New(ish): Holga Wide Angle Lens

Someone in town had had enough of his Holga close-up filters and lenses and had brought them to the thrift store. The close-up filters and telelens I already own, but the wide angle lens was new to me. I grabbed the opportunity, because all to many Holga accessories are not readily available anymore. And for... Continue Reading →


B-mode Blues

In the ongoing Holga saga I accidently photographed in B mode for an entire, three week, holiday. Seven rolls of photos in various stages of blur were the result. 1. How on earth do I do this shit? 2. How is the Holga still my favorite camera when screw up so often with that thing?... Continue Reading →

Fat Roll

I should have seen it coming. When I put a new roll of film in my Holga, I forgot to stick pieces of cardboard under the film spools. These are necessary to keep the film tight. Once upon a time this was done by bits of foam, but I had long sice lost those. I... Continue Reading →


One of the fun techniques you can try with the Holga is that of microclicks. This form of panoramic photography yields stretched, a bit translucent images. The process is about the same as making an endless panorama: shoot a picture, do not advance all the way, shift your view a bit, and shoot again. Keep... Continue Reading →

Holga Saga II

It's always something, with those Holga's. Life with my favorite camera is not all roses. Some time ago, my green Holga seemed to have finally kicked the bucket due to a broken advance button, so I bought a new one. Of course, I took it on vacation and shot half a dozen rolls in country... Continue Reading →

Flashy Holga

One of the advantages of the Holga 12 CFN is the built-in flash. Not just any flash, but one with four color modes: white, yellow, red and blue. You can do fun things with a flash like that. In general, don't use the flash that often. With the simple cameras and flashes I prefer, when... Continue Reading →

Holga Saga I

With fantastic timing, a few weeks after it was announced that the production of the cameras would be stopped, my Holga gave up the ghost. A sad moment, because the Holga is high in my top five of all time favorite cameras. Even my digitally minded friends found it a cool thing, and nicknamed it... Continue Reading →

I ♥ Holga

For a long time, I doubted wether I shoud buy a Holga. I liked the pictures made with a Holga and the camera is pretty cheap, but did I really need another camera? And when I actually saw one in a photo shop (as opposed to on a stand alone picture in a web shop),... Continue Reading →

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