Hack your Holga

November 2, 2013

with Tammy Cromer-Campbell at her studio

Longview, TX


WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

• Learn the peculiarities, eccentricities, operation and special characteristics of the Holga.

• Convert a Holga from its 120mm format to 35mm format and attach a cable release.

• Learn 3 different ways to make the Holga do closer focusing.

• Opportunity to exhibit your images on the official Holga website.

• Receive a Holga 120N model camera (a $30 value) as part of the workshop.

• The Workshop will be held at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY during the Holga Out of the Box Competition Exhibitjuried by Ted Orland.


In the high tech world of digital imaging, why in the world would anyone want to photograph with a Holga camera that uses “archaic” film? Perhaps because of the plastic lens which provides soft focus, ethereal effects. Maybe for the vignetted edges that add darkness and intrigue to many images, and perhaps for the light streaks which add surprise and serendipity. The randomness of the camera’s effects keep you wanting to make more images to see what the camera gives you. Yes, sometimes the images feel like gifts. This workshop, held in conjunction with the exhibit Holga Inspire, is unique: it will clearly show you how to use the Holga, and also show you how to modify it to get results that you want it to do.


Holga Limited, a company of the Universal Electronics Industries Group, which makes the Holga, is providing a Holga 120N camera for each student and the opportunity to exhibit images taken during the workshop on the Holga Inspire web page. Holga Limited and Holga Inspire are the official sponsors for this event.


After discussing the basics of camera operation, the camera’s unique characteristics, film loading, and exposure control (limited, part of Holga’s charm), Tammy will show you how to modify and test a Holga for closer focusing, how to adapt the Holga to 35mm use, and how to attach a cable release. Tammy will show some of her work, including images from her Holga book Fruit of the Orchard.


Bio:

Tammy Cromer-Campbell is an award winning American photographer best known for her work as a social documentary photographer and speaker. Cromer-Campbell received her Associates of Applied Arts degree in commercial photography from Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas under the direction of O. Rufus Lovett. She continued her education by taking workshops from the masters in photography, such as Arnold Newman, Ruth Bernhard, Michael Kenna, Keith Carter, John Sexton, and others. The University of North Texas Press published, Fruit of the Orchard/Environmental Justice in East Texas in 2006. She’s received many honors and awards including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant, in 1999, for Fruit of the Orchard. Her work’s included in public and private collections internationally such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museet for Fotocunst, Belgium, and others. Fruit of the Orchard won a 1st Place under entertainment and culture in the Green Dot Awards and Cromer-Campbell is a 2009 National Women's History Project Honoree for the Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet. Her work is one of the 10 masters featured on the Holga Inspire website http://www.holgainspire.com


Here's what we will do.

9AM –10AM  Introductions. 

There will be 60 minute, introductory lecture that will give

everyone an overall understanding of how the Holga works.

TCC will show her award winning body of work, Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas produced with Holga

Examples of work from various photographers will be

showcased to demonstrate the versatility of the camera.

Advice and tips for the novice Holga user will be discussed.


10AM –11AM  Hands-on demonstration on how to

temporarily modify Holga cameras to use 35mm film.  We will

go over how to load and unload 35 mm film in a changing bag,

and how to load and unload 120 film.


11AM - Noon Photograph downtown


Noon – 1PM     Lunch

 

1PM – 1:45PM Tammy will go over her work pointing out the different modifications done with the Holgas.


Show how to do a closer focusing modification with a non-fixed method using a step ring and micro lenses.


Create a larger aperture while lessening your depth of field. Finally, demonstrate how to attach a cable release to Holga N.


Modify the Holga for closer focusing using a permanent modification (bring extra camera, micro screw drivers, a loupe, and a changing bag, one will be on hand for all to use.)

 

3:30PM – 4:30PM  Explore downtown Longview and other local streets photographing with your modified Holga cameras. 

 

4:30-5PM  Final thoughts and review.

 


COST:

$100, which includes a Holga 120N camera.

Pay online at http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=tccphoto and click on 2013 Hack Your Holga Workshop

Enrollment is limited to 15 students.


Sign Up for the 2013 Hack Your Holga Workshop:


Name:________________________________________________________________


Address:______________________________________________________________


State:_________________________________________Zip:_____________________


Email:_________________________________________________________________


Please send this form and your check to:


TCC PHOTO | GALLERY

207 N. Center St.

Longview, TX 75601

or email to

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Soho Photo Gallery

15 White Street, New York, NY 10013, 212.226.8571


Hack your Holga

Holga Inspire Half-Day Workshop March 10, 2012

with Tammy Cromer-Campbell


WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

• Learn the peculiarities, eccentricities, operation and special characteristics of the Holga.

