Flash Effects with São Paulo

By on June 26, 2013

flash_05_dreampop The flash function is too often under-estimated and, contrary to commonly held belief, is not just useful in dim light conditions. Quite the contrary in some cases! In some cases the flash can add light effects or correct a predominant colour; in others it can alter the image contrast and can even darken your shots.

"The Six C’s of Colour Casting" by Tom Choinski in fact discusses chromatic aberrations, and other articles on the subject are in the pipeline because, contrary to what one might imagine, the subject is vast to say the least.

I received two series of photos last week taken with the most recent addition to the Hipstamatic family, the São Paulo HipstaPak: one was without a flash, while the other was taken with Pop Rox. I thought it would be interesting to see how Madalena and Robusta inter-reacted with other flashes.

I therefore asked a few hisptographers to explore how this pak behaves and intend to publish the various series over an entire week. Many thanks therefore to Brooke Zwerner (Madalena/Robusta without flash), Travis J Sinn (Pop Rox), Thérèse Cherton (Jolly rainbo 2X), Jolene Beasley (Berry Pop), Kim Martino-Diaz (Dreampop) and Jozef Hipp (Cherry Shine).


flash_01_no Photos by Brooke Zwerner

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash: off
Link:  Combo #133 



flash_02_pop_rox Photos by Travis J Sinn

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Pop Rox 
Link:  Combo #134 



flash_03_jolly_rainbo_2x Photos by Thérèse Cherton

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Jolly Rainbo 2X 
Link:  Combo #135 



flash_04_berry_pop Photos by Jolene Beasley

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Berry Pop 
Link:  Combo #136 



flash_05_dreampop Photos by Kim Martino-Diaz

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Dreampop 
Link:  Combo #137 



flash_06_cherry_shine Photos by Jozef Hipp

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Cherry Shine 
Link:  Combo #138 



flash_07_redeye Photos by Annie Helmsworth

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  RedEye Gel 
Link:  Combo #139 



flash_08_cadet_blue Photos by Kathleen Magner-Rios

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Cadet Blue Gel 
Link:  Combo #140 



flash_09_standard Photos by Lori Hillsberg

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Standard 
Link:  Combo #141 



flash_10_tasty_pop Photos by John Delcourt

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Tasty Pop 
Link:  Combo #142 



flash_11_laser_lemon Photos by Amy Mitchell

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Robusta 
Flash:  Laser Lemon Gel 
Link:  Combo #143 


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