I played around with the Holgaroid again today. I am still trying to get the hang of it. The photos tend to come out underexposed. And I’m really not sure about that crazy vignette. I still want to play around with image transfer, though. That is the whole reason why I got it.
The theme for this week’s photo challenge is unfocused. I’m gonna go ahead and throw this one in the ring. Sort of unintentional but there you go.
I bought a Yashica Mat tlr camera yesterday from KEH.com, as was suggested by a couple of you. Thank you SO MUCH for your input and suggestions! I feel confident buying online from them, so thank you. I am SO EXCITED to play with it!
Taken this morning with the Holgaroid.
This had to be the most depressing sunrise I’ve ever seen. As it was coming up I felt happy because I could see bits of blue sky. My spirit lifted at the thought of the possibility of sunlight today. I was inspired to put the polaroid back on my camera (not an easy task) and snap a pic, which is what you see above. I was going to take another one to play around with exposure but when I looked outside a dark cloud had already descended and it started pouring rain. And now I feel like crying.
Here is my first attempt at image transfer. I took a picture of my Buddha statuette with the Holgaroid and transfered the negative to some very rough watercolor paper. The results are less than perfect. But I kind of like it. I am going to make something artsy with it.
Yesterday I received the Polaroid Instant Film Back for my Holga in the mail. It was a birthday gift from my husband. I can’t even begin to tell you how stoked I am. The film also came ( FUJIFILM FP-100C ). It was super easy to attach and within an hour I had already burned through almost the entire pack of film, save a few frames. You can see the results of my fun below. I saved some shots to practice image transfer, which I tried this morning with not super fantastic results. I’ll post that tomorrow.
Using this contraption is quite the experience. First of all, you will see that there is gnarly vignetting which I’m not sure I like. I know that this is common with Holga but I’m not sure it is supposed to be this pronounced. So I’ll have to do a bit of research to figure out out if I can fix this. Secondly, the back doesn’t seem to stay on very well. I need to figure out how to keep it secured. It didn’t seem like there was any way of doing so. I had to sort of sandwich it all together with my hands and hold it very carefully. I wasn’t careful enough just before my last photo. The back fell off and exposed the film before I even had a chance to take a picture. Glad it was the last shot of the pack.
Regardless, I had LOTS of fun with it and am about to order more film. This could get very addicting!! And expensive.
P.S. I got a chuckle from this blog post at Dyepot, Teapot. It’s a pretty accurate assessment.
the tree in the parking lot
my brand new typewriter
cloudy sunset take 2