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So, this will be split into two very different instructables, either instructable could be followed to get two different custom Holgas.
The Holga is a camera made by Lomo, and is well known for being the cheapest and easiest way to get into Lomography.
To help define Lomography I have borrowed this paragraph from Batness' Instructable on 'How to paint a plastic camera.' (I think he may have borrowed it from wikipedia)
There are many people interested in using medium-format plastic cameras to take photos these days. Translation; film cameras are back in! Using this retro type of camera, you can take "vintage" ye-olde looking photographs.
This new trend was likely started by Lomography . Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics include over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, "happy accidents," and photographers are encouraged to take a lighthearted approach to their photos, and use these techniques to document everyday life. (<--oh noes Wikipedia!)
In this Instructable we will cover-
- Removing the viewfinder and replacing it with a useful little light.
- Prepping and Painting the camera.
- Adding a nice layered paper effect on the grips.