First National Bldg, Ann Arbor

First National Bldg, Ann Arbor
[Taken 16 October 2010 | modified Holga 120N | f/cloudy (~f/8)]

Finally mastered the Holgamod light leaks with gaffer’s tape! See more on Flickr.

(Note: I scanned these while still in their nifty negative storage sleeve, so I picked up a lot of dust and cat hair and other indignities, of which I only removed the most offensive. If I ever decide to print them, I’ll rescan, but not until.)

Mustang

Mustang
[Taken 12 June 2010 | modified Holga 120N | f/cloudy (~f/8) | ISO 100]

Seen during the Waterville Community Garage Sale, 12 June 2010.

Although it’s not visible in this photo, the annoying light leak made a reappearance in many of the frames I shot. Light leaks are not one of the aspects of Holgas (and toy cameras in general) that I find endearing, so I’ve ordered some gaffers’ tape to seal the seams for my next roll.

W Washington St, Ann Arbor

W Washington St, Ann Arbor
[Taken 22 May 2010 | Holgamod | f/sunny (~f/11) | ISO 160]

This was one of my favorite shots from the recent Holgamod test roll. Aaron bought me my modified Holga for Christmas, and I never got around to testing it until last weekend. I expect that I’ll post in depth about it once I get another roll or two through it, just to get a feel for its little quirks and sweet spots.

I got my film developed locally, at Taylor Photo, as I’ve had one two too many rolls of film lost in the mail from mail-order shops online. The owner is a friendly and personable guy who knows photography (and also develops black and white!).

Once I get some anti-Newton ring glass for my scanner, I’ll save money by paying for processing only — no prints. Even with paying for prints, though, it’s likely that I’ll be burning through my stash of freezer-stored film a lot quicker than I’d expected.