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Instructional Holga-walk: Creative technique #1 ~ Double-exposures

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.

Event Description:

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.

Duration

Please arrive on location by 5:45p, we will leave the parking area by 6p, and the event will end at 8p.

Carpooling Option

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

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  • Joe B

    Thanks to all for helping me out on my first Holga experience. It was a fun outing!

    2 · July 22, 2013

  • Leiana

    Thanks everyone! It was another great time...great group of people and a great location walk!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    We're at Jefferson and Woodward... Look for Holgas :-).

    July 21, 2013

  • Kat

    Sorry I just missed this one, but I hope you have another one, I love shooting with film and the Holga is a lot of fun.

    July 21, 2013

  • arpita

    Can i carpool with anyone who might be passing 696? I feel leary of driving by myself into Detroit:( Thank you! And thank you, Doug for the holga, so I can make it

    July 21, 2013

    • Katie M.

      Arpita- I am also feeling Leary & coming from North 75. Want to meet near 696?

      1 · July 21, 2013

    • arpita

      Thanks for the offer Katie, but I just saw this and I'm all entangled cleaning the garage now lol

      July 21, 2013

  • Leiana

    Anyone know where one could get film for holdga on a SUNDAY???? :-( I forgot but do have a few exposures left from last time.

    July 21, 2013

    • Katie M.

      I have at least two but more I'm sure!!

      July 21, 2013

    • Doug

      I've got an extra b&w roll.

      July 21, 2013

  • Joe B

    I live in royal oak near 12 & 75/696 if anyone wants to carpool.

    Joe

    July 21, 2013

  • arpita

    I don't feel like I can make it. Have fun everyone!

    July 21, 2013

  • Robin H.

    Looks like I should be able to make it after all.

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • Doug

    If anyone wants to carpool from Ann Arbor let me know or if you need help parking or finding us. Message me or call\text me at[masked]-3377. I still have an extra Holga if anyone needs one.

    July 20, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      I want to Carpool! I'll call you tomorrow :-)

      July 20, 2013

    • Doug

      The holga is spoken for. Kiran text text me if i don't answer. Cell reception sucks in North A2.

      July 20, 2013

  • winnie c.

    Sounds like fun; maybe another venture in Detroit would work better for me.

    July 16, 2013

  • Doug

    Paradise Valley music festival is this weekend. Smooth.

    June 30, 2013

  • Robin H.

    Unfortunately I will be out of town. The first one was very cool though so I recommend this to anyone who is interested in attending.

    June 25, 2013

  • Kathryne W.

    If i join up with this event is there anyone i could ride with? I live in Sterling Heights....

    June 21, 2013

    • Katie M.

      Hi Kathryne, I will be driving from all the way up in Holly. I could swing by and pick you up if you can tell me how to get around Detroit LOL (I have a GPS).

      1 · June 21, 2013

    • Kathryne W.

      won't be able to attend this one.....will be up north...sorry but thanks!

      June 24, 2013

  • Kathryne W.

    change of plans....maybe another time!

    June 24, 2013

  • Kathryne W.

    YAY! so excited to attend this walk! Looking forward to learning and shooting with photographers with alike minds!

    June 21, 2013

  • Leiana

    Looking forward to this and seeing everyone again :-)

    June 21, 2013

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