Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Holga Lens, Why not?

I managed to get out for a bit of a walk on Saturday afternoon and although the weather was poor and it was getting a bit dark I decided to take some photos.   I was doing a walk I've done many times before in much better weather so I thought it might be fun to make things even more difficult by using my Holga lens.

A Holga Camera was an old film camera made in Eastern Europe which has a plastic lens of, shall we say, variable quality.  The picture quality was frankly pretty poor but the beauty of them was that you got a very dreamy, fuzzy image which is fairly distinctive.  My youngest daughter bought me a Chinese Holga type lens on Ebay for not much money which fits on my camera.  So effectively you're taking a thousand pound digital camera and putting a ten pound lens on it to produce the effect of a thirty pound film camera.

As it was fairly overcast I had to use my tripod because with a low iso setting the shutter speeds were between a third and two seconds to get a reasonable exposure.   In the future I will probably make some more pictures when the weather is a bit better.  It doesn't seem to make any sense but maybe it's in the name of art so here are the pictures.

Holga Lens Photo

Holga Lens Photo

Holga Lens Photo

Holga Lens Photo

Holga Lens Photo

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