Holga Pinhole Camera
Holga Pinhole Cameras
Holga pinhole models are available in the 120 and 35mm format. Holga pinholes have essentially the same Holga bodies with the lens replaced by a pinhole. This lensless body produces
infinite depth of field, meaning everything in the scene will be reasonably sharp and detailed.
The Holga family of pinhole cameras starts with the Holga 120PC. This is the standard Holga body with a pinhole instead of a lens.
Holga WPC (Wide Angle Panoramic) shoots 120 film in unique panoramic sizes; either 6x9cm or 6x12cm format for a super wide angle view.
Another part of the Holga pinhole family is the Holga 135PC. This camera is modeled after the Holga 135mm camera but without the lens.
© Dave Handler - Holga pinhole image
Finally, there is the Holga 3D Stereo Pinhole camera. This camera shoots two pinhole images per shutter for dual side by side images. These images can then be mounted to view in 3D with a 3D viewer.
The basic principle of pinhole photography is that light passes through a pinhole rather than a lens to expose the film directly. The image on the film will be reversed but the advantage is there is no optical distortion so there is no need to focus and the angle of view is much greater.
Both a tripod and cable release are highly recommended to use with pinhole photography because the exposure times will be much longer than when shooting conventionally.
Since there are no standard exposure times for pinhole photography, a guide with approximate exposure times, to be used as a starting point, is below. The key is to bracket.
(Bracketing is an exposure technique of taking several shots of the same subject with the same framing using different camera settings. Thus having at least 3 exposures of the same image, one slightly under exposed, one exposed with the proper settings and one slightly over exposed.) For pinhole photography, it is necessary to adjust the amount of time each frame is exposed for.
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Holga wide angle pinhole camera image