The Hipstography Awards 2017 – Nominees for Color Combo of the Year

By on January 20, 2018

Which are your favorite 3 combos? You can vote for one of them, or two or three, it’s entirely up to you; the maximum, however, is three.

Only one vote per person is allowed.

Voting for this category will end on Tuesday January 23.


Combo #506 (Sebastian Kroll)

Lens:  Madalena (40%) 
Film:  Blanko 1 
Flash:  Triple Crown (20%) 
Exposure: -0.1 • Clarity: 10 • Definition: 5 • Highlights: -25 • Vibrancy: +10 • Vibrancy: +25


"To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted." – Bill Bryson

Photos by Sebastian Kroll


Combo #541 (Kathleen Magner Rios)

Lens:  Yoona (26%) 
Film:  Gotland (21%) 
Flash:  Triple Crown (26%) 
Exposure: +0.1 • Clarity: 23 • Vibrancy: +34 • Temperature: 6160


"Like Lilium, a genus of herbaceous flowers that is varied and prevalent throughout the world, this is a combo that can be used in many varied situations. It has true and vibrant color without being overwhelming or looking like you’ve overdosed on the vibrancy tool. Lilium handles bright light well and you won’t get lost in the shadows either. The clean, borderless frame allows for the focus to be solely on your photograph."
Kathleen Magner Rios


Combo #557 (Anita Elle)

Lens:  Madalena 
Film:  Love 81 
Exposure: +0.1 • Clarity: 15 • Highlights: -45 • Shadows: +16 • Vibrancy: +45 • Vignette: 20


"Madalena in Corsica: it’s like mixing up chic, elegant (Madalena) articles of clothing with grunge (Love 81). It adds a little whoosh to the outfit, with a few accessories (more brightness, in particular) and that’s how Madalena and I have become one, since I arrived in Corsica!"
Anita Elle


Combo #563 (Marina Macchi)

Lens:  Eric 
Film:  DC 


"I love the Eric lens for summer holidays shots, because of its contrasted tones under strong light. This time I chose to pair it with DC for its neutrality that doesn’t affect the lens characteristics and, for its discrete black frame. And this is it: it was the only combo I used during my stay in the beautiful Gran Canaria islands."
Marina Macchi


Combo #567 (Polina Sarri)

Lens:  Florence (30%)  
Film:  Daydream (90%) 
Flash:  Apollo (55%) 
Clarity: 20 • Definition: 10 • Highlights: -20 • Vibrancy: +20 • RGB: modified • Temperature: 6000 • Vignette: 20


"The Vacationers"

"For me, vacations are all about living in the open air, day dreaming, taking photos, gazing at the sky, diving in the vast sea. It is all about feelings, smells, and natural sounds. It is all about the Vacationers, a whole tribe worth observing during the long hours of relaxing restlessness. It is all about the colour blue and all its hues, tints and shades.
When I was choosing a combo to capture the vibes of this debonair mood, I picked the Daydream film. It provides a whole range of colours from bright turquoise to deep purple, wrapped in a cloud of happiness, just with a little shake in post editing. By adding the Florence lens to this new recipe, I got pictures conveying the emotion and feeling of the things and people around me, more than the definition and crispness which I thought were irrelevant. The actual thing that happens when you squint your eyes to avoid too much light or you try to focus in the distance... And then there was the Apollo flash, which complemented this new combo by adding the exact amount of summer warmth. So, here is my new series "The Vacationers”, feel free to follow them wandering around."
Polina Sarri



Combo #570 (Christine Mignon)

Lens:  Libatique 73 
Film:  Rasputin 
Flash:  Apollo (65%) 
Clarity: 65 • Definition: 12 • Shadows: +27 • Temperature: 7410 • Texture: 12 • Vignette: 50


"All pictures were taken in Porto, the beautiful town in the north of Portugal with it’s charming alleys, friendly people and great architecture. The light is really special there!
The Libatique lens is not the most popular Hipstamatic lens but, used with flashes it offers great results (by the way: it’s also very good in low light conditions). Combined with Rasputin it brings a warm tone to the pictures. I used Apollo to saturate the colors.
Christine Mignon


Combo #580 (Marco Gianfranco Spampinato)

Lens:  Stavros 
Film:  Cheshire 
Flash:  Apollo 


"Boccadasse is a picturesque village with pastel-colored houses clinging to each other and encircling a small bay, even though it's completely surrounded by the city. It has remained almost unchanged over time, as one might have seen one or two centuries ago, a fact that made it one of the most famous tourist attractions in Genoa. This place has not simply been preserved for tourists, instead it is a lively and vital village where fishermen continue their ancient activities."
Marco Gianfranco Spampinato


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