7/52-04 a week with Incredibooth

Last Sunday, I heard the birds chirping outside, and ran out with the camera to try my hand at some birding. I got a few decent shots, but most of it was mediocre. All of my long lenses are fully manual, and while the Vivitar 70-210 is diamond-slicing sharp, my ability to focus in on fluttering and twittering birds is sadly lacking.

I planned to try some more, and maybe work on the capturing the various Fauna around the new digs for this week’s 7/52.

But then I read an article over on LifeInLoFi about alternate uses for the Incredibooth app, and decided to give the app another try.

Incredibooth was one of the first apps I bought when I got an iPhone, and I played around with it some, but didn’t really give it much thought. After this week, I think I’ve rectified that, and while Incredibooth likely won’t make it out of a folder, it’ll probably stay on the phone for awhile.

One problem I ran into was the lag between tripping the shutter and the app beginning its firing sequence. As the app is modelled after a coin-operated photo booth, there is a 5 second delay between tripping the shutter and the firing sequence. The delay was most noticeable in walking sequences, but close examination—which you won’t be able to do unless I upload full-res images somewhere—reveals gaps in driving sequences as well.

All in all, though, this was a fun experiment, and you may see more of these from me at some point. (As an aside, I have a crazy idea to create some sort of photomontage from sets of these. I’m not quite sure how I’d do it, yet, as the logistical planning seems rather complex, but with the right planning, it might be fun.)

iPhone 5, Incredibooth app. 4 images per strip, 6-36 strips per finished image, combined in Photoshop CS6.

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