Step 2: Dismantle the camera,

The Holga in its cheap toy nature, is also very easy to take apart, which makes it a great base model for us modders.

To remove the top of the Holga, we first need to remove the film advancing knob.
Carefully slide a thin screwdriver under the knob, and rotate it slightly to allow you to get a firm hold, pull straight up to break the bond between to knob and the advancing spool. The glue is strong, but also cheap, so can be easily broken.

Once you have this removed you will see two small screws, these plus another screw on the opposite side need to be removed also.

Lift the entire top section straight up. If you have one of the versions with a flash, you will need to make sure you do not loose the little black plastic switch.

Be sure to discharge your camera flash fully, so as not to shock your self on the flash circuit.
As an Alaskan growing up in villages too small to have stores, I learned early how do do things without &quot;proper&quot;supplies such as reusing Kodak film cartridges for bulk film as a photography student. <br>Now that I'm learning digital photography, I am finding your hacks inspirational. A digital SLR is still beyond my abilities to pay. This makes your flash adaptions especially useful, since in most cases, on camera flash, is NOT the best place for flash. Mary Alice
Now that is a camera any imperial storm trooper would be proud to carry! Looks like the angle will give a permanent 45 degree bounce flash. Do you see any vignetting of the flash? <br> <br>I don't have many colored filters, but I was wondering what if any are the advantages of a polarized flash??
Awesome, really clean job as always. A while ago while cutting gels for our stage lights I cut a few pieces for my flash to test, they gave great colour casts, the only issue being that the pure colour ones were almost too coloured. <br> <br>Been meaning to build a baby beauty dish for some of the events I do, tempted to incorporate a filter attachment in to the centre part for colour casts after seeing this.

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