I received my Holga TIM a few months ago, but due to a lack of time I only brought my first roll of film to the lab one week ago. I was pretty excited to see what photo's would be coming out so I couldn't wait to go and pick up my photos. And then the surprise came. I had to pay for 38 pictures.I knew that about half of my pictures wouldn’t be printed because, well, I’m not such a good photographer and I always forget to think about the light before I take a picture.
I immediately knew what was going on but decided to pay and not say anything. At home I opened the envelop and saw, indeed, 38 pictures. One on every print.
I still don’t know if I think this is an advantage or not. I could have gone back and say “wait, there are supposed to be 2 pictures in 1 print”, but on the other hand, I can just use this camera to get 72 full size pictures out of a 36 roll of film!
Maybe I’m too much of a cheap-ass. I guess next time I will put a note on the envelope before handing in my film. A lot of pictures I had taken while having in mind they would be next to another. So now I have a lot of pictures. I have a picture of a trea – boring. I have a picture of a lake – boring. But what if I’d have had a picture of a trea, next to a picture of a lake, next to eachother? I guess the charm of the TIM gets lost when printing all pictures on a different print.
A friend of mine handed in her roll of pictures from the TIM in the same lab. She got them as they’re supposed to be. Make up your mind, photolab!