incredibooth photo strips

It’s no secret that I love anything Hipstamatic, including the sibling apps SwankoLab and IncrediBooth. iPhoneographer Fiona Christian recently posted a great tutorial on the Hipstamatic New England Facebook Page as part of the ongoing HIPSTACLASS. In it, she gives a short tutorial on using the photo booth app IncrediBooth to create some very cool and unexpected photos. She’s allowed us to repost it here. Keep reading for more. =M= >>>


005 – SHOOTING TECHNIQUE: The rapid-fire, four image strip was designed for facial portraiture. However, for photographers who think outside the booth, some forethought can produce interesting results. Image order begins from the top of the strip to the bottom, or if you hold the camera sideways, from left to right.

There are some challenges to filming a perfect strip. If you leap from one subject to another, the device may want to auto-focus. The interval between exposures is short; the user may need to practice their timing from leap to leap.

Finally, there have been some bugs observed. First, the device’s camera may freeze, recording an image mid-leap even though the next image had been properly framed by the next exposure. Second, taking multiple strips in rapid succession may create a ‘runaway booth’, where the camera doesn’t stop after four images. This is particularly a problem in the Haus O Haunt and Holidaze Booths.

Random Subjects
From an IncrediBooth in West Sussex UK, United Kingdom
Booth: Incredible Cowboy
Lens: Alfie K
Photo by Fiona Christian


IncrediBooth is $0.99 and features in-app purchases that are similar to Hipstamatic’s. It’s a Universal app that will run great on both iPhone and iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.


Fiona Christian Her working career has included such diverse occupations as Photographic Assistant, Graphic Artist, Exhibition Florist, Gilder & Frame Maker and Interior Decorator. Her work has recently been selected to hang in exhibitions as far afield as Las Vegas and Atlanta and has been regularly accepted on the prestigious iPhone art website, P1xels The Art of the iPhone. Her work can be seen on her website,