Week 28: Composition, Composition, Composition

As mentioned in my last post I shot 3 rolls in the Holga for Holga week.  This post is in relation to the second roll which was Kodak Ektar 100.  A film I like and have also seen great results when others have used it. For Holga week I was keen to shoot as many…

Week 27 : Slide Film

I have been away so there has been no update for a couple of weeks however I shot three rolls for Holga week in July and these will be shared starting today with a roll Fuji Provia 100f and the other two in the next two updates I am going to let the images do…

Week 26: Do Not read if you do not like bad language

How the actual fuck is it only halfway fucking through.  Twenty six bastard more weeks to go, Twenty Six!  Why the actual fuck did I agree to this, let alone to shoot all images on that gold plated shitgibbon of a camera, the Holga.  That’s 312 motherfucking lack of control exposures still to go. THREE…

Week 25: Time out

I’ve had a few online conversations recently about the Holga.  Those of you that follow these updates (Thank you!) know for me the Holga is a love/hate relationship. It seems that what some people find frustrating with the Holga, me included, is the lack of any discernible control.  To explain, you can’t change shutter speed,…

Week 24:Colour me unimpressed

So this week it back to experimenting with the Holga.  I wanted to see how different coloured  filters affect a Black & White photograph. I had always kind of understood the changes in contrast but what I had never really looked at was how filters render different colours in B&W. Thus I took 4 pictures…

Week 23:I do like to be beside the seaside

There was no update for week 21 or 22 as I have been away.  Also a change this week from the usual Holga update.  So this week the update is from when I was away and it is with my usual format of film 35mm.  The film used is Fujifilm Provia 400x (a slide film)…

Week 20:Vertigo

ok a little change this week, still experimenting of sorts but not quite to the same extent. This week  I went to The View from the Shard, a tourist attraction in London’s tallest building on the 69th & above floors.  I thought it would be interesting to see how the Holga copes with the view.…

Week 19: Red or Dead

This week as part of my experimenting with film and the Holga I shot my first ever roll of Redscale.  Now with my limited knowledge and a quick google check, this is where the film is reversed so you shoot through the back of the film and thus the red layer is exposed first.  I…

Week 18:Colour Shift

You may recall that I am going to use the next few weeks (and then some) experimenting with all types of films, filters and processing with the Holga as part of my 52 rolls.  This hopefully will help me learn and better understand  film so I can bring concepts across for my main format of…

Week 17: Borough Market

I have done a little reflecting on on my project and the way forward.  I need to shake myself up to ensure I keep this interesting for us all.  So over the next few weeks I’m going to be experimenting more & more with the Holga & various film types and film processing.  So the…

Week 16: Portra and a Pint

This week I shot a roll of expired (2004) Kodak Portra 400vc a very nice film that give nice colours. One clarification based on my recent posts.  I really really don’t like using the Holga (I can’t lie and pretend otherwise), but I can see that when handled properly it can produce some fantastic images.…

Week 15: Spring Blossom

OK after a short break after the Easter holidays time to get back to this project.  The eagle eyed amongst you may notice there is no week 13 or 14.  I have to be practical about this and did think should I keep in sequential order but would like to finish in line with calendar…