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I asked members whether or not we should accept digital images made with the Holga lens and the response was very clear.

So, we will not accept digital images for the gallery. This policy is not meant to exclude anyone, but to preserve what we feel to be an important part of the Holga experience, which is the analog response of film.

I am happy to say that there are many places on DA to share digital photography, so no one need feel left out. Also, thank you to all members who responded.

:iconrkhobbs: RKHobbs :coffeecup:
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After9pm Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
digital looks way too clean...it's just picture with vignette... you are missing multi-exposure... so what is the point? same as decaf coffe...why bother? keep the real HOLGA alive!!! :)
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momentspause Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The place will now be here then:
#DigitalHolga
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I created this group for photography using Holga lenses mounted on DSLRs. While I started with film, I never had the pleasure of shooting with Holgas. I was given a Holga lens designed for a DSLR mount this year as a present and have been amazed at the remarkable look it produces. Everyone is welcome to come and view and constructive comments are always welcomed. Thanks!
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RKHobbs Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I'm glad you set that up. The images look great.
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momentspause Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. I certainly appreciate the compliment - holga work has such fascinating potential, and I certainly appreciate how it looks on film. Thank YOU for moderating your terrific group and I hope you and your members come by and share comments and critiques.

Sincerely,

M.
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richardldixon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
very mean spirited not at all what i would expect from this type of club :(

i use the Holga lens on my DSLR only had it a week and thought this would be a good group :(
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Ladylatina Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No harsh feelings, man: it would be nice if instead you create a group about that new branch of photography, so we pass by and send you feedback, don't you think? :)
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altergromit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: :iconholgaplz: :heart:
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weltengang Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
i totally missed the question but yes, digital holgas are no real holgas - as you wrote.
iphone holgas are also no holgas.
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Oogymcgloogy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Long live analog!
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atomagezodiac308 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to hear!

I'm not against digital Holga, but it certainly has it's place and it's not here.
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