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It's amazing how my first roll of 120mm film in my Holga not only has the power to teach but the power to amaze.

After learning about Stereo images from one of my idols, Brian May, I found out that there is a digital camera that takes 3D images. I looked around for a price. Holy crap! $450! They can keep it! I found the Holga Stereo 120PC-3D! This is my baby. After getting the camera and the shutter release, I was ready to go. (Note: The directions recommend a tripod. I do also. However, I have a tripod from when I went to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. It has a standard tripod mount so any tripod will do.)

I walked around the house. I went to work. I went to the old kilns in Coplay, PA. I was happy with how light, how fun, and how head turning this camera was. Before I knew it, I took all 12 photos. I took it to my local lab and waited patiently for 1 week until I got my film.

I looked at the negatives. I was disappointed. I don’t know what I did but only 3 pictures didn’t have double exposure or weird white squares or circles. However, when I looked at the CD that came with it I was actually pleased. The screw ups taught me that I probably didn’t turn the film enough, which is fine, but I was amazed but how good they looked. It added that flare that I admire from other lomographers.

I finally got that basic understanding of lomography and how my camera works. It’s like that light bulb went off. I walked through the door of knowledge and joined the clan of Holga worshipers, Fisheye lovers, Diana fanatics, and Lomo children.

Currently, I have my second roll of black and white film in my Holga. I did 30 minute long exposures, I took a nap with it on, and I even had it on when I was in the car. If my first roll of film turned out this great, I can’t wait to see the second.

written by bass_clarinet_2000


  1. dustbowlugly


    my first holga roll was a topsy turvy mixup of accidents, too! but i looved loved it!

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  2. bass_clarinet_2000


    I love how I can mess up on film and it is respected. When I screw up on digital, it's frowned upon. Weird. However, I love this roll and I adore this camera more and more. I want to save up for another Holga now. Time to save up the piggies!

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