Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,557   Posts: 1,545,161   Online: 1000
      
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32
  1. #1
    Markok765's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,270
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    24

    When would you use a Holga instead of a real camera?

    Title says it all.
    Marko Kovacevic
    Blog
    Youtube

  2. #2
    Gay Larson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    1,209
    Images
    22
    Just for fun, Marko anytime.
    Prints available in the APUG GAllery
    www.gaylarsonphotography.com

  3. #3
    rkmiec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    athens,georgia.
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    289
    Images
    5
    uh since when is a holga not a real camera. ;0
    actually i use it when it fits the vision i have for a shot.also sometime as a snapshot camera.
    i have also adapted a holga lens for my wista 4x5,now it is a real camera.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    830
    When it does what you want it to

    Some subject matter lends itself well to the unique blurry/wavy look, and also in brighter light the vignetting on the corners of the frame become more apparent.

    Where and what exactly that's good for is up to you. I admit I haven't yet found the "perfect" subject, but I'm trying to use it more often to find that out for myself.
    i can't wait to take a picture of my thumb with this beautiful camera.

    - phirehouse, after buying a camera in the classifieds

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    nc
    Posts
    906
    Images
    11
    Take a look at Jersey Vic's holga work. Beautiful stuff! It will make you ask the same question rkmiec did. It's the same thought I had (though I know what you mean).

    http://www.vmilin.com/

  6. #6
    DylanCraver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    san diego
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    25
    Whenever I feel like it.
    Which is more often than I'd like. :P

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    local
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,335
    Blog Entries
    5
    Images
    50
    holgas are as real as a camera gets !
    just don't think the fstop changes
    when you go from sunny to cloudy
    silver magnets, trickle tanks sold
    artwork often times sold for charity
    PM me for details

  8. #8
    DarkroomDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Enumclaw, WA USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    239
    Images
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    holgas are as real as a camera gets !
    just don't think the fstop changes
    when you go from sunny to cloudy
    John, That is really good. It is in the class with Vic's signature line "Holga, if it were any more analog you would need a chisel"


    Dan
    Daniel Williams
    Enumclaw WA USA

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    250
    Images
    7
    NO not a Holga.... But a DIANA.... one of the old ones. That is a real camera. Use it with a 400 iso film......
    erik hartmann
    my very humble AP-Gallery:
    http://nehartmann.dk/eh-analog/

  10. #10
    mooseontheloose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Kyoto, Japan
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,706
    Images
    39
    I've recently discovered that my Holga is great for exploring familiar subjects in a new way.

    I was getting in a bit of rut photographically so I pulled out my Holga to see what it was capable of and it's been a pleasant surprise. Old subjects have been made new again, and it's inspired my non-Holga photography as well. I've been using the black and white filters you can get for Holgas and using them has added another dimension to the unpredictability of the images. Not always for the better, but in many cases I've had some nice surprises (so much so that I think I will submit them for gallery presentation at our end of year show). In exploring photographic subjects that I'm familiar with I've discovered (and am still learning) where the Holga really shines, and where my 'other' cameras might be more appropriate.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin