Tuesday, September 7, 2010

hello Red

Red <3
Meet Red, my new Holga camera. I found an awesome deal online for it and decided to see what the hype was about. I read all the directions and they just made me a bit nervous - light leaks - YIKES! Thought I'd give them film camera a try, plus it develops 6x6 photos which I think is pretty neat. I like square printing. ;) It's been awhile since I've purchased film! Geez I remember the trips I use to take and I'd go through over 20 rolls of film and then I'd get it all developed!!! I'd send whole paychecks on film and developing!!! My family tells me I better be famous (my uncle says infamous - rotten) because I've documented everything through photos!! There are stacks of albums! I get the photo bug from my dad, he got his from his dad!
I'm stoked to get Red's film developed! I've used 7 photos so far - 5 to go!! Any pointers?? Any cool sites?? Just let me know!
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17 comments:

Allison Drew said...

I recently bought one too and I really love it. The light leaks give character. The only thing that made me nervous was getting the film out of the camera and not ruining my pictures. I think I have the hang out it now though. Looking forward to seeing your pictures!

carly. said...

whaaat. that is awesome. i love the colour of it. it's almost a vintagey red, dark burnt orange is what i'd call it...or maybe that's the finishing on the photo. haha, either way; awesome! i need a holga, add to my camera collection. taking photos is a great hobby, you won't reget that when you're older that's for sure! you'll be glad you took so many...and so will your family :) i'm that girl in my family and friends too!

Becky Farley said...

allison - good to hear you love it :)
I feel like I need to go in a room with no windows to load and unload the camera ;)

Carly - I LOVE that you're that girl!!! lol It drives some of the farley gang crazy ;) but like you said they'll thank me one day!!

Amber said...

Becky and Carly...I tell my friends and family the same thing all the time and they will thank us some day!!!

I really need to order one. Next paycheck. Holla! Ha! I can't wait to see your pictures when you get them developed.
XOXO

Courtney said...

Make sure you look up how to light leak proof your Holga (maybe I should do a post about that...) with black foam core and black tape. It's important and will get you better photographs-I promise!

Ashley said...

you should check out the lomography website. You can upload all your pics on your "lomo home". Here's mine:

http://www.lomography.com/homes/ashleyleyashley

Hearthandmade said...

its so expensive to get holga pictures printed here! I bought mine about 10 years ago and developed them in teh dakrroom but since college ive no darkroom and all the films need sent over to england to get processed.pooop and its about $40 to get them processed. Its disheartening.

I used to laugh lots when i worked in a photo lab because urban outfitters was just behind us - these kids who thought they were the bees frickin knees spent £40 on a camera that i got for £8 online and took loads of pictures only to be told they cant be printed in this country unless you have a darkroom. Muahaha. im quite mean. but theres a lot to be said for research before blowing money! (only cuz they were in belfast.. and we are so behind its not even funny)

brittni said...

Let me know what you think/where you get them developed. I have a Diana Mini and its so frustrating because I feel like the gear sprockets don't wind the film right, resulting in super long panoramic pictures that film developing places hack up and the whole thing ends up costing me money and making me sad :( I even sent them to a photo developing lab in Topeka with no luck :(

Grr!!!! I hope you have better results with this little one

Campfire Chic said...

I have the Golden Brick one :)

I am still too scared to take the film out of my Holga...the used film has been sitting in there for a few months. I'll suck it up and take it out once I find a place to send the film to!

Sew Lovely Embroidery said...

Ooooohhhhhhh how exciting! I love me some plastic cameras :) Have fun explroing with it! I say just go for it and after your first roll you will see what you like and don't
Here's some tipsies:
http://www.sanneart.com/holgatips.html

xoxo
Katy

Becky Farley said...

:) THanks ladies!!!
Claire your story cracked me up ;)

sdillondesign said...

YAY HOLGA! Definitely check out http://www.lomography.com/ if for nothing else than inspiration. Also I have a medium format holga but I often use 35mm film which develops all the way to the edges and gives you a really cool edge on your photos. Good luck and have fun!

tegan said...

i have one in white! :D

erica1228 said...

oh it's beautiful. I want!

sewseas said...

I've never seen a red one! It's going to be so much fun to use and play with! I have the CMYK edition! <3

justinee said...

Oh!! I am excited to see your pictures wtih the holga!!!

Holly Knitlightly said...

AWESOME! I'm jealous, haha!