in today’s digital era of instantaneous gratification, capturing images has never been easier. forget having to wait several days to develop your film; just point and shoot! however, photographers worldwide still swear by analog photography and the ‘art of waiting’. back in 2016, korean company screw bar had developed an app ‘gudak’ designed to focus on eastman kodak’s kodak momentsas an homage to analog photography, the team eliminated the ‘instant review’ feature of conventional digital cameras by reducing 95% of the conventional viewfinder feature.

the gudak camera app is available from the iTunes store for $0.99



the retro gudak cam, an old korean term for ‘outdated’, features 24 shots per film roll and requires a waiting period of an hour to reload the film. once you finish the roll, you have to wait three full days for the development processing to view the photos. ‘this app is definitely for a niche market,’ a user comments. ‘to begin with I shoot film, so the 3-day waiting period is actually exciting to me and I don’t mind that at all. it actually simulates the fun and excitement for shooting film pretty nicely. and unlike some people I enjoy the random light leak as well.’

side-by-side comparison by instagram user euniceyo0n

users can choose from a variety of retro-looking filters

image by instagram user qiguguer

image by instagram user sansfaces

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