Holga anyone?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by kreuzberg, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. kreuzberg macrumors member

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    I recently got a Holga 120N and I've just got my first few rolls back from the developers. In general I quite like the pics but I'm not sure about the levels of distortion I'm getting as there is quite a lot at the bottom and not much at the top so I think they look a bit unbalanced.

    I know this might not be to everyones tastes but here goes:

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    Theres a few more here if anyone is interested:

    Holga Adventures

    What do you guys think? Keep it or stick it on ebay??:D
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You don't quite get Holgas then. Cheap plastics optics aren't going to be even in any way. It's all part of the charm...


    EDIT: Great photos BTW...
     
  3. kreuzberg thread starter macrumors member

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    I suppose i was asking a lot for the distorsion to be even. The images are growing on me but I'm not sure it works in all of them, maybe I just need to learn more about what kind of images suite the Holga style
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Have you checked out Lomography.com?

    There's loads of galleries for all the different type of cameras they do...

    EDIT: gallery
     
  5. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    Great Holgas! I really like them. I wish my first roll came back like that. :eek:
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Couldn't agree more. That is what makes them so cool. I also agree... nice shots!
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Same here.

    I've found some old Holga images of mine:
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  8. kreuzberg thread starter macrumors member

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    I really like the 1st one, very cool.

    I had a brief look at lomography.com before I got my Holga but it was actually just from looking through flickr that made me want to get one, I think theres much better images there
     
  9. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    If you want even distortion on landscapes, maybe a large format (?) would do you better.

    My favorite is the first... maybe the second. I just don't like the distortion on the landscapes.

    Good work!
     
  10. zuma022 macrumors regular

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    I love my Holga! The imperfections are what makes the images. Great first roll!
    Here's a few of mine:

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    And one of the greatest things to do with a Holga, sprocket hole photography:

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  11. kreuzberg thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow theres some really cool pictures there! Maybe we should start a Holga thread in the picture gallery or everyone to show off their shots, what you think?
     
  12. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure there's already a lomography thread floating around somewhere... do a search!
     
  13. kreuzberg thread starter macrumors member

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    I've just done a search but I cant find one, best there is is a "post your film photographs" thread
     
  14. object88 macrumors member

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    I don't care for the double-exposure, but I like the distorted photos. Different strokes, right?
     
  15. kreuzberg thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not sure what you mean by different strokes, I'm still new to this Holga stuff ::p
     
  16. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Holgaroid anyone?

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    these 2 are from my 100% full-frame mod, typically there is a black bar on the side:
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  17. object88 macrumors member

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    Sorry, it's from the expression "different strokes for different folks", meaning that we each have different things that make us happy. Nothing to do with cameras. :)
     
  18. kreuzberg thread starter macrumors member

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    The colours in these two are fentastic! I kinda want to try a holgaroid but the kit seems really pricey, and then theres the film...

    Have to say I've never heard that before, have to remember that for next time :)
     

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