Tuesday, August 30

ToyCameraPlay Blog is moving to Boxfotos.com!

It's time to let you all know that I'm moving ... moving to our new website Boxfotos where Becky and I have created a new business website for our art and it's a website and blog all in one. We're consolidating so we can better manage and create something new, better and more interesting.




All future blog posts will be done on our boxfotos site. Becky's blog posts will also be done out of our Boxfotos site. With that said, we would appreciate all of our followers to jump on over and follow us on boxfotos.com. There you'll know all the latest news and happenings about us. So what are you waiting for? 

I want to say thank you for the "follow" of ToyCameraPlay.blogspot.com ... it was a blast to do and will always be special to me. ToyCameraPlay will live on as my name and I'll still have toycameraplay.com as my official website.

I hope you'll follow US on Boxfotos.com as we team up on our new adventure and seek our mobile Airstream gallery ... Alternative works. Alternative spaces. 

This is not good-bye but HELLO on a new and exciting site that will take us to new heights!

So, I leave you with Hello!

boxfotos.com (blog & happenings - all the cool stuff)
toycameraplay.com (website to see works & purchase art)
twitter.com/toycameraplay (follow me on twitter)
toycameraplay.tumblr.com/ (follow me on tumblr)

Saturday, August 27

Boardwalk at Sulphur Springs Park, (c) 2011 Matt Larson
Holga Pinhole Wide Angle Camera with frames removed

I really like my new Holga Pinhole Wide Angle camera. Above is a shot I did today a few miles up the street at a local park. I shot two rolls of film for I wasn't sure how how far to advance the film. The first roll tested that issue, while at the same time dialed in my exposure and possessing time. I really think I'm going to be shooting with this camera more often now. This was shot in bright sunlight around 2 p.m. and you'll never know it ... looks like early morning fog. If you haven't tried this camera yet ... you may want to check it out at HolgaDirect. This test took all day for I had to run to the local and only photo store in Tampa for some chemistry. This was a very satisfying day!

Monday, August 22

Hongkong Post from HolgaDirect!

I received my package today from the Hong Kong Post! Three new Holgas to play with and test. I really can't wait to test these cameras and share the results and photos with you guys! This order is from HolgaDirect. 

 Hongkong Post

 I ordered 2 Holga-120 PCs & 1 Holga-120 WPC 

Right out of the box the cameras are screaming at me to take them on a shoot. Hang on guys, soon enough.

 The Holga-120 Wide Pinhole Camera

I'm so impressed with the quality of these cameras! Wow, seriously well made at first appearance.

 Bottom view of the Holga Wide Pinhole Camera

Nice tripod mount on the bottom of the 120-WPC--it has a small mounting plate on the bottom so that the camera can easily be mounted on a tripod. And the shutter action is so smooth and designed to take a cable release ... wonder where mine is?

 Top view of the Holga Wide Pinhole

The top is designed and gives you a shooting "angle of view" so that you'll have an idea of what will be in the frame. I'm surprised to see a bubble level opposite the film winder on the top of the camera. I don't use levels but I'm sure someone will find that handy. 

I have to go shoot some film and I'll let you know how it performs ... I'll do a little review.

Closeup of the Lens without the cap (f/135)

On the inside, the pinhole lens is not just glued into place like I thought it would be. It's on a mounting board and has little screws so that you can take it off. It appears, one could easily add their own if needed with a larger or smaller aperture.

Exciting stuff ... I just wanted to share some photos right away with you guys and stay tuned for photos and a short review! So far, I'm really impressed with the cameras I received today and I hope Becky likes the new pinhole Holga I got her!

Until later ... I've got to go mail my next set of blocks off to Art-O-Mart now.

I wanted to also give a shootout to Rick B at HolgaDirect ... thanks Rick! Nice stuff!