Get your Holga now and get lost on the size of things to see!
There are two ways to do this- one is to use a magnifying glass and the other is to use the close up lens off the Diana+ camera accessories. As you can see from the pictures, the close up lens will just slot straight on to the front of your camera but the magnifying glass will need some modification using the trusty masking tape. You will need to find the focusing distance of whichever method you chose to use, although I found both are around 15cm from the subject.
I’ve found plants to be a good thing to use this effect with as parts of the photo will always be in focus. I really like this close up effect as you still get all same Holga traits such as vignetting, but you also get a kind of tunnel vision lens look similar to the lens for LC-A. And if you accidentally use the wrong lens in the enlarger as I did for some of the prints, anything that’s out of focus get a weird spiral blur look, it’s a good mistake! And there’s no need to worry about any parts of your subject being out of focus because they will still look great!
The new Petzval Lens has proven itself a master of close-up shots and soulful portraits time and time again. Now some of our talented community members have stepped it up a notch and aimed the Petzval at city-scapes. From snow-capped pedestrians, couples chatting in parks, bustling markets, or people waiting to get on the metro - the beautiful banalities of city life are covered in these eloquent shots. Scroll through this gallery we've put together just for you to get a taste of the Petzval's urban potential!
Every summer I get a burst of analogue excitement when I see the flowers starting to bloom. My favorite summer pastime is to take glorious shots of plants and flowers, and for perfect dreamy shots, I like to use the Diana Close-Up lens. Join me as I take you through a garden of analogue delights.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Film photography fanatics Toby Mason and Mike McLean worked together on their latest project, a film swap using the LC-A 120 and a 120 pinhole camera. Read their step-by-step guide to getting excellent alignment and see the stunning results.
Those long, frosty, dark nights are finally behind us. It's time to dust of your Diana F+; wipe down your LC-A Wide and get shooting again! Join us for some fabulous workshops and events in Soho and come and visit us in March at the Birmingham NEC as part of The Photography Show 2015. Read on for the full line up.
We gave you the challenge to send us your best "PIN-UP" themed shot and boy, did you guys go to town! There were hundreds of glamorous and stunning photographs. We had the tricky task of narrowing it down to just 3 winners. Read on to see if you're the winner!
Step inside to see our selection of brightly lit, colorful community-taken lomographs courtesy of the Lomography Color Negative for 120 cameras. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
One of the best things about film photography, especially with cameras like the Holga and Lomography cameras, is getting creative with it! TCC Photo is hosting a competition to stoke the creativity out of film photographers everywhere and urge participants to think out of the box!