Today I launch my first annual ‘Gimme’ column with suggestions for holiday gift giving. This is the spot for fun camera things and photo themed gifts to give and receive that won’t break the bank. There are several cameras that fall into the “I am a cheap but clever person” gift-buying budget. First on the list are the ‘toy’ cameras that some pros have used in the past to create arty images. These are the Holga and the Diana F. Your gift-giver can pick one up on Amazon for from $19.95 to $75.00. (It has always seemed like it would be great fun to shoot with my Diana F but darn…that 120-film thing is such a hassle). The retro look that comes almost automatically to images shot with a Holga or Diana is still very nice like these two of the motel...
Red: get some of those wonderful Holga images that I see on your website on Dreamstime. I really like the color carnival shot as well as the black and white forest/plants ones. And Denise: you and your brothers have a valuable collection, depending on the models and dates. So take care of the cameras!
you know what i bet i have at least one of these. my dad collected cameras...not fancy cameras, but yard sale finds. when he passed away he had already doled out the collection to my brothers and me. thousands, literally thousands of cameras.
i guess i need to go on a search for these and see what i have stored away, or my brothers might have in their stash.
i have turquoise,red,yellow,green, black,white,brown cameras
i have kodak, and agfa and argus and others
fold out and box type , hawkeyes, baby brownies
cartridge,disc,roll name the numbers 35,120,126,620, the list goes on
flash cubes and flash bars and pop out bulbs and hotshoes
well you get the idea....i will check this out for sure.
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