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.)
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.
[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.