Yay! It arrived yesterday and I’m still unpacking it! My Holga Lomo camera kit came! I’m so excited, but I don’t know if I loaded the film correctly. I might have loaded it upside down! Is that possible? Yikes! It has seriously been so long since I’ve loaded film into a camera! Isn’t that weird!?!
It totally cracks me up that they include black electrician’s tape in every kit! Because apparently some of the light leaks can be bad, so you have to tape it shut!!! haha. That just makes me chuckle.
So the Holga starter kit comes with everything you need: the camera with multicolor flash, film, batteries, a cool book, a strap for your camera, a plastic thing to change the format, the electrician’s tape, an instruction booklet and a cool poster. The packaging is also really cool, so if you are anything like me, you will want to save the box. Or am I the only one who would save the packaging??? heh.
I’ve taken two photos so far. One of my mom, one of this cabinet thing. I accidentally advanced the film too far, so I missed one exposure. I wasn’t sure if it was working or if I had advanced the film far enough, but I guess I went over the mark! I sort of feel like I’m 10-years-old again with my first camera…which really wasn’t too much unlike this one! It was some cheap, plastic camera from somewhere. I probably still have it around here somewhere! But, that is what sparked my love for photography. I remember taking a photograph of a waterfall and entering it into the Clark County Fair contest all those years ago and I won a prize for it! I might have been the only one who entered! haha. No, not really. Fairs are quite popular around here.
So, I can’t sit here and write about my Holga camera anymore. I need to go check it out. It is a little bit bigger than I had anticipated, but it is nice and lightweight. The only thing I need is one of those straps so you can keep the lens cap attached to the camera once you take the cap off the lens. Then I should be good to go!
Oh, I almost forgot. The price. I bought mine through amazon.com and the price was around $50 for the entire kit which I didn’t think was too bad. I know $50 is a lot of money, but I think it will be worth it.
P.S. Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about with Lomo and Holga and all this photography junk, please see the video series and attached post on this other page. Thanks!