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Photograph of a dog taken with a Holga

More Holga Dog Shots

Here are a few more photographs taken from the Holga off camera flash shoot I did with my dog, Sassy.

Photograph of a dog taken with a Holga

Photograph of a dog taken with a Holga

Photograph of a dog taken with a Holga

You can read more about this experiment in an earlier blog post I did.

Holga Dog

Holga photo of a dog (Chocolate Labrador Retriever)

This photo of my dog, Sassy, was an experiment in using a Holga plastic camera and an off camera flash (Strobist style). The flash is camera upper right and is shot through a white umbrella and there is a silver reflector camera left to bounce some light back. I was using a Holga 120N which has a hot shoe and the flash was triggered remotely using an Elinchrom Universal Skyport radio trigger. The film stock was Fomapan 100.

What you see here is a crop of the actual negative. I compensated for the viewfinder alignment by composing the dog slightly to the left in the frame but the field of view was just too large and I got a lot more of the surroundings in the photo than I had intended.

Also noticeable is that I am off with the focus. Yes, I know the Holga is supposed to be soft but next time I think I will measure the distance and focus appropriately.

I developed the Fomapan in Kodak HC-110 dilution H. Unfortunately, my negatives were extremely dusty. What you see here has been cleaned up in Lightroom but the dust is baked into the emulsion so next time I will need to do more for dust control. I don’t normally have this problem so I wonder is there something especially soft about the Fomapan emulsion.

Scanning the negatives was not straight forward this time. Because the images are very low key, I couldn’t use the auto-everything exposure mode and had to tweak each scan manually.

Overall, the experiment was an interesting one. I’ll post a few more images from the shoot once I get time to play with the negatives. Next time, I’d like to try the Holga off camera flash with a human subject but the people I know are not as easy to bribe with treats than Sassy is.

By the way, you can see the digital test shots that I took to check the light here .

Sassy Test Shots

Photo of Sassy a chocolate labrador retriever

Here are a few shots of my favorite model, Sassy who was kind of enough to pose for me in return for a few tasty treats. In reality, these photos were test shots I took to see what the light was like from my flash. The main focus of the shoot was to take some B&W shots with a Holga plastic camera using off camera flash. I hope to have the Holga shots developed in a week or so.

Photo of Sassy a chocolate labrador retriever

I was also testing my brand new black sheet as a back drop. My wife picked up a sheet set today at Target for $10 so if anyone needs black pillow cases, let me know 🙂

Blog Post Shoot Outtakes

Was looking through some old photos and found some outtakes from a photo shoot I did for my post called Holgas Tips For The Uninitiated. Thought they might be worth a look.

Holgas Tips For The Uninitiated blog post outtakes

Holgas Tips For The Uninitiated blog post outtakes

Holgas Tips For The Uninitiated blog post outtakes

As you can see, my dog Sassy loves to be in the limelight.