some of the things i saw in stratford-upon-avon
i found this website that illustrates what i like about holgas:
the first photo was taken with a mamiya 6 (i think a rangefinder style camera), and the second one was done with a holga. i think the holga shot is much more interesting, due to the slight blurriness and vignetting that make it moodier and bit bleaker. now i realize that a lot can be done in the darkroom and/or photoshop, but the fact that these kinds of results are in the realm of possibility for a complete amateur like myself, based solely on the inherent faults of the holga, make it more interesting to use. ultimately, like everything, it comes down to personal taste. i too was a child of the 70ís, and my taste in photography leans toward the older styles. some peoples tastes donít. itís all good.
Hey I have a holga... I have to dig it out of all of my stuff. Everyone has their own thing. Im hooked on Brownies and old 120/620 tlrs now though.
well a good picture is a good picture.. not saying that you can't take a good picture with a Holga... just alot of people think that the camera itself makes a good photo... good composition and subject... through a Holga or not is what makes a photo. Just alot of Holga stuff is a bland photo made interesting because of the defects in the camera... a good photo can look even more interesting like the above... but a shitty photo with blur and exposure problems is still a junky picture... but alot of people don't get that...
Sheeple.... Thats like saying a computer can make you a designer / illustrator. If you know how to compose a shot etc... you can use any camera to do it. Like... If you sent your average Joe and Ansel Adams out both with a Holga im thinking Ansels shots would be better.
various portions of the old Pabst Brewery which are now almost completely gone (soon to be Condos)
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Those Pabst brewery pictures as beautiful... that light fixture is amazing... I assume it will be reclaimed... otherwise I would be out there with a screwdriver and hacksaw...