With Instagram and Hipstamic and infinite other smartphone apps, it's quite easy to run a snapshot through a filter or four, and come out with something that with deeply saturated colors, vignette-y borders, selective focus, and all the other trappings of film and old cameras. Spoongraphics offers a great tutorial for getting the same effect from scratch, using high-resolution photos from your DSLR, and customizing the photos to get the best results for the specific image.
How To Give Your Photos a Cool Retro Analog Effect [blog.spoongraphics.com]
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