Tipster of the Day: Holga Likes To Swim


The Frogeye and the LCA+ Krab are the only known lo-fi creatures suited for underwater Lomography. But the Holga would like to disagree and it isn't afraid of drowning either...

The Frogeye and the LCA+ Krab are the only known lo-fi creatures suited for underwater Lomography. But the Holga would like to disagree and it isn’t afraid of drowning either…


Shoot things on earth and re-use your film underwater… Shoot buildings and people swimming between frames…

This goes to show how Holga knows no rules, and tells you to just click it. Don't forget to share your medium format rebellions! Our piggies always love the rebel types.

written by stouf on 2008-07-13 in #gear #tipster #tips-tricks #holga #lomotipster #tipster


  1. fuzztone04
    fuzztone04 ·

    One question do you take it underwater without ruining it? Is there some case you use?

  2. casa_de_holga
    casa_de_holga ·

    yeah! a great idea, but he miss the "how-to", because holga´s plastic body is ok with water but the metalic shutter is not... i´ll love to know how to drown my big black beauty...

  3. yoharryo
    yoharryo ·

    I would guess he has put a Fisheye lens on it (or at least it looks like that) and then, in all likelihood, has simply put the Holga in a plastic baggy, which must be the easiest way of finding a 'case' for the holga.

  4. morgantepsic
    morgantepsic ·

    A zip-lock baggie! :)

  5. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    could a ziploc baggie work with a fisheye? lol

  6. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    mmm... i could be wrong, but i think he/she meant to take pictures with your holga ON LAND and then double the same film underwater with the Krab or frogeye. hence the "shoot BUILDINGS and people swimming between frames." Aren't many buildings under water that I know of, but i wish there were!

  7. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    I'd be curious to know how you can load a 120 film in an LCA or a frogeye....

    He is using an ewa-marine housing as well as the frame counter he designed for that purpose. Very clever and safe!...
    The "how to" is in his blog... which is worth a visit for those who never had a look at it. And while you are there have a look at his albums and videos! Stouf is an amazing, out of the ordinary lomographer!...

    These shots are incredible! well done Stouf!

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wooow !!!
    I just came back from a long trip away... In the Arctic (again)...
    I just dicovered that this tip was in the blog!!! Thank you Scapegoat !
    Grenouille,my dear, you made me blush !!! I'm so proud such a great lomographer as you left such a nice comment... :))) ...

    And yes, I use an ewa-marine housing...

  9. spaaacecaaase
    spaaacecaaase ·


  10. ruthmut
    ruthmut ·

    Wow! That's awesome!

  11. jaguarwomon
    jaguarwomon ·

    Wow, great idea! I never would have thought to try this. Love the photos!

  12. lucidblue
    lucidblue ·

    Despite the fact that I'm kinda late to read that article,I'm so excited to try that when I buy my Fisheye 2 camera next month,sounds extremely fascinating! Thanks!

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