Welcome to the first phase of my Holga modification. I own only the one holga and a number of months back I did a few modifications and gave it a custom paint job. Later I had a better idea, and a change of heart regarding the look of my camera.(subscribe to keep an eye out for that instructable!)
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.