Week 22: Holga and 3200 speed film

Once again I have to admit that part of this project / experience is about making mistakes. Did I use a light meter; no.  Did I, for some reason, think that 3200 speed film mean you take pictures in the dark; yes.  Did I learn a lesson; you bet!

I loaded my trusty Holga 120N with Ilford Delta 3200 film.  I know I can use this film in low light but I have no idea what I was thinking when I took it into a museum in that low of light.  What I ended up getting back was nearly the entire roll (12 pictures) exposed with almost no images.  I was able to salvage four shots taken outside and one in bright light.  Lesson learned: don’t assume your film and see in the dark and use your light meter, even with a Holga.

2 thoughts on “Week 22: Holga and 3200 speed film

  1. I learned a similar lesson the first time I used Delta 3200. Where it works best is Night-time Photography with long exposures. Live and Learn….you were able at least to save something.


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