Holga

Film is one of my favorite mediums in the world of photography, more importantly using toy cameras which are normally plastic based. I have quite a few toy cameras; two that I built  from kits and three that were bought. Holga to me hands down are the best, I have a regular 120mm Holga with a 35mm film converter, a Holga 120mm wide-angle pinhole camera, and a DSLR camera lens…I guess you can say I like Holga? The most exciting part about using these types of toy cameras is that you just never know the outcome. You are always guaranteed some form of light leak which I sometimes love, but you can also try to control with only electrical tape. It is also really easy to play with double exposures by either not advancing the film at all, only a little bit, or half way. Even though you don’t always have control of the outcome, you still have creative opportunity in how you choose to mess around while shooting.

 

 

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120 Finally

Finally! I have my negatives all scanned edited and ready to post! I was kind of annoyed in all honesty with the place that I went to, to have the film developed.  First they ran out of chemicals, which is understandable but they never called me so I let some time go by before I called them to see if they negatives were ready the reply was “umm yes I think so they are not hanging here, whats the name?” you think so? well you should have called maybe? then there would be a question about it, oh well what can you do?

The only disappointing thing was that they could not develop my Infrared film, If anyone could give me a suggestion as to where I might be able to have this done for a reasonable price, whither it be an online mail-in service or in the Wellington / Palm Beach area it would be greatly, greatly appreciated!

What I love about my Holga cameras is that you never really know what the outcome will be. As you see in my images you have double exposures and light leaks which I love. I have two kinds of Holga cameras a wide-angle pinhole and the traditional 120 Holga I love them both but pinhole camera is super sensitive and I clearly need a sturdier tripod and may a shutter release to help with the camera shake.

I hope you enjoy!

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