*holga history & lightroom effect = classwork

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.
CLANK

Give two examples of Holga photograph done by others.
BANG & BOOM

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.

[ click for full-sized images ]
holga queen

holga with a side of pancake

holga in blue

holga virgin

holga 2011

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picture examples and info
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presets

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