Attendees of this event will receive 33% OFF their purchase of a Holga 120N Plastic Medium Format Camera from Freestyle Photographic Supplies and 10% OFF Film and Processing at Huron Camera in Dexter, Michigan!
Photographed (with Holga Camera) by Katie Mollon.
Whether you attended our first instructional Holga-walk in Detroit, or you're just curious about joining us after seeing the fun images that we created, everyone is welcome to join us for our second Holga-walk! Don't worry if you haven't used a Holga before. We will be on-hand to help you load and expose your first roll.
On this walk we will focus on pushing the creative limits of your plastic camera photos. One of the nicest features about the Holga is that it's completely manual, and thereby easy to manipulate. Double-exposing your images can enhance their artistic quality -- without having to override any electronic settings, or contrive how two images might look together using Photoshop. Simply click two (or more!) times before advancing the film - and boom! You've altered the viewer's perception of an otherwise normal scene. (Heck, you probably did this on accident in the first walk and want to try more).
We'll be right there with you during the walk to give advice on how to create the best possible double-exposures. So come on out and get creative with us!
Note: Slower speed films (ISO[masked]) may be used for this walk, as we will be stacking multiple layers of light. No worries if you still have faster speed film left from last time - you can adjust your camera settings accordingly!
What you will learn
• How to effectively load film into your camera
• How to use the rudimentary settings to your advantage
• How different tonalities "stack up" on the film
• How to adjust your camera's settings based on exposure
• How to think outside the box and get creative
• Where to process your film
About the Holga Camera
The Holga's accessibility alone makes this toy camera highly appealing, retailing at a mere $30. It can shoot either 16-6x4.5 frames or 12-6x6 frames on 120 film, or be modified to accept 35mm. Since it's completely manual, it's up to the photographer to advance each frame: allowing for many creative possibilities not found in other cameras. No two Holgas are exactly alike, resulting in unique vignetting and light-leaks.
Please arrive on location by 5:45p, we will leave the parking area by 6p, and the event will end at 8p.
If you would be interesting in carpooling to and from the location, let us know in the comments.
What to Bring
• Holga Camera(s)
• Film: 120 (or 35mm if your camera has already been modified)
*220 film can also be used with some modifications.*
• Please note that the Holga only has two aperture settings and a fixed shutter speed (aside from the Bulb setting).
• Don't rule out expired film from your neighbor's refrigerator. The more experimenting, the better!
• Tripod (if your camera has a built-in mount)
• Blue painter's tape or Gaffer's tape (optional... depending on how much you like your light leaked).
• Thin piece of cardboard (optional: if your Holga doesn't come with a little sponge to hold the take-up spool in place)
This event is Sponsored by:
Visit Freestyle's website HERE
Visit Huron Camera's website HERE