Archive for the ‘holga’ Category

Dusting off the holga

August 28, 2008

I have started using my holga again a bit lately and have been enjoying it so I thought I would post some recent pics here since its been a while since I posted anything. I have cropped all of these to roughly a 35mm aspect ratio. It is not something I usually do but I think for these pictures the cropped versions are much better…

These first two are from a kind of soggy Fringe Sunday.

This one is from the garden of the Dean Gallery where Liz and I went to see the Foto exhibition.

And these two are from Arran where we went for a few days. It was also a bit soggy here but we had a great time despite the weather.

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An Afternoon in the Garden

August 7, 2008

It has been raining more or less non stop for the last 24 hours here in Edinburgh. So to remind myself of happier (…and drier) times here are some photographs I took on a sunny day a few weekends ago. The square ones were taken with my Holga and the other ones with my Leica (witha deep red filter).

More Clan Sinclair pictures are here ….

Film Swap (part I) – Edinburgh vs São Paulo

October 29, 2007

A while ago Karla (from holgarithms) got in touch with me and suggested a film swap. At the time I didn’t know what she meant but she soon explained and I thought it was a great idea. For those who dont know what this is, one person shoots a roll of film and then rewinds it and sends it to the other. They shoot over the top of the other persons film and then develop it and see what lady luck has given them.

I think we did pretty well (or got pretty lucky…). It is pretty amazing to think that the photographs were taken half the world away (Karla lives in São Paulo) from each other and traveled all that way and even survived the postal strike!

The whole set is here. Karlas blog is here and her flickr stream is here.

There is more to come, Karla also shot a half frame roll by masking off one side of the frame with cardboard. When I get a chance (hopefully next weekend) I will mask off the other side and ahoot away! I am looking forward to seeing what we got. Details on how Karla did this here.

Boats

September 2, 2007

More playing with my Holga – I am quite pleased with this one because it came out pretty much exactly as I imagined.

Meant to be viewed like this…

I cant wait to get into the darkroom to try contact prints of these but the last couple of times I have been all the enlargers have been busted so I didn’t get round to doing any printing. I also wish I knew how to enlarge these but because the negs will be so strangely shaped I don’t think its possible. Unless anyone more knowledgeable out there cares to point me in the direction of how to do this? All I can think of is to do it digitally but they just dont look as good as proper silver gelatin prints imo.

Holga playtime

August 28, 2007

Some more multiple exposure experiments from my holga. I plan on doing a few more of these when I get time, particularly trying to do messy panoramas with shifting perspective by not winding the film on a whole frame and overlapping them. It is a bit tricky to visualise but I think thats what I enjoy about it…

I am also planning to one which is the whole width of a largish size of photo paper and do a contact print.

Above and below

August 22, 2007


This is the sort of thing a holga is made for IMO. Although this is pretty much what I planned there is a lot of luck involved with double exposures and thats part of what I like about them! I love the texture that the wheat showing through the sky gives.

I have lots of other ideas with what to get up with my holga, their crappyness is definitely their strength.