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Dispatches from a shy street photographer: user error

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Today’s image is the last of my street photography series. I am not sure it even really qualifies as street photography. I shot two rolls through my Holga TLR in bulb mode and this is the one photo from those two rolls that I actually kind of like. It was shot in Portland. I like the Holga TLR for street photography and I will try this again. Hopefully with more attention to detail.


Geeky Bits

Camera: Holga GFN 120 GFNTL
Film: Acros 100
Stand developed in Adonal for 1 hour.

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Hipster

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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

 

First outing with my new Holga 120GCFN

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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…

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A very Holga Christmas

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My next Holga image is from my first roll of B&W through my Holga. Also: it was shot on Christmas of 2011, so I thought it was appropriate to post it today.

Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful readers! Thank you for making this blogging thing fun. I really have enjoyed connecting with all of you.

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White Stag

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My next Holga shot is one that I’ve always kinda been fond of. I took it on a beautiful spring day in Portland. I beleive this was the first time I used Ektar and I instantly fell in love with it’s saturated tones when I got this roll back.

 

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Geeky Bits:

Camera: Holga 120N
Film: Kodak Ektar 100