Learning About Lomography and Holga Cameras
Lomography is a method of taking photos that produces a soft focus and bright, oversaturated colors, as seen with classic LOMO brand cameras. Holga and Lomography cameras are 35mm cameras with durable plastic casings. Using Holga cameras for black-and-white photography is common because aperture settings are very basic, which is what makes them an excellent option for Lomography.
Holga Camera Features
Holga film cameras offer you the option to push film to make up for its short exposure time. Holga cameras for panorama and other professional techniques are available, but most are basic point-and-shoot models not intended for advanced photography. Medium format film cameras from Holga feature higher ISO and achieve the best results in low-light situations. Some Holga and Lomography cameras lack a viewfinder, allow light to leak in, and have hard plastic bodies, but these aren't cosmetic flaws. In fact, the classic plastic body and light leaks are a draw for die-hard LOMO fans. The slight overexposure caused by the structural abnormalities achieves a vintage style that's considered a type of rebuke against formal or perfected photos.
Other Types of Lomography Cameras
Photographers buy Lomography instant cameras for their basic make and use, as well as immediate results. A pinhole camera is a simply built Lomography camera that houses film in a lightproof box and uses a small hole instead of a lens. Lomography fish-eye cameras give a 170-degree view of landscapes on basic 35mm film. For more lighting and contrast control, some Holga cameras may have hot shoes that hold electronic flash accessories.
B&H Photo and Video carries Holga, pinhole, and a variety of other Lomography cameras and accessories to increase your artistic photo opportunities. Find carrying cases, roll and instant film, electronic flash equipment, and smartphone film scanners to get the most from your Holga and Lomography camera.