Holga Visits Injidup

holga camera, injidup beach, lomography, seascape photography

Learn Something New Everyday

Who is Holga when she is in town and why is she visiting Injidup?  Why am I even writing about her?  I bought a Holga camera ages ago and though I had the best of intentions of using it a lot more than I currently do, I just haven’t.   I do though really like the Holga / Lomography look, for some reason it has a real appeal to me.  Maybe its because they create a heavy vignette, perhaps the crazy colours, the heavy noise, the soft focus or just the sheer unpredictability of the camera.

I have been experimenting quite a bit in Photoshop this weekend, on some of my old glamour shots and on my landscapes and its been heaps of fun.  Its good to really stretch ourselves creatively and see what we come up with.

I decided to create a Holga / Lomography look for this photo of Injidup using Photoshop and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.   I know its not for everyone, but I really was just having a tinker around and thought I’d share it with you guys.

When was the last time you sat down and just did some crazy experimeting on your photos?


Jamie Paterson


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  1. Chloe [Photographer] June 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    i want a Holga!! i’ve been looking at getting one
    and i also have lomopgraphy film ,love it <3

    this photo is superb, i love it! i want more

    if you don't want your Holga.. i'll happily take it off your hands and give her a go 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

      Hey Chloe,

      Seems like I’ve struck with you on this one. 🙂 I will start using my Holga more soon. I actually want to start using it on some portraits and see what comes of it.


  2. islandimages June 6, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    I like it, not sure exactly why, but I do!

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

      I’ll take that Tim. Glad you like it. I’m sure the real Holga photo would’ve been more effective.

  3. mervfrench June 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Mate, every shot I take and every image I work is a crazy experiment. 🙂

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

      I thought each one of yours Merv was a work of Fine Art!!!! I still love that rubbish bin shot.


  4. andreagreenphotography June 7, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    It’s fun playing around isn’t it Jamie? I think I try and experiment a bit but I don’t go crazy usually. It is now my must next do thing, I am trying to look at things differently lately so why not look at photoshop even more differently.
    I am getting inspired by all of you guys lately into looking and thinking differently it’s so cool.

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 7, 2011 at 11:09 am #

      Hey Andrea,

      You are right. Its been awesome really stretching myself and I’ve come up with some really awful photos during my experimentation but I’ve also hit some gold I think. Time will tell. 🙂


      • andreagreenphotography June 7, 2011 at 11:17 am #

        Hey that’s all part of the fun Jamie, I’m pretty sure everyone has way more crap than gold, even when they’re not experimenting LOL.

        • jamiepatersonphotography June 7, 2011 at 11:28 am #

          Exactly. Its all about creative experssion isn’t Andrea? Push things to the edge and see what we come up with!


  5. Ben Messina June 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    Nice work Jamie! I like what you’ve done with this one. I bought a holga lens for my 5d mk2 a while back, it works well. Gives the look without the $$$ spent on film:)

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