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Constraints make photography more fun

We went to Goult in Provence on vacation in August and had a great time. While there, we met Bertil Hansson, artist and photographer. We got talking about digital cameras and how they take excellent pictures that can be viewed immediately. I have been sort of bored with taking pictures lately, but Bertil lent me his Holga for a week and I had a really great time with it!

If you didn’t know already, Holga is a medium format plastic camera made in the 80s for middle class chinese. Alas, there is no display, no TTL viewfinder, no autofocus and no exposure metering. The constraints imposed by the Holga was just what I needed to make taking pictures more fun!

Some of my Holga experiments can be found in the flickr album A couple of days with Holga.

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