Monday, September 20, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I think people are taking lomography way too seriously. I mean, really, who cares if there are too many Holgas around? So what if a lot of people want to use a Holga. It's all relative anyway. I'm sure professional DSLR users out there are out to say the same thing about digital cameras.
I wish to remind these folks that there's an artist in every one of us. Lomography (even photography for that matter) should be fun and mainly done for oneself. Really, in both cases, one must be satisfied with the end result. And usually, it's an end result that one is proud of. Proud enough to put on a blog or on Flickr.
So, I post a link to the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography to remind people out there--it's a free world. Beautiful art is in the eyes of the beholder.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Besides, I've already got my Lomo Fisheye 2 that is my newest toy camera... :)
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
with green color filter on
used the flash here, but don't see much of a difference...
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
There were two flashes I was debating over--both which I found online. One was bigger and bulkier and the other was small and looked newer. I opted for the smaller, newer one. Both were around $15, then add shipping. Four Corners store was quick; my order from last Friday came today (Wednesday). Not bad at all!
I hope to post some pictures with flash here, soon. That is, if I get to take some tomorrow and manage to have them processed in an hour.... and if I don't get derailed and end up getting that Lomo Fisheye 2 that I have been salivating about the past few days...
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I have 120 color film in the Holga 120 right now with the fisheye lens still attached. Maybe the different type of film will render a different effect, but I will only know once I finish that roll and get it processed...
Thursday, August 5, 2010
South Park Cafe (across the way from the park)
Having a Smart car in The City is a smart choice.
Who knew they're just right behind my work building? I'm linking this to reviews on Yelp.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Unfortunately, I had set the camera to take 16 shots. I wanted to try out if taking more shots would be beneficial. In hindsight, this time would not have been the best time to have experimented on trying to maximize 16 shots out of the roll. I got the films processed and well, the lab told me they can't scan the pictures to a cd.
In short, I have processed film, no prints, no digital forms of the shots for me to enjoy. To say that I'm a tad bit disappointed is an understatement. I saw the shots through the lightbox and it was just hard to be satisfied with results I really could not see.
Now, I'm on a mission to find a lab who will scan my processed film so that I can at least see some of the pictures. In this process, I just fell in love more with my Holga 135 BC. Why didn't I know about you sooner?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Well, I just have to keep my fingers crossed until I get the roll of film processed. Who knows? With the unpredictability of the Holga, I might just get fantastic bay shots!
Friday, June 18, 2010
I just could not resist, could not help myself. It was like Amazon made me do it. Amazon made me order my second Holga. It's Amazon's fault, after all. To make matters worse, because I just could not wait for the "Free Shipping" being offered by Amazon, I got suckered into signing up for Amazon Prime Shipping. While this shipment still falls into my 30-day trial period, I have come to accept it. I must have a start to an addiction to lomography!
I waited until all my chores were done before I opened up my Amazon box. You know--the one with the smiley mouth. That was me as soon as I came home and saw the box. I just knew it had my next toycam in it. I had a smiley mouth essentially all night tonight.
I absolutely love the box this camera came in. It seems all modern. I love the little Holga manual that came with it, too. The camera strap falls on the left side. Did a lefty make this version? Nevertheless, I'm excited to try it out as soon as I can. Time to load up my 35 mm film.
I'm most excited that processing can happen at my local Walgreens and that I'd be saving some money while still succumbing to my "addiction."
I have yet to decide if I will cancel my Amazon Prime shipping or not. What would an addict do?
Friday, May 7, 2010
Features: This Holga version I got is the CFN version--color flash with the camera, so I had to install two AA batteries inside. The flash has a white default, then you can turn the wheel to use red, yellow, or blue flash. I have never used any of these flash options before.
Film: I got a 3-pack of 120 film in black and white and a 3-pack of 35 mm film, ISO 100 in color. Both brands of film are from Lomography.
My Holga arrived today. At first, I had the feeling of "disappointment" that well, it's not the DSLR that I had dreamed about. Well, I made this choice. To choose a camera as far away from a DSLR as possible. I went analogue. And the best part of this is that, the price is as far away from a DSLR as possible, too!
Interestingly enough, I read about lomography when I was on a digital photography website. Turns out, folks who take photos with their digicams alter the pictures using Photoshop to get the old lomo look. So, it was suggested by a reader to get the full, unaltered effect just by getting a cheap lomo camera. Thus my search for an analogue camera began. Amazon was a site I did most my research. And you know how they indicate who the supplier is? That's how I found Adorama. They are based in New York city, but will ship orders. I ordered this camera with a few accessories online.
I read about lomography last year but never did anything about it. I thought, "Cool. Cheap. Maybe if I run into it, I will give it a try." Well, I purchased this Holga now through Adorama because I simply cannot afford a DSLR (albeit my salivating over wanting them for it's pro-looking photos) and after taking the DSLR for a test drive at the electronics store, I feared I would aggrevate my carpal tunnel. Those DSLRs are heavy!
So, now I'm excited. I don't know how to use this plastic thing. I don't know what I will get. I will hope for the best.