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Old Sep 3, 2004, 3:29 PM   #1
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I thought I'd have a go at faking a shot by a Holga. It was edited in PSP8 but the orignal is a scan from a 35mm print so I didn't post it in the Digital Art (modified digicam images) forum.

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Old Sep 3, 2004, 5:41 PM   #2
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I had to do a search on Holga to find out what you were talking about. I found some information on a Holga camera but not much in the way of specifications or what is supposed to be so good about it. I seem to recall that Portland Community College offered a course in Holga photography a few years ago. The college supplied the cameras for the course. I didn't take the course so I still don't know much about it except what it looks like.

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I had to do a search on Holga to find out what you were talking about. I found some information on a Holga camera but not much in the way of specifications or what is supposed to be so good about it. I seem to recall that Portland Community College offered a course in Holga photography a few years ago. The college supplied the cameras for the course. I didn't take the course so I still don't know much about it except what it looks like.

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http://www.nyip.com/tips/topic_holga0802.php

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"The Holga is a cheaply-made medium format plastic camera. There is some disagreement as to whether this camera, made in China, was originally designed as a toy or simply a very inexpensive plastic camera, but most people call it a toy, The Holga is famous for its uncontrollable light leaks, soft images and vignetting, but artists and pro photographers alike love the Holga aesthetic. The Holga makes magic! "
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Old Sep 4, 2004, 3:24 AM   #4
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Mactek pretty much got it. A Holga (Holga is a brand name) is a cheap plastic medium format camera which lists as its features (yes, as its features) light leaks, a plastic lens, soft focus and vignetting. Don't believe me? Take a look here. :lol: You can modify them to take 35mm film.
I only heard about them yesterday.

Take a look at these links
http://www.pbase.com/cameras/holga/120sf
http://www.pbase.com/cameras/holga/120s
http://shop.lomography.com/microsites/holga/
http://www.holgamods.com/
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