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What can you get from a Paper Camera?

My taste doesn't usually change. In photography, I usually like straight images. As I look at more and more iPhone Apps, my taste may be changing, just a little. More Apps are popping up that appeal to me. Paper Camera is one of them. To test it out, I figured that a very 'plain' image would be best. I went out into the yard and took a picture of a single sunflower. Nothing great to look at...but nice. After a few seconds with Paper Camera this is what I got. Far better than the original with some character. The flower also pops out much more than in the original. Aside from this effect, there are several others where you can add a sort of paper background to the image. Really interesting and fun App. I like it very much and am actually using it to make pictures I'm going to hang up.Flower via Paper Camera

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Joel Heffner is a writer and speaker. He has been writing about photography for about thirty years, ever since his book Amphoto Guide to Wedding Photography was published. Today, he mainly uses two types of cameras, pinhole cameras and an iPhone, a photographic odd couple of sorts.