My New Toy . Photography

July 8, 2010 separator Photography

I just took the plunge into film photography! I was going to get a disposable camera for Rhianne’s Photo Swap, but then I decided that for the relatively low price and rich, unpredictable photo quality, a Holga was right up my alley. After pestering Rhianne with about four different, hopelessly inquisitive e-mails, she steered me towards the 135bc. It uses standard 35mm film and has black corners that yield prettily vignetted images. I’ve only taken a couple pictures yet, but I can’t wait to try out some double exposures and shots of the gorgeous horse farms that make up the bluegrass countryside here!

At that, I’ll leave you with a twinge of jealousy and a few shots taken on Holga 135bc cameras:


CNV000033-2.jpg image by seah89


  1. Victoria – You process the same was as regular film for mine, though some Holgas take 120 film, which must be processed differently.

    Erin – Get one! Get one! If you get a 135 or 135bc, then you can get the film developed at any film shop!

    Tsuki – I’m almost through with my first roll, so I don’t know about my light leaks yet, but I’ve seen some images with leaks that I really actually like a lot!!!

    Shana – The difference with a Holga is primarily that it has a plastic lens. The 135bc also has black corners, which give the pictures kind of a vintage feel. It is part of a category called toy cameras and is really very simple camera to produce really rich images. I’m having a blast with mine so far!

    Rose Red – I’m so glad you’ve found me! I can’t wait to swap myself, and I just adore Rhianne and her blog!!!

    Thanks to everybody for the well-wishes, and I’ll have to post my first roll when it develops!

  2. I just found your blog through Rhiannes blog. I’m so excited for the photo swap! I have a lomo lc-a, but I’ve been eying the holga.

  3. I’ve thought of getting a holga camera since reading about it in domino magazine. I never understood exactly what it is though. It’s not like the other film camera’s I grew up with, right? The colors are completely different.


  4. I’ve got a Diana camera, and I’ve had a few double exposures, but since it’s always because I’ve forgotten to wind them, they haven’t turned out especially fantastic. Can’t wait to see your photos!

  5. I love holgas!! I can’t wait to celebrate mine next week, I’m so glad you got one too 🙂

  6. I LOVE my holga! I also have a lomo fisheye that a friend gave me. double exposures are fun. As well as not completely taping up the sides (as suggested) to allow the light leaks in.

  7. Welcome aboard the best ship in the world! The stuff you get on film is just amazing!

  8. WOW! That is so cool. Do you process the film the same way you would a regular film camera?

  9. So pretty. I want a Holga too. I’ve had my eye on one from Amazon for a while. Can’t wait to see what you capture!

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