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Holga and the sunny and cloudy switch

Holga and the sunny and cloudy switch

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Film | 6 comments

Okay it took me some time to figure this one out. Turnout that there’re Holga’s with a working sunny/cloudy switch and there’re Holga’s where it doesn’t change the F-stop at all. The rule to this is actually fairly simple, if you have a glass lens Holga (the GN) you really do have 2 F-stop settings, the plastic lens...

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Holgaroid and light metering

Holgaroid and light metering

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Film | 4 comments

(Update 22-04-2013: The article bellow describes using the back with the GN glass lens Holga) Yesterday I finally got my Holgaroid back in the mail, it traveled all the way from Hong Kong to my doorstep in The Netherlands. Opening the box it came with the back (without film) and a diopter lens to correct for the new film plane distance as with the instant...

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Van Dyke Brown

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in Film | 4 comments

A Van Dyke Brown or vdb print is a contact print technique  not unlike the better know Cyanotype. Unlike the  Cyanotype the Van Dyke Brown print produces a brown (actually more Sepia like) print. I always had an interest in old photography techniques but never really dove into to them in detail. When reading and researching about wet plate photography...

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How to Calculate Flash Exposure

How to Calculate Flash Exposure

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in Film | 2 comments

It sounds pretty scary but it’s actually not that complicated if you have the manual of your flash/camera (or know how to Google). So what are the ingredients? It’s a simple division, lets get started. Guide Number The Guide Number of your flash unit or build in camera flash denotes it’s power at a given ISO. Lets take a build-in camera...

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Film Chemicals and HC-110

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Film | 2 comments

Yesterday I wrote a post on the virtues of shooting film and tips on getting started with black and white film development. Today I stumbled on a very nice Screencast and post on FeelingNegative giving you a general primer on chemicals. If you’re tempted to dive into the process I advice you check it out....

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Develop black and white film

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Film | 1 comment

The last couple of months I’ve complete emerged my self into film photography. After wanting to do it for years but always dismissing it as being to cumbersome. What I actually ment was too daunting. Deep inside I knew I had to do it as it is an important step in the learning processes. No wonder I waited so long with giving it a try, I made it sound...

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