- Published on Monday, March 26 2012 20:31
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- Published on Thursday, February 27 2014 20:22
Most professsional photographers today use high end digital camera technology and software to produce the quality we've come to expect. There are also many hard core photographers that still use film and darkroom developing to produce the finest pictures. But many photographers have a secret passion they give in to that helps them create unusual artistic pieces. Its a camera called a Holga.
Created in China in the early 80s, it was originally meant for the working-class to take family pictures. The Holga's simple design and inexpensive plastic construction classify it as a toy camera priced less than $50. But this same simplicty causes serendipitous flaws like soft focus, uncontrolable vignetting and peculiar light leaks in the images that challenge the artistic values and creative choices of the photographer.
The Holga's aperture settings consist of two positions, sunny and cloudy, which are approximatly f11 and f8, and only one shutter speed around 1/100 of second. Originally designed to use 120 film many modifications are available for other film sizes and special effects. You can even replace the lens with a pin hole to make it a "Pinholga" camera.
So for some artistic inspiration or maybe a first camera to keep a young child's interest while you are on a shoot, the Holga is an inexpensive way to experiment in photography. Then who knows, you may join the following of the Holga.
- Published on Friday, February 14 2014 05:36
We spend a lot of time here telling you about our gifts and t-shirt designs at our Cafepress Store. But we don't want you to forget our Wizard's Touch online photo print store where you can find highest quality prints and posters of our designs. This is also where our clients go to order prints from their wedding and other events. Some of our best photography can be found here; including our popular Eagles of the Mississppi River series.
- Published on Tuesday, January 14 2014 19:40
This Valentine's Day we have selected a few of our designs with special meaning for lovers and put them in a section in our store. The designs in this section are at special low prices for the season.