Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I got a Holga camera!



I was searching around on the Urban Outfitters website when I saw their Red Holga camera for pre-order. I've always wanted a camera that creates cool light effects, but never knew how it all worked. If you go to the Lomographic Society's Holga website you can find more info about the camera, but to sum things up, the camera is made of mostly plastic (including the lense!), and it's known for its unpredictable effects, blurred edges, vignetting, and funky light leaks. They go for between $25 and $50, depending on which model you get. I bought mine from Adorama, they seem to have good prices.

I love that old vintage look! The trick to getting those great colors is to use slide film, but getting it developed as regular color film (this is called cross-processing). My husband and I went to Hunt's Photo and Video in Melrose, MA, and got a bunch of expired slide film for cheap! I'm not much of a photographer but here are the results:



8 comments:

Caroline said...

Oooh I am jealous. Beautiful camera, lovely photos!

Nathalie said...

i have been wanting one for a long time, must go to urban outfitters tomorrow and see if i can get one myself ..
Enjoy !

thealteredpage said...

Great pictures. I have a Holga but have never used it. Your shots have got me motivated. And the slide film idea is great too.

treasuring said...

Those photos are wonderful! I'm going to have to get one of those cameras myself... you've inspired me. Can't wait to see more shots!

Gracehoper said...

Those photos are inspiring! What type of Holga did you get? 35 mm, 120,...
I'm getting one !

Jenn Ski said...

It uses 120

shaikthemotherfucker said...

thinking of getting a red one in november right after my exams. so i researched for holga cams. could you gimme a few tips on it? and do i scan the pictures taken to get in on the computer or what?
help!

Jenn Ski said...

We took our slide film and got it developed as regular color film at our local photo supply store. Then we took the film and placed it into a scanner made for scanning film.

I'm sure you can just get your photo's printed at the store and then just scan them with a regular scanner at home.