A Retro Camera Plus

I simply cannot get enough of these toy camera emulators. I've been doing photography of over 35 years and have never had as much fun as I do now with the iPhone 4. These photos were taken with the free app Retro Camera Plus. [UPDATE: No longer available which is a real shame].

Retro Camera Plus comes with five simulated toy cameras:

The Bärbl - An East German classic, naturally faded with a scratched film and medium vignetting, the perfect all-round choice.

The Little Orange Box - The Soviet Staple with aggressive cross processing and scratched square film. It's crappy plastic lens leaks in light and exhibits strong vignetting. Black and white option for even more emotion.

Xolaroid 2000 - Its inspiration is obvious! We love the candid snapshots this camera produces - you simply can't fail, every shot is a keeper. Blue / Green cross processing effects and timeless contrast. Black and white option for that classic touch.

The Pinhole Camera - A DIY gem and more unpredictable than Schrödinger's cat. Full bleed developing and vignetting through the roof, be sure to give this cardboard chimera a go.

The FudgeCan - The perfect rig for outdoors; developed on square film that wasn't quite stored... or developed right. But therein lies the charm that'll make your pics with this beauty, memorable and instantly nostalgic.

You can increase your processing options by saving your favorite images and then do further processing in other apps like Plastic Bullet and Pic Grunger.

PhotographyCarl Olson