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My Holga ::
Monday, March 24th, 2008

My Holga

On Thursday I ordered a new very own Holga! I've been eyeing it for forever, and although it isn't expensive at all I never got around to buying one. I'm not a newcomer to the Lomography world; I already own a Colorsplash which, thinking about it, was (sadly) twice the price I paid for the Holga. If you don't know what the Holga is, the Lomography site describes it as:


...the Holga is categorized as a “Toy Camera.” There are many discontinued “toys” in this alternative branch of photography, but due to its worldwide popularity, the Holga is still being made. You don't need to be an expert to decide which of the two light settings, four focusing modes and two shutter speeds to choose from. It's this simplicity that gives it a “toy” status, but to have fun with photography you will need a toy - so why not play with the Holga?

Basically, it is a cheaply-made, plastic camera with light leaks and weird vignetting. You never know what you are going to get when you get your film developed, which is what I think is fun about it! I'm not a professional photographer by any means, but as soon as I get it in (in the next couple of days, hopefully), I will be snapping pictures like crazy and add them into the (as of yet empty) gallery, which will someday be full of artwork that I have done. I will also try and dig up some of the old Colorsplash photos and upload those too.

If you are interested in buying a Lomography camera, Amazon has them available for a decent price without having to know what exactly you want (the Lomo shopping site is a little harder to navigate without having an idea already). The price range for Lomos is pretty extreme, ranging from the $10 single-use Lomolitos to the $460 Horizon Perfekt, and everything in between.

SJ, 08/30/08 6:18 AM

i want one too!! but im not sure if you could still get a film developed, with there being diital camera's and memory cards...

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