holga experiments

Last Saturday I received a package from Hong Kong with a Holga lens for my Panasonic Lumix G3 digital camera. I thought I would see what the plastic 25 mm lens could do. It has a fixed f8 aperture and minimal focusing capabilities. The photographs ended up being sharper than I expected. It was kind of fun and I will definitely try it again. Next time I will add the wide angle adapter that I have for my Holga film camera to see what kind of images the hi-fi camera with lo-fi lens can make.

city hall

branches

san luis obispo library

bird house

waves

waves.

 

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In looking back on my recently completed Project 365, I saw that my more successful photographs and the ones i liked the most were in black and white. I think that I like the classic texture, line and shape focus of black and white photography.

So to try to move myself forward in 2013, I am going to do a photo a week in color. I will still take and post black and white photographs here, but for the next year there will be at least one color photograph posted each week, too.