I recently downloaded this new app called RetroCam for the Android and started experimenting right away. I started with a distorted Polaroid image of Ethan, which was pretty hard because he wouldn’t sit still.
Then I was walking around Chicago and snapped this simple shot of a parked car. What looked pretty boring turned into a really neat shot.
To see all of my options with RetroCam, I took a picture of my lucky cat statue on each program setting. This is the Xolaroid camera in black and white, which applies a Polaroid frame around the shot.
This is the Xolaroid camera in color. Candids and abstracts would work with this.
The Barbl offers a low saturation and neutral cast with film scratches and a square stock frame. All-around portraits would work on this setting.
I have to say that aside from The Barbl, the Little Orange Box is my favorite treatment. The square damaged frame creates this fun look. The high x-processing, red/purple colour cast creates a neat look when shot in color.
Severe scratches creates a distressed look while high contrast deepens the shot. Candids and closeups are ideal for this camera.
The Pinhole camera adds a full-bleed frame that mimics real film.
The saturation is low and the multicolour swirl offers a different light to the picture. Scratches and contrast are higher with this setting, ideal for landscapes and still life shots.
The FudgeCan takes low-saturation shots with minimum scratches and no frame. It’s ideal for outdoor shots. This is the color version.
The FudgeCan’s black and white setting offers a slight distortion around the edges that offers a subtle artistic effect.
And there you go: nine different camera settings in one little Android app.