Holga and 120

When I was in my senior year of college, I was introduced to a Holga camera and 120mm film.  In my opinion, that was way too late in my photographic career;  I fell head over heels IN LOVE! I suppose it is because I love surprises and with a “toy camera” (it’s made of plastic) you never, ever know what the outcome will be until the film is developed so it is always a surprise.

Now I know that with other film cameras this is the same case. You never really know what you have until developing day and when you make your contact sheets(Oh the darkroom, how I miss you)!

Ahem, anyway like I was saying; with a traditional film camera SLR or single lens reflex to be technical, you are in total control of everything. Holga on the other hand have two light settings (sunny and partly cloudy) which by the way are just picture symbols. Then there are four focal point settings which described by the pictures on the camera. Those settings focus on one person, three people, seven people and a mountain; Add in some glorious light leaks and streaks and the possibilities are endless!

I’ve posted some of the pictures I took while I was in school and introduced you (if you didn’t already know) to Holga and 120 film. On an impulse I purchased a surprise pack of 5 different films which I am now in the process of shooting, developing, and editing. I hope you enjoy my photographs and look forward to being just as surprised as I will be for how and when the new rolls will come out!

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2 thoughts on “Holga and 120

  1. I positively LOVE your building shot. Simply amazing.

    I love my Holga! My next project is going to be shooting slide film and cross processing it. I know someone that does that and she tends to have some really cool/funky pictures. Amanda

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