• Convert a Holga from its 120mm format to 35mm format and attach a cable release.

• Learn 3 different ways to make the Holga do closer focusing.

• Opportunity to exhibit your images on the official Holga website.

• Receive a Holga 120N model camera (a $30 value) as part of the workshop.


In the high tech world of digital imaging, why in the world would anyone want to photograph with a Holga camera that uses “archaic” film? Perhaps because of the plastic lens which provides soft focus, ethereal effects. Maybe for the vignetted edges that add darkness and intrigue to many images, and perhaps for the light streaks which add surprise and serendipity. The randomness of the camera’s effects keep you wanting to make more images to see what the camera gives you. Yes, sometimes the images feel like gifts. This workshop, held in conjunction with the exhibit Holga Inspire, is unique: it will clearly show you how to use the Holga, and also show you how to modify it to get results that you want it to do.


Holga Limited, a company of the Universal Electronics Industries Group, which makes the Holga, is providing a Holga 120N camera for each student and the opportunity to exhibit images taken during the workshop on the Holga Inspire web page. After discussing the basics of camera operation, the camera’s unique characteristics, film loading, and exposure control (limited, part of Holga’s charm), Tammy will show you how to modify and test a Holga for closer focusing, how to adapt the Holga to 35mm use, and how to attach a cable release. Tammy will show some of her work, including images from her Holga book Fruit of the Orchard.


Bio:

Tammy Cromer-Campbell is an award winning American photographer best known for her work as a social documentary photographer and speaker. Cromer-Campbell received her Associates of Applied Arts degree in commercial photography from Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas under the direction of O. Rufus Lovett. She continued her education by taking workshops from the masters in photography, such as Arnold Newman, Ruth Bernhard, Michael Kenna, Keith Carter, John Sexton, and others. The University of North Texas Press published, Fruit of the Orchard/Environmental Justice in East Texas in 2006. She’s received many honors and awards including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant, in 1999, for Fruit of the Orchard. Her work’s included in public and private collections internationally such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museet for Fotocunst, Belgium, and others. Fruit of the Orchard won a 1st Place under entertainment and culture in the Green Dot Awards and Cromer-Campbell is a 2009 National Women's History Project Honoree for the Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet. Her work is one of the 10 masters featured on the Holga Inspire website http://www.holgainspire.com


COST: $100, which includes a Holga 120N camera.

Pay by check and mail to TCC PHOTO |GALLERY OR online at http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=tccphoto and click on Hack Your Holga

Enrollment is limited to 15 students.


Download the sign up sheet here to mail or email back to me:

doc https://tccphoto.com/Hack.doc or pdf http://www.tcchoto.com/Hack.pdf



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FAHEY BODELL

UMBRELLA ARTS

317 EAST 9TH ST NYC 10003 212.505.7196


Holga Inspire One-Day Workshop with Tammy Cromer-Campbell

January 16 & 17, 2010 • Umbrella Arts Gallery


WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

• Learn the peculiarities, eccentricities, operation and special characteristics of the Holga.

• Convert a Holga from its 120mm format to 35mm format and attach a cable release.

• Make the Holga a close focusing camera (20 inches) for shooting unique close up images.

• See and discuss the Holga Inspire exhibit at Umbrella Arts, along with other work by the instructor.

• Shooting field trip with the Holga, modified and regular models.

• Opportunity to exhibit your images on the offi cial Holga website.

• Receive a Holga 120N model camera (a $30 value) as part of the workshop.


In the high tech world of digital imaging, why in the world would anyone want to photograph with a Holga camera that uses “archaic” film? Perhaps because of the plastic lens which provides soft focus, ethereal effects. Perhaps for the vignetted edges that add darkness and intrigue to many images, and perhaps for the light streaks which add surprise and serendipity. The randomness of the camera’s effects keep you wanting to make more images to see what the camera gives you. Yes, sometimes the images feel like gifts. This workshop, held in conjunction with the exhibit Holga Inspire, is unique: it will clearly show you how to use the Holga, and also show you how to modify it to get results unlike all other users of this amazing camera.


Holga Limited, a company of the Universal Electronics Industries Group, which makes the Holga, is providing a Holga 120N camera for each student and the opportunity to exhibit images taken during the workshop on the Holga Inspire web page. After discussing the basics of camera operation, the camera’s unique characteristics, film loading, and exposure control (limited, part of Holga’s charm), Tammy will show you how to modify and test a Holga for closer focusing, how to adapt the Holga to 35mm use, and how to attach a cable release. Depending on the weather, participants will explore the beautiful neighborhood and nearby park to photograph with their cameras. Tammy will show some of her work, including images from her Holga book Fruit of the Orchard and discuss the photographs in the Holga Inspire exhibit at the gallery.


