World Toy Camera Day shots

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  1. doobs

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    Just got my lazy ass into the darkroom last night and developed these. I only got around to printing these few.

    All were shot on a Holga 120N with Ilford HP5+ developed in Xtol 1:1 and pushed one stop. They were printed on Ilford Multigrade VC RC Pearl.

    Toy camera fans, tell me what you think!

    1. A friend of mine, double exposure.
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    2. Self portrait, double exposure.
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    3. No smoking dogs allowed! Double exposure.
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    4. Trees. Double exposure.
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    5. Some pipes, double exposure.
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    6. Patrick, Myself, and Misty. Finally, not a double exposure, lol.
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    I kinda went double exposure crazy.
    I blame the scanner for crooked pictures.
     
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    oh how i love my holga....
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Not bad, Doobs, not bad. It still amazes me to think that these cheap cameras, ones the pros wouldn't have even laughed at a few years ago, have good artsy qualities. Maybe I should get one myself...

    Does it make a 6x6 negative?
     
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    The newer 120N comes with a 6x6 mask and a 6x4.5 mask. The older ones come with a 6x4.5 mask only.

    The pictures aren't really breathtaking or anything, but it's really fun to shoot toy cameras.

    I picked one of these up for 30 bucks and I've loved it since.

    EDIT: Now that I look at these shots, the blacks don't look so black and the pictures look a little dark. However it's probably this terrible computer screen. I'll check it on another screen later. How do the pictures look to you guys?
     
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    I don't see many dark blacks, either. From what I've seen of Holga shots, they're very light on the contrast. Is that a fair generalization?
     
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    I suppose, but I pushed the development and the prints came out very good. So I blame the scanner.

    But that generalization seems fair. I have seen many Holga shots with out dark blacks.

    EDIT: I am using an older CRT so I'm guessing that it looks even less black for you guys. Perhaps I'll hop on the other computer later and fix em up.
     

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