Saturday, 29 May 2010


One weekend while the boy was at work, I got up early and went for a walk around Spitalfields
I love the east end of London and I have spent a lot of my spare time wandering around this part of town, taking photo's and watching the world go by.

On this particular adventure I took my DSLR and my holga. This was my first time using a holga and I was very nervous. I read the instructions over and over and finally plucked up the courage to take the first photo. For a toy camera, I did not think I would be so intimidated,but I was. I am not sure if it was the uncertainty of the results or the anticipation and the wait to get the results but either way I was nervous.

Once I started taking photo's, I calmed down a little and got swept up in my eagerness to get some good shots and the anticipation of the results. Being a film based camera, I had the joy of taking my rolls of film to a shop to be developed and the long wait to see the results. While it was a little frustrating having to wait for results, I loved the old feeling. It was partly this process that made me fall in love with manual photography in the first place.

What do you guys think?
I am pleasantly surprised by the results.  I was expecting them to be awful but I am hoping with a bit or practise and some hints and tips from holga users I should be able to get some good result.