5 Great Holga Camera Tutorials for Beginners

Holga-120N-Camera-Black-Front_grandeDid you just get your Holga or have you had one for a while and never really understood how to make the most of the awesome effects you can get with the cameras natural light leaks and add on lenses and filters. We’ve rounded up a five great tutorials for the new or new enthusiast.




1. An Introduction to Holga Photography – PhotoTuts+

I love this article because it discusses a variety of Holga issues as well as how to achieve effects specific to the famous toy camera.


2. Beginners Guide to the Holga

This super cute site has all of the basics you need to learn how to operate your Holga, from loading the film to effectively using light bleeds.


3. 7 Tips for Holga Cameras – Stars for Streetlights

Your natural talent for framing a shot will only get you so far with lomo. This excellent article describes how to take advantage of the unexpected and use your Holga to get the shots you want.


4. A Holga Guide – Lostinthehaze

You got your brand new Holga, but you’re afraid to use it. Follow this guide for complete newbies to understand how it works, penned by ultracool fashion blogger Lostinthehaze.


5. Double Exposure Photography – The Darkroom

Have you gotten the courage up to load up that first roll of film and started shooting some amazing pics? Maybe you’re ready to try something a little more challenging and want to test out this double exposure thing everyone’s talking about. This article has some great tips and inspiration for this really cool technique. Try it out, but beware, it’s addictive.


Excited yet? If you don’t have a Holga already, we recommend getting started with the classic Holga 120n¬†and load it up with our Kodak Portra 400 Film. Do you have a tutorial that you would like to share or is there a resource you found that you would like to recommend to others. Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Shooting!



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2 Responses to “5 Great Holga Camera Tutorials for Beginners”

  1. Pasadena85 October 14, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    the 2nd link is the same as the 1st !

    • Cori October 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

      Thanks for the catch- all fixed now!

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