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.
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.