New York City on a Holga

I had originally planned to do three mini projects or a small series of photos using the Holga 120N while in New York City – 1) The Oculus; 2) The Brooklyn Bridge; 3) Subways in NYC. Due to the lack of light within the subway system, most of those shots didn’t really turn out. I…

Cobourg Beach

Last Monday was the Victoria Day holiday and with nothing planned we thought it would be fun to head down to Cobourg and explore the waterfront. The morning started out sunny and warm, but by the time we got down to the lake it was quite cloudy and super windy… which made for some better…

North Bay

I am constantly in awe the kinds of images that can be produced with this piece of crap, plastic camera. The Holga 120N is quickly becoming a favourite of mine. The only real issue I have with it is the amount of black tape I have to put all over the camera to stop light…

Cambridge Mill Through a Holga

This is the probably the longest I’ve gone before developing a roll of film. Usually, I like to develop within a couple days/weeks of shooting. I just developed this roll today which I started back at the beginning of September. I totally forgot what was even on the roll… so it was kind of a…

Afternoon by the Pool

Last weekend was great. It was hot out and we had no plans, so my brother invited us down to his place for a swim and BBQ. I thought it would be fun to shoot the Holga since I rarely do. The more I use that camera the more I enjoy it. It’s so ridiculously…

Riverview Park and Zoo

Back at the end of March, we had some nice weather, so I took my kids to the local zoo in Peterborough. I brought along the Holga and a roll of Arista EDU Ultra 100. Below are some shots that I was pretty happy with. I’ve only had the Holga out a couple times, but…

Holga 120N – First Thoughts

I never believed that I’d own a Holga. Holga began production in Hong Kong in 1982 and ceased production in late 2015. The cheap build quality and plastic lens produce photos that display a heavy vignette, have a soft focus, exhibit light leaks and other distortions. The camera has a shutter speed both 1/100th and…