Some Holga effect questions and such.
What is the Holga effect?
It is an effect that closely mimics the Holga, a medium format 120 film toy camera.
How did it start? Where and when?
The Holga was created in 1981 in China. It was made by T. M. Lee to provide a cheap camera to the working-class in China.
What are the basic identifying characteristics of a photo applied with the Holga effect?
The contrast seems to be a little higher, the blacks a little darker, and it is supposed to look soft and dream-like.
Give a link from the Internet where group of people are talking and sharing about this photography effect.
And some pictures with some Lightroom Holga presets. The presets were a bit too grainy for me so I pulled up the luminance noise reduction bar and pulled down the grainy bar.