Holgas absolutely adore black and white film. The combination of a 120 Holga and some Black & White Lomography is a match made in heaven.
I used to always shoot and cross slide film with my Holga. The results were often mixed. Bright sunny days would produce vivid, colourful and bright shots; but on overcast days the plastic lens and small apature would often give disappointing results.
With black and white film in the Holga low light only enhances the vignette of the photo.
The lo-fi camera produces some pretty dramatic and moody images. Black and white can really upgrade the look of a photo.
Even when you make mistakes in scanning or developing, the image the image comes out well.
I love loading my Holga up with a roll of black and white 120. I think it’s fitting that such a basic camera should be loaded with no-frills film.
I can’t recommend enough loading some black and white film in your Holga and giving it a spin.
Lomography UK was lucky enough to test an LC-A 120 prototype in store and it was glorious! We used colour and black and white film to capture the camera at its finest. It was everything you would expect from the LC-A but in full frame 38mm f/4.5 120 film. It's LOVE.
Let it be known: this pairing has to do with love at first click, at the first roll of film, at the first prints. My newest toy, the Yashica Electro 35 GSN, combined with my favorite black and white film, Kodak BW400 CN: this is definitely going to be a long-lasting love.
The great American photographer David Burnett is famous for his unusual photos of sports competitions. He uses a tilt-shift lens to create miniature fakes, or a simple Holga camera to shoot in black and white. To write this tribute, I used my Holga to take some pictures of amateur sport activities around my city. Take a look after the jump.
Sometimes, experiments and curiosity yield the best results. This is what photographer Cody Thomas discovered when he tried out black and white film photography with his Holga camera. See more of his black and white photos after the jump.
This is a tribute to a great Austrian sports photographer, Lothar Rübelt. In an era with no high speed films available, he was able to immortalize wonderful moments in sports - from diving to gymnastics and football. In creating this tribute, I took a series of photos of an amateur football match using expired black and white film developed using an uncommon chemical. Take a look after the jump!
Have you ever wondered what would happen when a Petzval is paired with a close up lens? Wonder no longer — a match made in heaven! We got up close and personal with the Petzval and think the results speak for themselves — but get in there and have a look for yourself!