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Fuji Provia ISO400. E6 crossed in C-41, and tinted in PS.

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:iconmegandawne:
megandawne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Photographer
this is a beautiful picture.
the texture is amazing!
i just started using a holga, and am going to try to do a portfolio of images for university.
any tips you could lend?
:]
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Just experiment, really.

One of the mantra's of lomography is not to think, just to shoot. This is some good advice, though if I'm honest,my best holga shots have indeed involved a bit of thought.

It'll probably take a few rolls to get to know your model's particular quirks ie, how it vignettes, where the focal soft spot is etc. Don't be disheartened if you don't get the results you're looking for at first - perseverance is key. :nod:

Most holga's come with a 6x4.5 insert to shoot rectangular images, and 6x6 for square: use the latter, as that's where most of the holga's optical pecadillos become apparent.
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:iconmegandawne:
megandawne Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Photographer
wow, thanks so much for the info.
im super excited to start shooting,
and your photos are really inspiring.
thanks for doing what you do!
(:
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Cheers. :)

If you ever need to ask anything, just fire away.
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:iconmegandawne:
megandawne Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009   Photographer
thanks so much.
you are awesome!
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green-sky Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Hello :wave:

This deviation was featured in here [link] :clap:
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green-sky Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
May I ask what camera did you use on this? I'm looking photos captured using analog cameras, and right now I'm planning to make my first feature journal devoted to all analog users out there... Especially ones that using medium format film

perhaps you can give me some reference? thank you...
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Yes, this was shot using a Holga 120GCFN. :)
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AannNdddDI Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Artist
---this is amazing...the texture is so raw and decorative, and the compsition using the lines and light works well:d---
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Thank you very much. :)
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Kaeldra-1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
awesome i love the textures.
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
:thanks:
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taelyrthepost Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
great angle. interesting texture... a great choice for shooting with a holga.

the full-view is breathtaking. excellent job.
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
:thanks:
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:iconyv:
yv Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
the structure is perfect. great angle
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Thank you :)
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ChristineAmat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
superbe rendu des matières ! :)
Belle photo !
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
Merci :)
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ArcziPL Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Perfect toning, DOF, perspective... And creative theme! All that together makes a great photo!
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Thanks :ahoy:
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freakeesh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
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LadyRSanti Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh! I love! :heart:
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
:thanks:
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
featured :rose: ----> [link]
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:iconholga:
holga Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
A wonderful photo has been featured! --> [link]
:-)
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
:thanks:
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holga Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
:hug:
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tedikuma Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Nice amount of detail in this. =)
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Thanks. :nod:
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Nirka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
:clap:
I love it!
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Good! ;p
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Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant, love the focus and colour :clap:
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
:bow:
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:iconvoracious-vixen:
Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome :D Are you not watching the footie!??
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
No, but I know the current score.

In general, football is a bit take-it-or-leave-it with me. I much prefer the international game over the domestic game, but I'm not someone who feverently goes out of my way to watch the footie, unless it's something like the World Cup. Plus I'm at home at the mo and don't have Sky.

NBA basketball is my sport passion.
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Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah I see, tis a good game mind......funny cos I didn't bother watching the Ireland match earlier!! :lol:

Wanted to ask you, where would you get a holga from?? Are they cheap?? What about processing them?? :D
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Well....

I got mine from ebay, and whilst some grumble about that, I had no problem. I got mine shipped from Hong Kong (the 120GCFN model) and it came to about the grand total of £15-£20. If you can find a local processing place (perhaps professional), then getting the negs done should be no problem. Even places like jessops will do them, I think.
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Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Must have a snoop around for one........Jessops closed here not long ago!!!!! In fact trying to find any decent lenses/equipment here is crap!!! :lol:
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
There's always mail order places as well. I understand Peak imaging are very good. :)
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2jL Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Nice !
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Cheers. :ahoy:
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:iconjamsee:
JamSee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
ace job for a holga!
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Aye, they're not bad wee things! ;)
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:iconcern:
Cern Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, looks really "pro" for a holga shot.
But then again, the hogla is great for that kind of shots.
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
When the holga gets it right, the results are quite something.

Glad you likes. :nod:
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CBJJBC Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007   Photographer
:worship:
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
:manhug:
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EternalPipeDream Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
very interesting, great work :)
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:iconvalimar:
Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Thank you. :)
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my-plastic-eye Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Nice work..

I love the way the vignette has almost caused the middle rope to bleach out. There's some great detail in there which is impressive cos shooting that close with a Holga often leads to it being out of focus or it looking too soft.

:thumbsup:
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