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Holga Contact Sheet
Holga Contact Sheet

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Location: Springfield, IL
Date: Feb 14, 2009
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2009

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These are two shots that ended up side by side on a roll of 120 film that I shot this weekend in Springfield. Used a Holga camera.

I printed the contact sheet in the darkroom and then scanned. Slight contrast adjustment, but really other than cropping and rotating, not much post processing.

Edit to add:
After reading the first comment I thought I'd add this. Holga's are toy cameras that are put together quite cheaply. They produce images with light leaks and weird blur so your images can be hit or miss, but they are fun to play with. I had this with me and alternated between the digital and the Holga.
you can read more Here at wikipedia

and here--a cool site about Holgas

If you can't home process film it would maybe be a pain, but if you have a lab you can send them to and get scans also they can be fun.

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02/21/2009 04:32:34 PM
these are wonderful
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02/20/2009 09:51:37 PM
A Holga would be serious fun. There are a lot of vintage and second rate cameras that would be so much fun to run some film through...they add lots of great character!
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02/19/2009 09:39:35 PM
Really outstanding effects - totally love it. The ghost building on the left is the bomb.
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02/18/2009 12:06:38 PM
Ahh, genuine Holga, that's fabulous! The double exposure is totally cool, I love everything about this pair!
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02/18/2009 09:55:34 AM
Too cool. I know there's a Holga in my future...
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02/17/2009 10:44:00 PM
Oh wow. That is just fabulous. You can't beat a Holga. MORE MORE!!!
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02/17/2009 07:54:12 PM
ps .. just had a look in one of your links .. yes .. colour too . !!
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02/17/2009 07:52:15 PM
just love the result .. excellent diptych too .. are the films for the holga just b&w or do they come in colour too . ?
before i saw the links to the holga cameras i googled it myself and came up with how to insert the film .. took me back in time .. !! .. how to load a holga camera .. not to loading a holga but loading one of the several film cameras i had over the years .. nearly always had my films processed in b&w, didnt have my own darkroom .. then went for many years not doing photography and when i eventually took up a camera again and went to have a film processed the b&w was more expensive than colour .. it was a long time .. but things sure had changed .. now we have digital .. i wonder wot's next .. ?!!! ..:)
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02/17/2009 07:18:56 PM
What a cool toy. I really like these together - particularly the double exposure.
My kids had a toy camera that took 4 images in rapid succession and came out on the one negative. I wish it was still around.
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02/17/2009 06:52:49 PM
Like how these turned out so different from each other even though the main building in both are the same. Never heard of Holga cameras before, thanks for enlightening me.
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02/17/2009 03:31:54 PM
I thought about getting a Holga awhile back, but the whole film-developing thing threw me. :-)

Nice, at first glance these seem quite old.
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02/17/2009 02:12:26 PM
Never heard before of a Holga camera, but luckily we've internet today. This looks nice, just the old-fashioned way.
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