The Holga Pose

Observe the correct way to shoot with a Holga... ;-)

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View all photos taken: Sunday, 4th May 2008, This photo: 11:37am

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  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    curious. my holga is 6x6 - ie square format - why would you ever hold it on its side?
  • Xenedis said:
    It might have been easier to shoot if he'd put the tripod down.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    first rule of zombie defence - never put your tripod down
  • David de Groot said:
    Well, it's not Chris' Holga, so I'm guessing he's forgotten it's square...
    Well obviously the tripod is there as a counter-balance for that hefty plastic lens.. hmmm....
  • ronnietan15 said:
    maybe he wants a diamond shaped photo
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    might have a 645 mask in it
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    Some holgas are 645 by default
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, well there you go then. I'm fairly sure Greg's Holga is an N model (I've probably got a photo of it around here somewhere), so that'd explain that.
  • garbz said:
    Michael's holga has both masks, in my case I have a 645 mask in it. Accident really, I forgot to swap the mask out when I loaded the film.
    And yeah this one will be on a curious angle. A few ground rules when using the holga, always hold more than you can carry, don't worry about keeping the horizon flat, and make sure your oversized schnozz is in the way of holding the camera properly. It all adds to the ... "character" of the final picture.
  • The_Munchable_Is said:
    Hehe, it's such a horrible camera that it's kool. I can't wait for the Zombie walk in brizzy, I'm only going to take the holga with the 6x6 insert to that one. That particular holga is a 120 GCFN with both 6X6 and 645 inserts.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    ah yeah - i forgtot about the 645 mask.
    my holga came with two 6x6 masks... though it has a ruby window in the back as well as the 6x6.
    i have a love-hate relationship with my holga. not keen on it right now...