New Lens…

I recently decided to buy a new lens!

The process of buying a new lens is often quite long and thoughtful as it’s quite an expense to those of us on low incomes. You have to think a lot about what you need, zoom or prime? Wide angle? Telephoto? How much is it? Can you afford it? What will you have to go without to be able to buy it?

On the other hand, sometimes it’s an easy decision. I splashed out the princely sum of £11.99 on a cheap plastic Holga lens. Yes it really is that cheap, and plastic. The image quality is never going to be awesome, and it has quite a lot of vignetting. But it’s also meant to fun and have that old cheap effect that Holga are known for, and has been popular for many years. Digital users often emulate it, and camera phone apps provide the means to many old fashioned looks. So for a penny under 12 quid i thought it’d be a fun little bargain.

Not had chance to play with it much yet but here’s a couple of early shots with it. I want to try it out with portraits as a couple i managed of friends looked pretty good. I’ll try and do some more that i can share…






About PurpleT

Much of my photography is art and documentary. I try to capture a scene as i see it in my mind, whether that be black and white, colour, or somewhere in between. I try to make an interesting, and/or attractive image from what i see around me, not just what would be expected, but also subjects that would be seen boring, mundane, or ugly by many. But they all have an interest as art photography. I have also spent nearly twenty years working as a life model, then the human figure in art is very important to me, and is something i try to bring into my work at times.
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