Holga Portraits

Photography

I’ve been wanting to do a series of portraits using my Holga and have been working on it half-heartedly for the past year. I’m not very good at asking people if I can take their portrait so I’ve let a lot of opportunities slip by. But I can usually count on my photography friends to say yes. So here is a small series of portraits that I took the day I got my Woodblak camera (which I shared with you last week). These were all taken at Cathedral Park in St. Johns, Portland.

Gretchen
Gretchen
Ron
Paul
Paul
Colby
Colby

As I was finishing up the roll I had a problem with winding the film and something weird ended up happening to my camera, which resulted in the light leak. I am really hoping I didn’t break my camera!

Regardless,  I am pleased with how these turned out and I really want to do more of them.

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Me: I am taking a photo of the Twin Peaks Diner with a Holga. I feel so hipster.

Raf: That is High-Hipster.


This is my Holga GFN with a 35mm film adaptor.  It was fun to use but I didn’t love the results from it.

Below is the other shot from the entire roll of 36 exposures that I kinda liked. A shot of Snoqualamie Falls (also featured in Twin Peaks)

Cue Twin Peaks Theme

 

Hipster

Photography, Random

First outing with my new Holga 120GCFN

Photography

As all of you know by now, Holga closed it’s doors last November. Not only did they close their doors, they also destroyed the tooling for the cameras and didn’t bother selling anything. This was very sad news to me, since the Holga is how I jumped into the wide, beautiful, world of film photography.

As soon as I heard the news I jumped online and purchased a new one, since I knew everyone else would be doing the same. I’d been wanting a glass lens one for a long time and was lucky enough to find one that also included a funky flash with gel filters! I’m so glad I jumped on this when I did because Amazon sold out of Holgas that day.

I finally developed my first roll through the new camera! Here are the shots from that roll. They were all made around my small town during a lunch break and walking to work. I used Tri-x.

The Junker Building

The Junker Building

Antfarm

Antfarm

America

America

A Red Hydrant

A Red Hydrant

The tree in the front yard

The Tree In The Front Yard

My walk to Work

My Walk To Work

I also bought some fun accessories, one of them being a selfie lens. 🙂

An Honest Selfie

An Honest Selfie.

 

I am very pleased with the results from this camera.

I ended up buying another one “just in case.” So my Holga story continues…