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Unleash Your Creative Potential: Photography With Holga & Lomography


It’s no secret that we love photography here at The Holga Print Shop. And while some might think that digital is the only way to go, we’re all about embracing the classics. That’s why we’re stoked to partner with Lomography to bring you a guide to photography with Holga and Lomography cameras!

If you’re new to photography, or just want to try something different, a Holga or Lomography camera is a great way to go. These cameras produce cool, retro looks that are perfect for creative expression. Plus, they’re easy to use, so you don’t have to be a pro to get great results.

So if you’re ready to unleash your creative potential, keep reading for our tips on photography with Holga and Lomography cameras!

An Introduction to Holga & Lomography

So you’ve just picked up a Holga camera and are feeling a little intimidated? Or maybe you’re a seasoned pro, but want to learn more about how to use a Holga camera to its full potential?

No matter what your level of experience, this guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to use a Holga camera and unleash your creative potential!

We’ll start with an introduction to the basics of Holga & Lomography photography, then move on to some tips for getting the most out of your camera. Finally, we’ll take a look at some cool ways to style and present your photos. Are you ready to unleash your creative potential? Let’s get started!

Holga photography 120 film lomography

Choosing the Right Film and Camera for the Job

When it comes to choosing the right film and camera for the job, there are so many variables to consider! But with a little bit of know-how, you can unleash your creative potential and achieve some really cool looks.

Let’s start with the film. There are a range of different films to choose from, each with their own unique characteristics. For example, black and white films have a more classic look, while colour negatives produce more vibrant images.

When it comes to the camera itself, there are also a range of options to choose from. The classic Holga camera is made from plastic and has a very lo-fi aesthetic, which can be perfect for creating artful photos.Alternatively, you could try using a Lomo camera for more experimental shots. With its funky colours and light leaks, Lomo photography can produce some really cool results.

Get Creative With Lighting and Lens Filters

When it comes to unleashing your creative potential, using different lighting and lens filters is a great way to start. With a little bit of experimentation, you can create some truly amazing images with your Holga camera!

Here are a few tips to help get you started:

– Try using a flashlight to create interesting light leaks.

– Experiment with coloured lens filters to change the mood or atmosphere of your photos.

– Use a magnifying glass to distort and warp your images in fun and creative ways.

Holga photography sea

Giving Your Photos a Creative Edge With Light Leaks

One of the best things about Holga and Lomography cameras is that they produce some stunning light leaks. If you’re not familiar with light leaks, they’re basically when light escapes through the camera body and causes a streaked or fuzzy effect on your photo.

They can be unpredictable, but that’s part of the fun! Light leaks can give your photos a unique and dreamy look, and they’re really easy to create. Just leave your camera out in the sun for a few minutes, or expose it to bright light sources, and you’ll start to see some light leaks appear.

experiment with different techniques to see what kind of effects you can create. You might be surprised at how creative you can be with light leaks!

Holga photography pillow Piccadilly Circus

Embrace the Unique Plastic Look of Holga

One of the coolest things about Holga is that it’s made of plastic. This gives it a unique look that you just can’t get with any other camera. And not only does it look cool, but it also means that Holga is super light and easy to carry around with you.

So embrace the plastic look! Embrace the light leaks! And most importantly, embrace the creativity that Holga allows you to unleash.

Exploring Creative Possibilities With Holga & Lomography

Now that you know the basics of using your Holga camera, it’s time to explore the creative possibilities! With Holga, you can create some really cool looks, like light leaks and plastic effects. And because it’s a plastic camera, it’s really lightweight and easy to carry around with you. So go out and experiment! Try different films and see what kinds of results you get. Be creative, and have fun!

Holga photography canvas Roy´s Motel


So what are you waiting for? Get thee to a camera shop and purchase a Holga or two—or four, or six. (Really, the more the merrier.) And if you don’t have any 120 film lying around, no worries! You can order it online. Then, head out into the world, and start capturing your creative vision. Remember, the possibilities are endless with a little bit of creativity and a Holga!

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Ready, set….go?

Not many updates during the summer, but we have been working with a couple of upgrades to the shop. We now have a solution for photographers wanting to list their images on Holgaprints!

So if you want to list your photographs we now have opened for a few photographers. Here´s how it works:

  1. You will be registered as a vendor in our shop. You will get your own vendor homepage with every product connected to your account, and every product will be listed in our shop.
  2. Once a week you will get a report of sales the last week. You will also get an report page online.
  3. You decide your income per item. We reccomend about $5 per unframed poster sold for an example, but it is entirely up to you. We will add some fees and our cut and list it at a the price. Our cut will be $1.5-2.
  4. When registered you will have to send your files to us and tell ous which products you want them printed on. You will have to list them as posters and framed posters as a minimum. Other products are completely optional.

If you have not been in touch with us yet, please read this post and register your contact details.

We are still sorting out about payment if this will be automatically or after reaching a threshold.

It is still possible to answer our survey about the price structure here.

Then the tricky part starts – to let everyone know about this shop. Our dream is to make Holgaprints the best Holga/Lomography print shop in the world, containing thousands of photographs. We need everyone´s help to promote this shop and our Instagram account.

We are still in the early stages of this shop, so don´t expect hundreds of sales. We have to build this together!

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Holga photography – we love it!

It all started in London back in 2008 visiting Urban Outfitters in Oxford Street. This strange, plastic camera using medium format film. On the other hand, I had two professional DSLR-cameras. Although I bought it, and never looked back and now I have three of them. I love Holga photography!

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What do we think? What do we want?

Thank you for your interest in The Holga Print Shop. I will try to explain a few things about my idea, dream, thoughts and experience.

First of all: I love Holga photography, and Lomography. But Holga is my favorite – and I think there is a market potential for prints and products with these characteristic photographs worldwide. And I have not found a good marketplace for this kind of photography yet. So I made one.

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