Lo-Fi Photography

My Various Holga Setups

Posted in Gear by Ray on 05.05.2010

I have several Holga cameras that I set up differently for various techniques.

This is my infrared setup, using a Holga 120GFN outfitted with a 46mm to 49mm Hoya adapter ring, Hoya R72 IR filter, and a Holga shutter release set.


This is a shot using Efke IR820 Aura. It was slightly cloudy, so I had the shutter open (in the sunny setting) for about 3 or 4 seconds (this is where the cable release comes in handy).

This is my Tunnelvision setup, using a Holga 120N with a Lomo Tunnelvision 0.45x adapter lens.


This is a representative shot with Ilford FP-4+. The lens gives a wider angle, provides a more aggressive vignetting, and a distortion similar to a flipped lens.

This is my Holgaroid setup, using a Holga 120TRL with a Polaroid back attached. On a regular Holga the viewfinder is obstructed by back, so the twin lens reflex format is to me a great solution around this problem.


This shot was taken with Polaroid Type 84 black and white film. It’s a square format, and you know what Huey Lewis said…"it’s hip to be square."

As a glutton for punishment, I shoot dry plate tintype with a Holga 120WPC pinhole camera.


The 6×9 mask has been slightly modified with two strips of museum board to hold the plates in place. This is my first shot with the Rockland tintype kit and it was a 2 minute exposure on a sunny afternoon.