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Richard Koci Hernandez shows off EyeEm's new Capa filter

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 All images by Richard Koci Hernandez using EyeEm's new Capa filter.

EyeEm is already showing off what its new app updates released yesterday can achieve in the hands of a capable photographer.

The Berlin-based app developer let Emmy-award-winning photojournalist Richard Koci Hernandez have an early crack at one the new filters for its updated iOS and Android apps to show off what Capa can do. Named after Robert Capa, one of the most iconic photographers of the 20th century, the black & white filter aims to capture a Capa feel.

Hernandez told EyeEm the filter accomplished the task:

"The grain, the contrast and the tone would make Robert Capa very happy in photographer heaven," Hernandez said.

You can learn more on EyeEm's blog.

Comments

Total comments: 13
wansai

There's nothing wrong with faux film grain. It does add a touch of character though I'd warn against over-using it and applied too liberally; then it just becomes gaudy. I see gaudiness doesn't elude even experienced photographers. The extra heavy, extra thick vignette also...

Do we want to talk about the devaluation of photography? It can be seen right here.

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Mishobaranovic

Nope, Koci is one of the few that is adding value to photography through his contribution to the theory and practice of modern day multimedia journalism. You're taking a few photos on face value.

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robogobo

commenters comment.

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JDThomas

""The grain, the contrast and the tone would make Robert Capa very happy in photographer heaven," Hernandez said."

This trend of "creating" film grain in the digital era would not be welcomed by classic photographers. Film manufacturers worked ceaselessly to REDUCE the size of the grain in high sensitivity film. Film photographers were trying to get less grain with high speed just as digital photographers try to get less noise.

Do you think that photographers pushed film to get grain on purpose? NO. They pushed film to get the sensitivity and the unfortunate side effect was grain.

You phone filter photographers have got it all wrong.

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Mishobaranovic

Yep, 100 million Instagramers have got it all wrong.

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Anangeli

They cannot be called photographers. Those are kids playing with phones.

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Mishobaranovic

No they're not, they are 100m users taking photos. Some kids, some not.

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sigala1

Just what the world needed, another filter that adds fake film grain and vignetting.

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hugo solo

The same using hipstamatic Tejas lenss and AO b/w film.

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RobG67

"The grain, the contrast and the tone would make Robert Capa very happy in photographer heaven," Hernandez said.

Yeah right. I doubt that, very much.

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AbrasiveReducer

I'm sure Robert Capa would approve of this gimmick.

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fuego6

Because it makes you look soooo coool! Just another example of digital run amok!

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jcmarfilph

iPhones IQ is horrible so why would I put a filter that would make it even more horrible? Can't you just make a nicely composed photo and resize it and upload it ? Why do people are so much crazy or idiot in using filters (even if not necessary) all the time?

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