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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Posted in News by Ray on 04.25.2010

Today (April 25, 2010) is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography.

Here’s a tintype I shot through my Holga 120 WPC in celebration:

I’ve been shooting dry plate tintypes using the Rockland Colloid kit. I’ll be writing about it in more detail.