Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Holga 120 N



You are looking at a the newest addition and quite possibly the cheapest addition to my camera collection, a HOLGA 120N camera. It is plastic, $30, and light as a feather. The makers of this camera were all about simplicity, i mean it has about 3 settings- portrait, landscape, and night. You couldn't get much better than that. You load the square film and you are on your way to creating a piece of art right out to the camera. This is not just another complusive purchase, I've already used it in a photoshoot and plan to take it with me to L.A. next week. Ha, like I need another camera.

Speaking of simplicity, I am a firm believer that the more equipment you have, the less pictures you make. This is the main reason that I primarily use natural light in my photographs. Not to mention that I am faithfully unexperienced in studio lighting, which I am not proud of, but learning takes time. The use of daylight photography is an art. I found that it is so incredibly true that the more we learn, the more we realize we don't know. It can be frustrating at times, but overall I am happy with where I'm at.

1 comment:

Steven said...

I bought this same camera few months back. It is tons of fun : ) If you happen to figure out what the apertures "really" are let me know...LOL

Steven Starr
http://photography.stevenstarr.net