My first try using a Holga and some sprinkled in shots with a Rollei 35. Kodak Portra 400 all. Today is the my deceased daughter ‘s birthday. A very hard day.
This was an interesting week for me photography wise. It started with my respectful post on a Fuji XT2 website about frustration with in-camera .jpg images. I said that because of it I shoot mainly Acros film simulation. World War III ensued. I ended up getting attacked by a guy who could not understand why if I liked the black and white and because the black and white are colors, I could assert I did not like Fuji colors. An invective laced row developed between the members that I tried to put a stop to but I ended up just leaving the page. Film people don’t do that. The “color guy’s” FB page by the way contains only images of his forte’ — perfect naked women with derrieres resembling fresh eggs and nary a facial hair or acne showing. I prefer nudes with acne. Were it not for some friends and the Film Shooter’s Collective I would leave the cowboy world of Facebook.
My second “adventure” occurred at a carnival in town. I was practicing panning on a carousel. I had never used this technique before. One of my accompanying photo friends warned me later he had been questioned by the police looking for a “guy in a white shirt” (me) supposedly photographing two girls. I did not even know the two girls were there. I was too busy screwing up the panning shots. I asked John if he would change shirts with me. He said no. From then on I stayed in the shadows and avoided the cops. I have posted yet another bad image as evidence. If my posts disappear I am in chains. Please submit this as Exhibit A. I was only being a bad photographer, honest!
Finally, the Holga. I got this for a few bucks and decided to try it. My first foray exaggerated my dominant trait — absent-mindedness. Unintended double exposures resulted. I used 400 film and followed the directions to not shoot into the sun. Most of the images were horribly underexposed, the meter was likely overwhelmed by the bright morning sun behind me. I ended up with 3 usable images, not good ones. Many of the images were marred by massive light leaks including one here that unfortunately would have been the best of the gnarly lot. I’ll try it again. Will probably use 100 film next time. Any suggestions on use of this camera would be appreciated. I’ll tape the seams on the back next time.