Tammy Cromer-Campbell received her degree in Commercial Photography from Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas. Her book, Fruit of the Orchard/Environmental Justice in East Texas, was published by The University of North Texas Press. She has received many honors and awards including Blue Earth Alliance’s first-ever cash grant in 1999. Her work has been published in many magazines, including a cover story for

Camera Arts Magazine, and is included in international public and private collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Museet for Fotocunst, Belgium. Cromer- Campbell is one of the 10 photographers featured on http://www.holgainspire.com.

REGISTRATION

COST: $150, which includes a Holga 120N camera.

REGISTER at www.umbrellaarts.com, email to or call 212-505-7196 (Thursday-Saturday, 1-6PM).

Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

LOCATION/DATE: Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Time: 9AM-5PM, Saturday, January 16th.



Texas Photographic Societys OUR TOWN Holga 2 Day Workshop

October 17 - 18, 2009 in Downtown Longview for $150


In the high tech world of digital imaging, why in the world would anyone want to photograph with a Holga camera? For me, I love the plastic lens, the vignetted edges, and the light streaks - that sometimes seem to add an etherial effect. I love the randomness of those effects that just keep you wanting to photograph more images to see what that camera gave you. Yes. Sometimes, the images feel like gifts.


Register here for the Our Town Workshop

http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=TPS&product=OurTown09&exact_match=exact


Holga Limited, a company of the Universal Electronics Industries group, which makes the Holga, is providing a Holga N camera for each student that signs up and the opportunity to exhibit on their Holga Inspire webpage. Film for the workshop is being provided by Calumet Photographic.


In this workshop, I will show you how my husband modified my Holgas for closer focusing, the basics of using a plastic Holga camera, and the theme of Texas Photographic Societies "Our Town" series. TPS’s Our Town series celebrates the people and places of Texas. TPS is hosting up to 3 or more workshops in cities and small towns throughout the state. Our Town workshops were held in Amarillo last year and are on-going in Odessa. Each workshop location will culminate with a local exhibition that will be available to travel to other cities. 


You can register for Our Town: Longview, Holga 2-day workshop on the TPS website www.texasphoto.org. The cost is $150 for the 2-day workshop and includes lunch each day, a ride on the Graceful Ghost, film, and a Holga N camera and takes place in TCC PHOTO | GALLERY located at 207 N. Center St., in Downtown Longview, TX 75601.


Saturday October 17

9am - 10 Introductions and Show some of the projects I have photographed with the Holga such as 

Fruit of the Orchard and Fragments: Images and Stories of the Columbia tragedy. 


10 -12 Modify Holga for closer focusing (bring extra camera, micro screw drivers, glue, and 1/4 balsa/bass wood.) show how to attach a cable release to Holga N.


12 - 1 Lunch (included)


1 - 2 More discussion on creativity, light, and composition.

2 - 5 Explore downtown Longview and photograph with Holga cameras


Sunday October 18

7am - 12 Travel to Caddo Lake explore the lake (take a ride on the steamboat Graceful Ghost).

12 - 1 Lunch in Jefferson

1 - 4 Explore Jefferson, if we have time, explore Marshall, TX

4 - 5 Travel back to Longview


Bio:

Tammy Cromer-Campbell received her degree in Commercial Photography from Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas. The University of North Texas Press published, Fruit of the Orchard/Environmental Justice in East Texas. She received many honors and awards including Blue Earth Alliances first ever cash grant, in 1999. Cromer-Campbell’s work has been published in many publications including cover story for Camera Arts Magazine’s and others. Her work is included in international public and private collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museet for Fotocunst, Belgium, and others. Fruit of the Orchard won a 1st Place under entertainment and culture in the first ever Green Dot Awards. Cromer-Campbell is a 2009 National Women's History Project Honoree and one of the eight photographers featured on http://www.holgainspire.com.


You can register for Our Town: Longview, Holga two-day workshop on the TPS website www.texasphoto.org.


The Texas Photographic Society is a nonprofit organization of over 1,300 amateur and professional photographers from 48 states and 12 countries whose work reflects a broad spectrum of photographic interest and skills. TPS works to provide its members with educational, promotional and competitive opportunities. TPS is dedicated to creating and expanding opportunities to the public to experience contemporary photography. TPS is funded, in apart by the Texas Commission on the Arts.


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