October 21st, 2010
My wonderful Holga 135BC joined me in Vienna this year. It has quickly become my favorite 35mm toy camera and has been accompanying me on my project 24 days 24 photos over at toy camera dot com. (All are welcome to join this collaborative project – all you need is a film camera and the will to take one photo every day for 24 days.)
I had fun testing it out in the city where (arguably) Holga first gained popularity.
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September 12th, 2010
When we met Garrett Hedlund he let me take a couple portraits with my Holga 135BC. They definitely have a holga feel to them.
I took the Holga out around the office and got this picture of a performer at the farmers market.
This is one of my favorite pieces of local graffiti. I have photographed it digitally before but I really prefer the Holga version.
I really love the lens on my Holga 135BC and the accuracy I’ve enjoyed with all the settings.
Here are the old boots, again I like them a lot better in Holga form.
August 2nd, 2010
For my birthday I got a fab Holga 135 from my sister. Until now I have not posted any results from this fabulous little camera. I must say that I love the Holga 135BC. My early results were right on and it works pretty much like my Holga 120 but just with the 135 film.
All the photos have a great holga feel, with vignettes and soft lens areas. It has a hot shoe and tripod mount which makes it very multipurpose and great for long exposures.
- Lens: 47mm, f/8
- Aperture: f/8, f/11
- Shutter speed: B, 1/100, Mutiple Exposure
- Focus range: Adjustable Focusing
- Dimensions: 124×72x83 mm
- Weight: 175 g
I really love the lightness and size of the camera. I think this is going to be my summer camera of choice with my Holga TIM.
I would definitely recommend this camera, I think like many cameras it’s great for beginners and more experienced alike. I was really happy with the quality of the images but liked that it still had a holganess to them. Definitely fetch one if you can!
May 27th, 2010
I feel like I haven’t been very good about blogging the last few weeks perhaps because I’m in the development stage or not ready to show stage of various projects. Also, with a husband and his cut tendon and a dog with on going illnesses I’ve been feeling sort of exhausted. Plus, it’s summer! We’ve started playing soccer 3 days a week which has been really great exercise!
Other than that I enjoyed a fun birthday week which included dinners out, a mani/pedi, fajitas night, birthday BBQ and dinner and cake!
I got several things to help me prepare for my upcoming holidays including a new lightweight suitcase, Top 10 Tokyo book and gift certificates for MEC (so I can get some nice travel, quick dry, clothing). I know the trip is several months away but I like to be really prepared and I want to ensure I’ve got the best possible plan to see the most things possible without being too busy to actually enjoy what I’m seeing.
A big part of my trip will be to plan what cameras I want to bring. I’ve got several toy cameras in mind, including, the new Holga 135BC, that my sister bought me for my birthday. What I like about this camera over my traditional Holga 120 is that 35mm film will likely be very accessible and I find it to be better when being x-rayed multiple times at airports. If it’s a good fit and has good results I definitely see this as a choice camera.
I will share my results from the Holga 135BC once I get them digitized.
I will also be preparing to do some maternity pictures in early June for a friend. I’m really looking forward to recording her pregnancy with her and her husband. I haven’t done a lot in the area of maternity photos so I’m hoping that we can come up with some ideas for photos that are timeless but don’t fall into the maternity photo cliches that I’ve seen so often.
Well, that’s it for me now – hopefully, I will have something new and exciting to share with you soon like photos or art but until then, definitely check out the Traveling Toy Camera Project blog for lots of great photos from around the world! The camera is currently heading to Sweden!