Thursday, July 31, 2008

TTV photography

I love finding interesting things on other peoples' blogs. Today I found this blog that had a post on doing TTV (Through The Viewfinder) photography. What you do is get your old gnarly camera and take a picture through it's viewfinder with your shiny new digital camera. Of course, I immediately had to rummage through my old camera bags and find my dusty and neglected Mamiyaflex. I took a few ttv pix; need to get in better light to really play with it. A nice digital would be great, too, but don't worry--I'm not going to start whining about that again. At least not right now.
This is my adorable and grungy old Mamiyaflex:

It gives a nice grainy, dusty, "oldish" sort of effect. Only bothersome thing are the two lines running through the viewfinder of my flex. I guess they were there for framing purposes. More light would've been a good thing to play in:

Little man B didn't like it one little bit:

With the viewfinder off:

Fun! Can't wait to play around with it more!

3 holla'd back:

Shannon said...

Neat!! Look up Sally Mann. Famous photographer, you may have seen her photos. She used a REALLY old camera like what you see in the Wild West (I forget the name). But her style is so incredible.

I love those photos you took.

Crazymamaof6 said...

those are awesome! have fun playing with that.

The Man - Marty James said...

Did you steal that camera from zee Germans???

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