Holga Toy Lenses on a Spendy Camera

August 27, 2014  •  1 Comment

I'm neck deep in edits the last several weeks.  Including Weddings, Models from Academie, Senior Portraits and a few miscellaneous things - not to mention a lot of work in helping to build a "start up/entrepreneurial" community here in Watertown.  I just haven't had much time for myself.

So, late this afternoon when my computer was all tied up doing exports, I decided to grab some Holga lenses that I had purchased a couple of years ago and take a walk around Uptown Watertown and just see what might happen.

If you are unfamiliar with Holga, here is some background from Wikipedia: The Holga's low-cost construction and simple meniscus lens often yields pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other distortions. The camera's limitations have brought it a cult following among some photographers, and Holga photos have won awards and competitions in art and news photography

In my case, I am not shooting with a Holga camera, but I've purchased Holga lenses that fit onto my professional Nikon camera.  I purchased them from Holga Direct.

These lenses are quite difficult to see through in my DSLR viewfinder and require slow shutter speed and high ISO.  So, in a way there isn't a lot of settings I can play with.  I simply point the camera at what I am interested in, play with the shutter speed a bit and take whatever I can get.  Without further ado, here's what I shot on my little walk.

 

DSC_3553ChandelierGoss Opera House

 

DSC_3564Original Opera Hall entranceGoss Opera House

 

DSC_3565Window detailGoss Opera House

 

DSC_3567Rust stains on wallUptown Alleyway

 

Busted light fixtureUptown Alleyway

 

DSC_3571Rusted steel drumUptown Alleyway

 

DSC_3578No ParkingBehind Goss Opera House

 

DSC_3579Uptown Clock across from the GossUptown on Kemp Ave

 

DSC_3568Window detailUptown Alley

 

DSC_3583AlleyUptown Watertown DSC_3588Black and white treatment for AlleyUptown Watertown

 

DSC_3575ChurchUptown Waterown

 

DSC_3596Red brick buildingUptown Watertown

 

DSC_3603Alleyway BuildingsUptown Watertown

 


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TES(non-registered)
thanks for taking the time to capture these shots.
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