While I ponder whether I really do need to have this fancy new camera, first I'm going to start carrying around with that photo printing device, the Zip, which I got years ago and haven't made more that 2o printed photos with it. Also, I'm going to start taking more pinhole pix, and maybe even printing them on the Zip.
I think I only paid 99¢ for the app and what I love most about it is the memory space each photo takes up. I haven't yet explored the settings for possibly shortening the exposure time, but the previous app I was using, Retro Film, a video camera app, was doing two things I didn't like. The memory each photo uses up was always in the megabytes range, and the time that it took me to film a short video, only to obtain a still from it, was very time consuming. Much longer than the 15 seconds it takes to hold your phone perfectly still while the image is burned into the screen (with the pinhole camera).
I think this new Pinhole app is going to be fun to use. For one thing, it isn't as bulky as it would be carrying around a Polaroid instant camera; and cheaper too. The price of a box of 8 exposure film can bring on depression, completely defeating the purpose of using photography to maintain one's sanity.
It took awhile to dig up the app. I might've stumbled onto it before and just disregarded it as it to spending time with the wrong apps to finally conclude that pinhole technology is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for for blogging.