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See what you can do with your Holga when you DON'T use the 12 or 16 mask. It's naked, leaky, and overlapping fun. I have been using my Holga without either the 12 or 16 frame mask and have been getting some really nice results. I love the exaggerated vignetting and light leaks that occurred on every picture. These pictures all came from The Art of Waiting roll from September 2010, shot on Fuji Velvia.

I also got some really nice overlapping pictures. I don’t remember if these were intentional or not. Here’s one example.

The two shots just bleed right into each other. Here are the shots separately. I don’t think they are nearly as interesting.

Here are a few more overlapped shots shown together and then single.

Unlike the first example, I think these two pictures stand well on their own.

This was on the end of the roll. The shot on the left is pretty underexposed so it doesn’t stand well on it’s own.

Here is my favorite overlap on the roll…

…and the two pictures separately, which I think are well by themselves.

I love happy little accidents. I’m going to have it printed and see what it looks like ‘for real’. You should give it a try! Go ahead, unmask your Holga and see what you can capture.

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written by ipdegirl

9 comments

  1. deedeet

    deedeet

    i love the way holga leaks :), did you use any duck tape on it?

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  2. jeffr

    jeffr

    nice!

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  3. emilios

    emilios

    This is great. And honestly i've always been shooting without it. Great results

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  4. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    Nope, no duct tape deedeet

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  5. psychicd

    psychicd

    never tried it before but i do want to try it..

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  6. carlota_nonnumquam

    carlota_nonnumquam

    My Holga doesn't leak :( and I always use it unmasked :(

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  7. tonysykes

    tonysykes

    How do you wind your film, do you follow the numbers meant for the 12 mask or do you just guess it? I've been tempted to try this out once i'm done with my current roll.

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  8. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    Yes @tonysykes...I just follow the numbers on the roll. If I want to intentionally overlap, then I just use them as a rough guide. Good luck!

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  9. tonysykes

    tonysykes

    Cheers I shall try that with my next roll. I know the first roll i did I used the wrong mask and all the photos otherlapped, still looked sweet. Thanks for your advice.

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