goraw208 said: Is it hit and miss to get great pictures? or is it other factors?
The three most important things are:
- Picking the right ISO for your situation. Since you only have 2 apertures and 1 real shutter speed, picking the right ISO is the only real exposure control you have. Try downloading a light meter app (or buying a real one) and checking your exposure before shooting. It will help you save film if that’s a concern. Normally 100 - 200 works best outdoors, 400 early/late in the day or in very overcast weather, and 400 - 800 indoors with a flash.
- Learn what 3 feet/2 meters means. It takes awhile to get used to getting the minimum focus distance on a Holga right, but I found for me it’s about the length of my arm. I stand sideways and use my arm to measure off the minimum focus distance.
- Understanding how double exposures work. Basically, the second exposure is going to fill in the dark parts of the first exposure, so your first exposure should have some dark for the second exposure to fill in. I usually underexpose my first exposure if there isn’t any shadow in it normally.