Yelena: Holga Style

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography, Portraiture by daybf on February 27, 2013

I took photos of my friend Yelena quite awhile ago, but I recently uncovered these Holga photos from the same shoot. We went to Arana Gulch in Santa Cruz for a nice open field to take portraits in. I like how long it takes me to finish and develop rolls of film, because every roll ends up being a surprise! Check out the original photoshoot here.

Yelena is a super talented designer, so check out her graphic design and illustration work.

The “you don’t say…” look:

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SFMOMA: Holga Style

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography by daybf on February 18, 2013

Last August I went and saw a great Cindy Sherman exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with a few friends and brought my Holga along. These were taken inside and outside of the museum. 
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My favorite is looking up towards the SFMOMA’s unique ceiling/roof.

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Año Nuevo: Holga Style

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Nature, Photography by daybf on February 13, 2013

Last March my family and I went and saw the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park for the first time. Of course I have a million pictures from that trip with my “real” camera that I never edited or shared. It’s practically a year later and it took a random roll of Holga film to remind me of those forgotten photos. Someday they will make an appearance as well, but for now here’s Holga’s take on the trip. Since my Holga has such a point of view, I suddenly think that it needs a name…you know, like people name their cars (my car=Roxy). I’ll have to give it some thought…

This sequence of photos is exactly how they appear on the roll of film. All the overlap actually worked out nicely:
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I love how the elephant seals just flop about. Pick a spot, flop down, and sleeeeeeeeeep.
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Greyhound Rock: Holga Style…again.

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography by daybf on February 12, 2013

It’s difficult NOT to photograph Greyhound Rock (my favorite beach off highway 1) whenever I go. I’ve captured the beach with my Holga before and had more shots on my recent rolls of film.

Here’s the rock in all of its glory with a flash of blue (blue filter covering flash). 
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Lake Geneva: Holga Style

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Nature, Photography, Travel by daybf on February 6, 2013

I had 2 rolls from my Holga developed recently! I’m still working on perfecting the scanning process-it’s so tedious!

This time around I used a different brand of 120mm film, which must only be compatible with 12 exposures, because when I did 16 they all overlapped. I like the imperfections from using a Holga, so I really don’t mind the unexpected effect. The owner at the camera shop actually tried to give me advice on how to win
d the camera, thinking that I didn’t wind far enough each time.

These 2 photos are from last November when I visited my grandparents’ cottage on Lake Geneva in Delavan, Wisconsin. I think they truly embody the mood of that lazy Fall afternoon. 
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Quad Cam: Mimosa Giggles

Posted in 35mm, Action, Film, Photography, Portraiture by daybf on October 21, 2012

Reminiscing girl time with Rebecca. She used to be my closest geographical friend (like 7 min away) but now lives out in Lindsay (3 1/2 hour drive) so we see each other every few months. Back in February Rebecca visited for a weekend and we planned a much needed ladies day out: brunch/mimosas at Kianti’s and The Vow. By the way, was anyone else slightly disappointed by The Vow? Maybe all the pre Valentine’s Day hype put a damper on it.

As seen through my quad cam:
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Greyhound Rock: Holga Style

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography by daybf on October 17, 2012

I’m on a total film kick ever since I started scanning my Holga 120mm rolls from the last 2 years. Today I’m showcasing photos from my favorite beach off of Highway 1: Greyhound Rock. This particular outing was accompanied by my good friend Sarah who I’ve known since way back when-high school circa 2002. I just realized that we must have met around this time a decade ago. Wow.

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Quad Cam: Colorful Abstractions

Posted in 35mm, Film, Photography by daybf on October 11, 2012

With cheap plastic film cameras come plenty of mistakes. The four lens camera that I recently posted photos from in Summertime Joy Still Upon Us also created all of these colorful abstract shots. I do recall accidentally triggering the shutter from inside my purse on several occasions…In any case, random mistakes make for interesting images, even if they are of nothing in particular.

Return of my Mighty Holga!

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography, Travel by daybf on October 9, 2012

In the past I’ve had my Holga 120mm film rolls developed and scanned at the same time from Bay Photo Lab in Santa Cruz. Early this year they stopped processing film altogether, so I had my film developed at Foto Express in downtown San Jose, but opted out paying for digital scans. I decided to invest in a film negative scanner so I can do my own film scans and hopefully scan old slides my family has as well.

The fun thing about my Holga is I don’t take photos with it often, so 1 roll can contain photos from a whole range of events. This first batch of scans are from the same roll but contain images from my first NFL game (Raiders vs. The Bears), a trip to Seattle last February, a local beach outing, and my coworker/friend Ari and I at First Friday in Santa Cruz.

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Can you spy the double exposure? ^ 
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From this same roll I also have images from Christmas (2011) and New Years Eve that I’ll be posting in the future!

Quad Cam: Summertime Joy Still Upon Us

Posted in 35mm, Film, Photography by daybf on October 4, 2012

Summer has come and gone, but here in California October has only given us hotter weather. Here are some fun beach photos to commemorate that happy summer feeling that has drawn out through this Fall.

These photos were taken with my little 35mm quad camera. It has 4 lenses similar to this which takes 4 pictures in 1 second with 1 click of the shutter. So you end up with 4 images on each negative.

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