Tuesday, 13 February 2007



This is the other two models, Theresa and Kenzie. This photo was taken at the pyramid rock also. I had post processed the image in lightroom to make the image to have kind of washed out, light leaked film cameras. Vignette was also applied to the image.

The Holga is an inexpensive, medium format 120 film toy camera, originating in Hong Kong in 1982[3], that later came to be appreciated for its low-fidelity aesthetic.

The Holga's cheap construction and simple meniscus lens often yields pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other distortions. Ironically, the camera's quality problems became a virtue among some photographers, with Holga photos winning awards and competitions in art and news photography.

Most Holga cameras use a single-piece plastic meniscus lens with a focal length of 60 millimeters and can focus from about 1 meter/yard to infinity. There is an aperture switch on the camera with two settings: sunny and cloudy. Due to a manufacturing defect[citation needed], this switch has no effect and there is only one ('cloudy') aperture of around f/13 - although this switch may be easily modified to provide two usable apertures.

As all single-piece meniscus lenses, the Holga lens exhibits soft focus and chromatic aberration. Other Holga variants, denoted either by the letter 'G' in their model name, or the name WOCA, feature a simple glass lens, but are otherwise identical in construction. Almost the entire circle of light that the Holga lens projects is captured on film, which gives Holga pictures their characteristic vignetting

(courtesy of wikipedia.com)

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