I’ve seen the Holga WPC very often but I always decided against getting it because I just don’t like using tripods. Eventually, I just had to have it so I bought one!
Shooting the first roll, I used a Gorillapod. That worked just fine and the camera and could be easily transported in a cotton bag together with the tripod. Because the weather was so dull, I used an 100 ISO SW-Film, I exposed it as instructed on the Holga’s back – in 6×12 format.
For the second film I wanted to take a redscale photographs. So I put the mask for the 6×9 format and the Lomography 50-200 Redscale in the Holga and exposed it at about ISO 25. I’ve calculated only roughly with the information on the back of the Holga – converted to ISO 25 – you should expose about 7-9 seconds in sunny weather and ISO 100. That meant for me, at ISO 50 you would have to expose about 14-18 seconds and then about 28-36 at ISO 25. This has fortunately worked fine so far, but see for yourself the results of the second film for which I used an older tripod that I could extend further.
The only thing I should still heed is that I need to get closer! Because the camera is literally WIDE, I still have to master the distance to get good shots. I’m already looking forward to using it more in both formats, although I prefer the 6×12.