So, I have always been a photographer who shot digital. I grew up in the age of the dawn of mass produced digital cameras and have never known much of film except for disposables. I know that sounds totally absurd but I was not interested in shooting photography until I was much older and film had become a relic in the dusty attic of technology. Though I know film still has its place, it is no longer widely used by the masses any more. You are hard pressed to find a decent film camera for sale in most establishments save specialty stores.
Well there is a very well known culture that has finally grasped my attention as of late. Lo Fi film photography. Many apps including "Hipstamatic" and "Instagram" try to emulate these wonderfully quirky images with post production filters that are built in the app. What they base these filters off of are photos taken with cameras such as the Holga or Diana. These photos usually contain high saturation and contrast, match that with softer focusing and you have and awesome artistic image. These types of images usually get a bad rap because of those cell phone apps but I cannot explain to you how much fun it is to photograph!
Well during a recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina; not too far away from where I live, I frequented a really cool store that we don't have in Myrtle Beach called Urban Outfitters. Well their Clearance section was impressive and imagine my surprise when I found a 35mm Holga for only 10 Bucks!