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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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Win a Holga from Squarefrog!

Posted September 21, 2007 in Random

Squarefrog, who over the last year has put together what is far and away the most comprehensive Holga information site going, is having a one year anniversary contest. All you have to do to enter is fill out a very short questionnaire. The contest is open to everyone world-wide. Prizes and stuff: First prize – [...]

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First look at the new Holga 135BC toy camera

Posted September 12, 2007 in Kit/Equipment

Sean Rohde gives us the run-down on the new 35mm Holga 135BC in two parts: Camera walk-through Photographic results and analysis (loads of pictures!) The camera isn’t generally available yet, but eBay user uranium99 has them for US $49.99 + $19.99 shipping (to the US) from Hong Kong.

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Plastic Makes Perfect toy camera photograph show, Atlanta, US

Posted September 11, 2007 in Exhibitions

Check it out at Beep Beep Gallery in Atlanta, GA, US!

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Erin Dorbin "Kalamazoo in Photos" book launch/show, MI, US

Posted August 25, 2007 in Books & Publications + Exhibitions

Don’t miss the book launch/exhbit for Erin Dorbin‘s new book, Kalamazoo in Photos: A Photographic Catalogue of Kalamazoo’s Most Unique Places. The event is 5–9pm, Friday, 7 Sept., 2007 at the Art Cons Gallery in the Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI, US. There’s a larger, more readable version of the announcement here. About the book, [...]

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Diana dissection photos

Posted August 10, 2007 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Wanna know what the guts of a Diana toy camera look like? Sean Rohde has the answer!

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