Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Day My Holga Met Some Owls

If you follow me on Twitter, you might remember a few posts about owls back in the fall.

Me with a Holga TLR, and a very unimpressed owl

I attended a photography event that was sponsored by some of the big names in the business (Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm) where you could try out equipment and all of the latest gadgets.  We had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some birds of prey, and a few other creatures.   Well, because I'm me, instead of trying out the gear, I brought along my Holga and tried to see how close I could get to these magnificent creatures!

I have been sitting on these photos for a few weeks now, so I thought I should share a few.

I got pretty close with this one!

Being ignored again.....

It was a challenging experience because I knew that in order to get any half decent shots, I needed to get close!  Closer than you would expect, because as we all know, the Holga takes pictures a bit farther away than what you see in the viewfinder.  There was also a ton of people there shooting with lenses bigger than my head.  I am a huge animal lover and really loved having the chance to get so close to these beautiful and intimidating animals!

It was a good experience and I never regret taking my Holga along to these types of events!  I did bring my Nikon DSLR as well, but was too preoccupied with the animals to worry about trying out lenses.  I just shot with what I had (a kit lens).

And I got to visit a few other creatures as well!

Yup, thats right, I did this.
Big thanks to my friend and fellow photographer Sylvia for taking the photos of me!  Check out her work here!

Up next, I am working on a post about Lorraine Healy's book Tricks With a Plastic Wonder.  Come back in a few days for that.

Thanks for stopping by!



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