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$25,000 Holga

Posted October 22, 2009 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Holga-Cam of the Apocalypse by RoFi Mike. Made without any cutting, the “Holga-Cam of the Apocalypse” is the product of my love for low-tech experimentation and obsession with cutting edge technology. There are more descriptions and photos of the camera itself in this set, and photos from the camera in the Holgapocalyptiphotos set. The camera […]

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2 new Holga converter lenses & fisheye viewfinder

Posted September 11, 2009 in Product News

Holga just officially released two plastic lenses that attach over the existing Holga lens to change the focal length The two tele-converter lenses, models HT-25 (tele lens) and HW-05(wide lens) fit onto you holga and either lengthen(HT-25) or shorten (HW-05) the focal length, therefore creating a tele or wide lens. Another new release is a […]

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Interview with toy camera photographer Larry Treadway

Posted August 25, 2009 in Interviews

Tread ain’t bad. He starts: Analog photography is the disconnect from my digital work life. Bad plastic cameras are my kind of rebellion to the glut of computers, monitors and peripherals required for me to make a living. I’ve tried to be an artist of some sort most of my life, from photography to a […]

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Toy camera photography workshop with Kurt Norlin, Oregon, US

Posted August 23, 2009 in Workshops

Workshop flyer: Tired of all the technicalities of high-end cameras? Toy Camera photography is photography at its most basic, freeing up the photographic artist to concentrate on the creative side of image making. Often made with a plastic lens and limited controls, these simple devices produce images that have unique visual qualities. The students in […]

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Plastic CameraWorks toy camera photography show, NC, US

Posted June 1, 2008 in Exhibitions

Toy camera photography goodness at Rebus Works in Raleigh, NC, US! Includes work by the badass Ron Flory. Don’t miss it!

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Homemade 6×17 stretch Pinholga

Posted October 23, 2007 in Camera Hacking & DIY + Pinhole

Shikihan made this insane 6×17 "Limousine" pinhole camera out of a Holga! You can see two test shots made with it in Tokyo here and here on Flickr. She’s made a bunch of other cool pinhole cameras (and makes great photos with them), check them out!

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Diana spool tension hack

Posted October 20, 2007 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Check out freerobotpants‘ simple and effective hack for adding spool tension to Diana toy cameras: tape!

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Tin-foil-lined Holga

Posted October 11, 2007 in Camera Hacking & DIY + Technique

Ever wonder what happens when you line a Holga with aluminum foil? Me too! I crinkled the crap out of it to hopefully get lots of light bouncing around in different directions, and lined the camera, shiny side out. The irregular vignette is because I wasn’t very careful about leaving the edges of the light […]

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How to fix a Holga’s corner double exposure issue

Posted October 6, 2007 in Camera Hacking & DIY

There is a fairly common shutter issue with Holga toy cameras that creates a slight double exposure in the bottom right corner of the frame (see above). See what causes it and find out how to fix it at Squarefrog’s excellent Holga resource site, Holgas Online.

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Interview with Therese Brown

Posted October 1, 2007 in Interviews + Pinhole

Chris Keeney talks to pinhole/Holga/Polaroid experimental photographer Therese Brown as part of his excellent ongoing series of interviews with fine art photographers. You can see Brown’s work at her Web site, ThisIsWhatISee.com as well as on Flickr. This one’s a must-read, so do it at ChrisKeeney.com.

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