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Holga Pictures

Back in December, Peanut gave me a Holga camera for my birthday, and I just got the developed film back today. The Holga is basically a toy camera (even the lens is plastic), but it uses medium format (120) film. Everything on it is manual (including knowing how far to advance the film, more on that later). It's the complete opposite of shooting with my dSLR. And it's alot of fun.

Palm Tree (December 2007)

As you can see, it doesn't produce the best pictures, but it does have an interesting, low-fidelity style. Soft focus, vignetting, high saturation, and probably every kind of aberration, but that's what gives the picture style.

Mountain View Train Station (December 2007)

Both of these were from my second roll of film, once I figured a few things out. Mostly, I figured out how far to advance the film. With 120 film, you've got two choices: 12 pictures at 6x6cm, or 16 pictures at 6x4.5cm.
With my first roll, I was only advancing it 4.5cm, but without the mask to keep the pictures from overlapping.

Flowers, and a bit more (December 2007)

Here are some of the good ones with the mess cropped out.

Dog on the Wall (Dec 2007)
Train Station Statue (Dec 2007)

Dog on the Wall was an intentional double-exposure. Which is quite easy to to when you have to advance the film manually.

I have some more good ones to post, but I'll save them for tomorrow.

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