Win Hill with a Holga

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View from Win Hill
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Win Hill

Camera used: old Holga 120 S model.

View the complete Peak District series at rcalow.photography/albums/peak-district-squares/.

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Win Hill with a Holga

Stuff I saw at Lumsdale and Stanage edge

On Saturday I did some fmp preparation by using two toy cameras in the winter sunlight around the peak district. Much underexposure in the shadows, even with pushing the film two stops. Have to look into long exposures with the holga, maybe rig up a shutter release.

 

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Fujipet – lumsdale
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Fujipet – lumsdale
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Holga – Stanage edge
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Holga – Stanage edge
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Holga – Stanage edge
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Holga – Stanage edge Trig point
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Holga – Stanage edge
Stuff I saw at Lumsdale and Stanage edge

Stuff I saw with a Holga

Despite having no kitchen and limited bathroom, with bits of plaster hanging for dear life on the walls, I managed to develop some film this weekend.

This roll of hp5 is from the trusty holga. I had the holga laying in my bag for sometime, so I genuinely didn’t know what was on the roll of film. Places range from Lincolnshire to Nottinghamshire. It’s sorta like a practice for holga week.

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College door
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Double exposure of Lincoln
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Angel cafe
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A studio shot using a holga / flash experiment
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Rowan tree
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Wheat field
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Field post
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Hayley and her new friend
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Wheat field / slight tram lines
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ol’ tree
Stuff I saw with a Holga

Holga documentary project update

Last week I got a new holga with the idea of shooting two when out shooting for my town documentary. No two holgas are alike so having two creates variation in the series. I can also start to think about which holga suites which scene. As this is a new camera I expect the shutter is faster than my 2nd hand holga, and better suited for bright scene as it struggled in the shadows.

I’m not sure if its because the holga is new, but I had problems with dust or paper (not sure what it is) in the camera causing weird flecks on the edges here and there. Another problem is that there appears to be a light leak somewhere which you can see in the salvation army image where a line goes across the size.

Here is a few images from a shoot with the new holga and red filter.

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Old council builing
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Graffiti
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Graffiti 2
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Alley
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Leaning lamp post
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Old fire station tower
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The salvation army
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Store
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The Ship and its rubbish

I’m not sure how many of these updates I’ll do. I expect to be running a roll a week, or if not two weeks, between coursework.

Holga documentary project update

35mm film in a Holga

This is the first time I’ve ever ran 35mm through a medium format camera shooting for sprockets. I want to see if the wide, slightly panoramic, frames are worth it by burning 35mm through the holga. If so, I might use it for my project.

Here is my ghetto setup involving foam packaging and rubber bands:

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Foam packaging peanuts jammed around a 35mm canister and a 120 spool fitted with 2 elastic bands

The results show a lot of messed up compositions where I should have had the camera either lower or more to the left. Its hard to judge what will be in frame or not. The images I took are around Lincoln.

 

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Lincoln cathedral
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Ruddocks of lincoln
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Guildhall
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Michaelgate
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Corporation Street
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Wordsworth street

I don’t think I will do it again, it was fun but the whole point of shooting the holga is that its a lightweight portable camera with the benefit of medium format. Its also hard to judge what will be in frame. I also wasted some film by winding on too much. I originally judged that 2 rotations of the winder were enough, but this turned out to be too much, I probably should have done 1 and a half turns.

35mm film in a Holga