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Holga 79 by Valimar Holga 79 by Valimar
Buy the print here (image looks slightly different due to a better scan): www.etsy.com/listing/102473433…

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh.

Holga 120GCFN + Fuji Provia ISO100. My website: www.michaelmercerphotography.c…

EDIT: Wow, another DD! Thanks very much to tiganusi for suggesting it, and to ScENeYmE for the feature.

Thanks also to everyone who's commented and :+fav:'d. :ahoy:
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Given 2010-10-21
Holga 79 by *Valimar ( Suggested by tiganusi and Featured by ScENeYmE )
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Fichtre Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
this picture is amazing
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Valimar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
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sarto-jr Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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Lueasy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I love it :o

Waiting for my first film to be developed (? :D ) at the moment... I'm excited.
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Valimar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thanks.

I hope your film comes back with some pleasing shots. Remember, lomography often yields surprises, and whilst you might not always get shots that work, magic is often produced.

I recently had a holga film developed that contains the best shot that I think I've ever taken with it. Unfortunately, the film didn't quite expose properly, and I can only half-see the image; a glimpse at what might have been.
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Lueasy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for replying :D

The film came back today and I already uploaded some photos. And you're right, I didn't expect those pictures.. But that's what attracts me so much. :))

Hope I'll take someday a photo like this one from you. It's stunning.
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LowaDDD Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Wow! Very cool!

I have just tried my first film! A lot of pics went very dark and crap, I didn't expose enough (it was cloudy) :( but 2 went great!:) Did you use long exposition? How long have you exposed the film?

Thanx
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Valimar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Thanks for the comment.

In regards to this image, no, I didn't use a long exposure. It was shot using the sunny aperture (f/11 equivalent) and the 'N' shutter speed setting (or 1/100th equivalent).

Remember that's it's early days - you need to get to know your camera. May I ask what film speed you were using? Using a low ISO like ISO100 film would probably result in underexposed images on a cloudy day. The holga has only two shutter speeds - 1/100th and bulb - and the former may be a little too slow on a low ISO film on a cloudy day. As a rule, I generally use ISO400 film in my holga, as you're covered for most eventualities in regards to daylight.

I shoot plenty of duff images with my holga, but I've also produced a few gems as well; stick in there. :)
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gingado Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Your work is featured im my "MOMENTS OF INTENSITY 2011 - Part 11 - maybe you like it!
[link]
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Alternate-Deviant Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Great shot!
Now I'm even more anxious to get my holga!
Do you also have a plastic lens or just the glass?
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Valimar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Cheers.

The holga 120gcfn has a glass lens.
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Alternate-Deviant Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Sweet.
I've got a 120N on it's way right now.
It will be interesting to compare the results of my plastic lens to your glass one. =]
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Astralhaze Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I just got a holga and I haven't got anything developed yet but I was wondering if all the photos turn out looking so cool or it takes practice and getting used to?
I was saying you're photo's cool. It's also beautiful/
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Valimar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Thanks for the compliment. :)

My main advice would be to get and shoot with your holga. Even now I get plenty of shots that don't work out, but when they do, it's potent stuff.

Most holga's tend to produce different results: my holga may produce slightly more vignetting than yours; yours may leak more light than mine, etc. You have to put a few rolls through your camera (in varying light conditions) to see how the results turn out, and that will help with visualising the shot that you have in mind. Bear in mind as well that as the 'viewfinder' is rudimentary, the image you produce will be slightly larger than what you see through it. As the viewfinder is off to the left of the body, and you don't see what is coming through the lens, if you wish to centre your subject, than I always frame it ever-so-slightly to the right in the viewfinder.

Lastly, approach your images photographically. That might seem like a very obvious thing to say, but it's worth bearing in mind. One of the mottos of lomography is 'Don't think;shoot!'. Yes, you can produce some great results doing this, and experimentation often yields brilliant results (and I would encourage you to experiment). However, I find that my favourite shots that I've produced from my holga have been the ones where I've still given some thought to the usual suspects, such as composition, etc.

Bearing all of this in mind, I've only four words left to say on the subject that are the most important of all - have fun with it!
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Astralhaze Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Thanks for the help! I'll try and keep this in mind!
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Fashistt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
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CorsoDomenic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
the colours are fantastic!
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Valimar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Thanks.
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heather13olson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011   Photographer
I love how you where able to get a tilt-shift lens effect
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Valimar Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
That's just a natural effect of the soft focus of the holga lens. :)
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heather13olson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Photographer
Cool I wonder if any of my photos that aren't developed yet came out like that
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Valimar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Guess there's only one way to find out... ;)
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TymonPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Photographer
Beautiful! I will be obtaining a holga soon, any tips will be great!
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Valimar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Just get and shoot with it. Each holga seems to have it's own characteristics (how it vignettes, where the focus falls etc), so by getting to know how it works it can help with pre-visualisation.

You might be disheartened when you get your first rolls back, but persevere. I've shot many images I'm very happy with, but I still shoot plenty of crap.

Most of all, enjoy.
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TymonPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011   Photographer
Thanks man, I am in class now and getting the camera as we speak[link]
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rabbit888 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So nice!
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Valimar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Ta.
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end720 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
this is beautiful!
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Valimar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
:thanks:
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lichtfaengerin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   Photographer

featured here: [link] :heart:
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Zachattackcurry Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010   Photographer
Amazing.
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Valimar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Thank you.
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fraeuleinamok Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely! i miss edinburgh a lot & this is such a great capture of arthur's seat (:
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KOPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
very nice image
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Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thanks.
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Dm3T-ShooG Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Cheers.
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cookiesncream08 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
so beautiful! congrats on the DD! :D
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Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Many thanks.
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MyLittleDreamWorld Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Beautiful
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Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
:thumbsup:
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roadmouse Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Photographer
I love the mood, colors and composition. Well done!!!
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Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thank you.
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Niniel81 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
so beautiful :heart:
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Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
:peace:
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HBGfilms Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
it almost looks like tilt-shift. so cool!! :D
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Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
:)
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Elpeciss Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the blur in the foreground. :)
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Valimar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thanks.
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VakhTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
beautiful :heart:__:heart:
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