The Holga


I purchased a Holga camera recently because I have been loving what I see coming from this camera online.

A Holga is basically a medium format toy camera. To me, the biggest learning curve besides loading film (which I have not done in a long time) is the lack of instant gratification. My husband laughs at me when I immediately look at the back of the camera after taking a shot, forgetting I have to wait to see what it looks like. I chalk it up to teaching me not to “chimp”.

I used up the first roll of film and sent it off to Dwayne’s Photo and got it back a couple of days ago. I have to say I was not expecting anything usable, but I think I got a couple of okay shots out of the 12 exposures.

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I am hoping for a few more with the next roll. :-)

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“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.” -W. Eugene Smith