What: An online digital photography adventure unleashing the wild genius of the revolutionary Hipstamatic app. There is no other image-making application on the market that can even touch the innovative power of Hipstamatic’s diverse options. The challenge today is that with their ever-evolving catalog of films, lenses, and flashes, how to actually discover the best combinations. With over 200 mix and match options today, finding these experimental gems would be nearly impossible. This course cuts through the overwhelm with an obsessive early-adopter and award-winning Hipstamatic devotee (me), who will share the very best tips, tricks, and secrets for YOU to harness the extraordinary creative potentials of this unrivaled app. Start immediately taking images beyond your wildest dreams. Check out my MellissaeLucia Instagram feed to see the ongoing experimentation #Hipstamatic #experimentalphotography.
When: This course is being updated with the best new Hipstamatic combinations and how to use the newer ProMode interface. Registration will open August 2018. And look for the next incarnation of this work in the new Creative Digital Collage: Learn the Most Innovative Photo, Font, and Video Apps online workshop where you can take this course to the next level.
Where: Online and wherever your wild Muses take you with your beloved devices.
Who: Anyone with an iOS/Apple device (iPhone; iPod; iPad) who wants to bring more enchantment, play, and innovation into their digital creations.
Cost: just $399 for nearly fifty different Hipstamatic practices and lessons in text, video, and PDF formats. Specific lessons with the very best Hipstamatic Paks, cool bonuses, and 13 inspiring pioneering masters and contemporary experimental photographers are also included.
Just $399 for the iPhone Image Adventures online workshop:
Bundle both this course with the new Creative Digital Collage course for just $549
(SAVE $149 on both!) and take your digital art to new and astonishing places:
It is the way to educate your eye, and more
Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.
Die knowing something.
You are not here long.
Photographer Walker Evans
Let’s be happy vagabonds and go on a Hipstamatic iPhone image adventure! As you amble around exploring the innovative and fun practices in this course, you will produce Hipstamatic photographs beyond your wildest imagination in surprisingly effortless ways. There are no other workshops on the market like this combining practical Hipstamatic tips and tutorials with compelling adventure practices to take your iPhoneography skills to whole new levels. Along with teaching you how to recognize, trust, and apply your own instinctual knowing to your Hipstamatic explorations, we will reclaim the deep power of enchantment through this imaginative application by capturing the hidden magic constantly surrounding us. You are not here long-die knowing the joy of your true creative voice.
Staggering Amount of Hipstamatic Options Now
I began with Hipsta nearly seven-years ago when it had fewer options and learned the best combinations along the way. Diving into Hipstamatic now with the intention of methodical experimentation would be nearly impossible with the over 200 mix and match potentials now available. And they keep adding new Paks every single month, which makes it a very dynamic tool, and there are simply too many options now to easily find with the best ones. In this course I cut through those bewildering amount of options to teach you the very best combinations, and how to use these to come up with some really great images instantaneously that do not need any post production editing.
•One: Everyday Magic—The Democratic Camera
•Two: Still Lifes—Little Altars Everywhere
•Three: Urban Explorer—The Cool But Curious Eye
•Four: Wild Beauty—Nature As Muse
•Five: Passion Portraits—I Know You’ve Got Soul
•Six: Surreal Visions—Capturing the Dream
Along with the price of the course there will be the cost of the Hipstamatic app and the suggested Paks. I imagine it could be $20–$40 total depending on how bonky you get.
Some digital devotees share their JOY about the course:
“This has been so awesome, it’s like I’ve rediscovered a forgotten sense. On days that I don’t engage with photography I feel a deep longing and … loneliness for my creativity. Quite remarkable and unexpected.”
Karen Brighton using both an Android phone and an iPod to access Hipstamatic
“With Mellissae’s suggestions for the best Paks and combinations, her workshop has been really helpful for me to cut through the overwhelming amount of Hipstamatic options. With her help I’ve been able to start taking great images immediately.”
Will Sugg on an iPhone
“I am really grateful for this course and so appreciate the opportunity to play. The more I take pictures – the more I notice how flat my world had become – like my life is being played out on a movie screen and I was just surviving. When I was in Ethiopia a couple of years ago, everything popped and everything had dimension and color… the trees, the buildings, the signs, the animals, the people. Everything was buzzing and vibrantly alive.
