Oggl gives you the ability to shoot analog photos with a digital camera. The camera itself is loaded with lenses and films. To start, you are given 5 lenses and 5 films but you can purchase others if you wish (shown in the video).
There are a numerous amount of combinations one can play around with but the key thing is to learn and test each lens/film.
If you’re on Instagram, I suggest following Hipstaroll where a different combo is explored each week. Tammy (co-creator of Hipstaroll) and Leigh have done a fantastic job at keeping the Hipsta Community going strong. They also manage a Facebook account where they share tips, comparisons, photos, news and more. So be sure to check them out!
A good way to begin with Oggl is to try one of my favorite combos, Jane + Blanko Freedom13. It produces a clean and truer representation of what you are shooting when compared to other lenses/films. Jane + BlacKeys Supergrain is also great for black and whites.
Because of the amount of lens/film combos, you can get different effects such as: light leaks, grain, blur, borders, vignette and so on. It can become a bit overwhelming at first but learning the basics is important and finding a combo that you truly love will help pave the way.
The following video is a quick step-by-step tutorial to show you Oggl’s basic functions:
Most importantly, if you are new to Hipstamatic/Oggl, keep in mind that it takes time to accustom yourself with the various lens/film combos. As I mentioned above, it can be overwhelming at first but with some time it can be a fun and cool way to take and share photos. Plus, if you’re like me and prefer not to spend too much time editing but love filters/effects, then this camera is for you.
Here are some extra shots I took while out and about at the Museum of Flight in order to give you an idea of what some of the combos look like. Enjoy…
A special thank you goes out to Chris aka hellachris for shooting and editing the video tutorial. You rock! : )