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Through the Viewfinder

As I mentioned earlier, I recently acquired an old Kodak Brownie camera. I'd love to take photographs with it, but the required 620 film is pricey, and I'm doubtful if the optics - which probably weren't high-grade to begin with - have held up well enough that I'd be fully pleased with the (expensive) results.

So for a quick and cheap alternative, I'm trying Through the Viewfinder (TTV) photography. Basically, you use one modern camera (in this case, digital) to photograph images through the viewfinder of an older, usually medium format camera (here, the Brownie). The resulting images are less than perfect, but I still enjoy the imperfections in all their idiosyncratic glory. Here are three of my first attempts, all photographed in our breakfast nook.

Here's the artsy effort, including oh-so-chic kitchen chair from IKEA:

Ttv chair 090510

Here's feline heartthrob Spike, playing coy for the camera.

Ttv spike 090510

And here's the rarely coy Maddie, smiling as always.

Ttv maddie 090510

This is a fun and easy process, one that I'm really looking forward to more of.

September 6, 2010 in Photography | Permalink

Comments

Very nice results. And thanks for informing me about TTV, which I'd never heard of before.

Posted by: Richard Grayson at Sep 6, 2010 7:16:03 PM