March 25, 2010

Entering Holgaland

Friends, I think I am entering Holgaland. I have lately been dissatisfied with my Nikon point-and-shoot and even my iPhone isn't taking the pictures I want. I want to introduce a level of reality mixed elements of artistry and creativity. Basically bring a little more life and originality to the pictures I take. I like the unpredictability of a Holga (and it has the coolest name - so pretty and Scandinavian-sounding) as well as its excellent price point! In an ideal world (someday), I would be able to afford an SLR, but for now I think this Holga camera could be a cool experiment and a chance for me to flex my creative muscles in a new way.

I found a Holga starter kit online for $60, but I would love any advice (good places to purchase Holgas and accessories, general tips for first-time users, anecdotes from your Holga experiences, etc) that Holga users would be willing to share!

Image found here.


  1. hey!!! Urban Outfitters carries some Holga accessories and kits... as well as film stuff and fun trendy straps and paper!

  2. Martin just bought me a Holga for Valentine's Day and I love it! It's really fun! Here is a great site for accessories and a little lomo community: ! I think you'll love the Holga! xo

  3. I got mine as a gift. While developing the film can be tricky (so few places do it!), it's very much worth it.

  4. is great, go with them! They're experts, have advice and photos and everything you could need. I got a Diana last year and use for the community all the time now!

    Can't wait to see your holga photos!

  5. it's so classic looking* and I've heard good things about them. I say, go for it!
    cute blog!

  6. I have seen a bunch at Urban Outfitters. I just like to pick them up and look at the packages, lusting :)


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