I finally picked up the processed photos from the first roll out of my new Holga! As was expected, not all of them are hits, but I suppose the only way to learn a new camera is to keep using it. The few that worked are quite lovely!
First two shots! This was taken in the courtyard of our unit – I love the leaves on this tree, they are the most lovely rusty colours. The second exposure is the grass and bush with small pink flowers.
So, I’ve learnt a few things with this first roll:
• Put the batteries in before the film so I can use the damn flash!
• I’m clicking too far when advancing the film (I think that’s why there’s that dead space on the right).
• Use the flash when taking photos in low light (unless it’s at night time and I’m taking a long exposure on the Bulb setting).
• Tape the Bulb-Normal switch if I want it to stay on Normal. It tends to slide over.
• Only get the negatives developed at the shop – it cost me $24.95 for negs, a disc of scanned negs and one set of prints! I can scan negatives on my Epson scanner, and I don’t mind doing it myself if I can save money.