Election night fun with #hipstamatic

I had the unique chance to try something different with my photography tonight during the Albuquerque mayoral elections. Having covered many elections over the years, I was excited to look at them in a new way. I originally planned to shoot the various events around the city with a Polaroid (you know, that “instant” photo thing) but my aged machine didn’t last too long into the night before a wire came loose. Darn.

Good thing I had the iPhone and Hipstamatic to back me up. (Yes I had other modern cameras with me as well but after downloading Hipstamatic recently, I’ve been wanting to use it some more.)

Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite images.

my Hipstamatic view of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

I’ve taken photos at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for too many years to count. Each year, I look for something different at this much-photographed event. This year, I decided to try something totally new. Yes, I put down the overly heavy long lenses and metal camera bodies I usually carry with me and worked with an iPhone for a while. I used Hipstamatic with a Tinto 1884 lens and D-type plate. The result appeals to my love of old-school film cameras and outdated processing procedures.