That experience is opening up for me again as I am being present while tapping the camera button. I look into the world around me now as an invitation to engage. And it often does – to my surprise – and my internal landscape is shifting as well. Beauty pops all around and there is so much yet to explore. I suspect I am only scratching the surface.”
Cheryl Kyle on an iPhone
“This course gave my creative heart a new voice. I learned a new language that allowed me to communicate my joy in a new way.”
Arwen Lynch Poe on an iPhone
” The questions you put in each lesson are so valuable and thought-provoking, much more than just a photography course, it is an adventure into myself.”
Bette Wappner on an iPhone
Award-winning Greetings From Palm Springs image taken with Hipstamatic.
What you will get:
•Twelve deep play experimental photography expeditions into the worlds around you, teaching you how to find, and capture the magic hidden with incredible photographs using Hipstamatic’s wild genius.
Over an hour of hands on, direct video lessons showing you the most important aspects of the app. Finding, sorting, and retrieving information has become a big deal in the app because of the overwhelming amount of options. These tutorials will give you confidence and ease with navigating both the ClassicMode and the newer ProMode.
Twelve specific Hipstamatic lessons with one or more combinations leading you directly to the best foundational Paks. This information alone is worth the price of admission. Hipstamatic now has over 200 mix and match options, so you need to know how to find and use the best Paks to really get the most out of this astonishing application.
Beyond these initial twelve invaluable combinations, I have included overviews of my personal favorite experimental combinations through July 2018, including the combinations that have won me museum and gallery awards. As a bonus I also sifted through the most outstanding combinations from other contemporary Hipsta geniuses, sharing their best combos from Hipstamatic’s yearly Hipstography Awards through 2017.
•Thirteen inspiring artists, highlighting both pioneering masters & contemporary experimental professional photographers.
• Six exclusive extras, surprises, and funky fun experiments potentially including Beauty Breaks, Manic Mondays, Five Minutes of Funk, Cool Tools, and Martha Moments (Miss Stewart if you’re nasty).
I want you to LOVE this experience. Please reach out to me if you are struggling or have some questions and or concerns about the course. Awakening new levels of creative awareness can bring many things up in us. Reach out for the support you need.
About the instructor:
Mellissae Lucia is an intutive artist with a passion for adventure. She has been creating in a wide variety of mediums since she was a child growing up in a family of professional artists in Seattle, WA. Her photos and products have won numerous awards and she is currently teaching both online and in-person workshops (see schedule below). She continues to obsessively make experimental mobile media in many forms, as well as pasting up her collaged #LuciaGraffiti around the world.
She has presented at The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego’s Balboa Park; The Palm Springs Art Museum; LETS: Land of Enchantment Tarot Symposium; The Women of Wisdom Conference; The Northwest Tarot Symposium; and Readers Studio Tarot & Psychology Conference.
She offers private one-on-one video sessions to customize the creative digital instruction to your specific inspirations, skill sets, and desires. She also offers immersive week-long creative adventures in New Mexico’s Georgia O’Keeffe Technicolor lands sharing her hidden locations for crafting extraordinary art in the otherworldly beauty of this precious and spare landscape. And she is currently taking a series of New Mexico’s cemeteries called Decaying Devotions.
Online she is offering both the new Creative Digital Collage class and a six-month process on creating your own magical Oracle/Wisdom cards that combines the visionary aspects of making a deck with practical production knowledge for non-techies (the next deck making series will begin February 2019).
By August 2018 her popular iPhone Image Adventures class will be available again to guide you in finding the hidden magic all around you in astonishing mobile photographs.
Look for the new Sacred Selfies course launching January 2018.
September, 2018 Our Temples Illuminated, a four-month earthen body journey into the wild feminine will begin, including an initiation into Lucia’s hidden canyons and caves of her Oracle deck in Abiquiu, NM. Contact Lucia for more information.
November 10-11, 2018 Camp Souldust mini-camp Open Studio Art pARTay fun with Whitney Freya near Seattle, WA.
February 8-10, 2019 she will be the Keynote Speaker at the North Star Tarot Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
All of the images in this post were taken with the Hipstamatic app and there is no post-production work. Straight with no chaser out of the camera (a couple of them do have low-tech tools placed over the lens at the time of image making though-easy peasy fun!). All images here copyright Mellissae Lucia 2015.