The Holga 120 CFN is a real toy camera classic that should not go missing in your collection!
So much has been been written and said about the Holga. It’s been praised and pulled to pieces, it’s loved and hated. So what’s left to say for me?
The Holga is popular because it reduces Photography to its essentials: the photographer’s idea. There’s no fiddling around with settings, nothing can be blamed to technical stuff.
I think I could be happy with only two cameras. One being the LC-A and the other being a Holga. I refused to get a Holga for years because, frankly, how many medium-format cameras do one in a rational manner really need? So there wasn’t any reason to get an additional one with the Holga. Or was there?
Sometimes, things are more than the number of their parts. There’s no other way of explaining why this black box of plastic feels so right. When holding a Holga in your hands, you want to make photos with it. It’s a toy and so it needs to be played with. The Holga is a conversation starter too.
You can decide whether to ritually prepare your Holga with some meters of black duct-tape or just skip it.
It can be taken apart and be modified easily. The Holga will be thankful for any modification. It loves the sun. It loves to be among friends. It produces pictures that tell a story. It’s really a toy. If it wasn’t, how could it be explained that this hunk of black plastic arouses such childish joy?
Sonja started her analog adventures during her teenage years. She took her first film photographs when she was 13 and has been in love with the magic of the process since. Her idea of a perfect day involves developing film rolls while listening to jazz and having a cup of tea in between. In this interview, she recalls about her experience with her first Lomography camera, a Holga 120 CFN.
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.
Exhibits, workshops, lomowalks and tons of Halloween fun! It's time to head for the Lomography Gallery Store or Lomography Embassy Stores in your area. October is packed with events that no one should miss.
In case you missed it, Lomography has just unveiled the latest member of its Art Lens family: the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, which boasts of the same optics that the legendary LC-A camera has and brings the classic Lomographic style not only to analog but also to the digital platform. Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you the first impressions of and photographs taken by members of the Lomography team, who had gone out and put the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 to the test. First up is graphic designer Andrea Cislaghi, who coupled this lens with the Bessa R2 and Sony Alpha 7.
There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.
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.
Ever since light painting was invented, it inspired artists from all around the globe to magical creations that capture hidden movements and reinvent the world we live in. "Life is a fairy tale, stay wild little child!" is what they want to tell us. Bringing light to life became the next challenge for anyone rigged with a film camera and a creative mind.
Now, how can you take your analogue light paintings from the ordinary to the outstanding? After the carriage came the car, so we definitely need some spacy inventions to follow the old school light pen. So here it is, our new best friend: The Pixelstick!
What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.
In 2013, musician Obi Blanche became a passionate Lomographer and photography enthusiast. Since then, he's always been eager to test the latest additions to the roster of Lomography cameras, and one particular camera that caught his attention is the LC-A 120.
What's a sure way to not lose your beloved travel photos? You can bring your instant camera with you! In this article, I'll tell you some of the lomographic moments I collected during my last trip in Cracow.
Seeing cool masked photos on the Lomography site made me want to experiment with the Lomo'Instant. Making masks for the Lomo'Instant is slightly different than that for other Lomo cameras, but the steps in this article should make it easy.
As a child, she would ask her peers to pose for her and photograph them using her mother's camera. That early fascination with cameras has evolved into a lifelong passion. At 25, Mandi K. Smith, the kid from Southern California who spent all her money on film, is now a full-fledged photographer.