Nov 11, 2009

WW -- Could be a new obsession

The other day while I was surfing around the web I discovered Ttv photography.

Ttv photography stands for through the viewfinder.

You use your SLR to shot a picture through the lens of a Kodak Duraflex (or similar type camera).

The shots taken this way are super artsy fartsy and right up my alley.

Who doesn't like being artsy fartsy?


Just my luck......I have my Grandparents old Kodak Duraflex camera!

I got it out, but didn't dust it off (you want a little smootz on the lens), and started shooting.

I have a lot to learn and need to practice, but here is my first attempt.


I have been practicing and learning how to use photoshop CS3.


Here is my homespun cross process.

And a slight sepia effect!

So what do you think?

Does shooting through the lens of another camera sound like fun?

Wordful Wednesday

44 comments:

Jenna said...

That is awesome!! What a gerat Idea, that made for Great Photos! Wish I had an old camera like that!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I love artsy fartsy! Cool pics!

Happy WW!

Alicia said...

Oh, how cool is that!!!

Peterson Family said...

Cool pics! I love artsy fartsy pics too!

Darla said...

we used to have that camera growing up...long gone now. that is a really cool shot though, how fun!

jayaycee said...

It really gives the photos an old-time feel. How cool is that? And you are so fortunate to still have that old camera. Happy WW!

Tiaras said...

very cool!! I want new toys for my camera! Desperately!!

Susie said...

Really cool!

scrappysue said...

i think they look great michelle! it pays to keep that old stuff around doesn't it?

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

That is fabulous and the picture is just clear as day. You can never reproduce the fabulous images you get from a vintage camera. Awesome.

Erin said...

That is so awesome! I am going to have to try that! See you learn something new everyday!

Sarah Brown said...

Those look AWESOME!

kys said...

Those are so neat. I am hopeless at photography.

Genny said...

My favorite is the last one...so pretty!

Buckeroomama said...

I love the outcome! Really cool. I love how you're able to get "sepia with color." :)

Debbie said...

That looks and sounds fun! I really need to develop my photographic skills.

Whimsical Creations said...

That is soooo cool!!

Pam said...

That is so cool. My photos never turn out the way I want them too.
Hence my children's annoyed expressions.
"How many times do you have to take that picture?"

Brenda said...

Great pics with old technology. How fun

Staci said...

Such a creative idea! The photo turned out wonderfully!

Jen said...

Wow, that is really cool. I can't wait to see more of your work with this camera.

Abby said...

That is so fun! That looks like it would be really interesting to play with!

Jenners said...

I like what you did ... it has an interesting feel to it. I love seeing you develop as a photographer and seeing all the new things you are trying.

Stina said...

great pictures and vintage camera. i have a similar kodak that belonged to my grandparents. i downloaded instructions from the net, but have a hard time getting it to work, and finding the film. thanks for sharing and take care.

Muthering Heights said...

That is so cool!!!

Casey's trio said...

WOW~ you are a totally cool artsy fartsy photographer! Love it :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Looks cool. I wish I could get more into photog and even sit long enough to read the manual of the camera I got over a year ago but I guess it's just not my thing. I just aim for my food not looking like throw up :)

blueviolet said...

I love it! It's going to be fun to play with that!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I just love anything Artsy Fartsy.

I liked all three of the pictures... great angle too!

The Blue Zoo said...

Looks like SO much fun! I really need to get out and work on my photography.

angie said...

I love that you've taken your love of photography to a new level!

lisaschaos said...

Pretty cool!

Annie said...

Oh wow! I love that camera! and those photos are so gorgeous, I love the lighting :)

Momisodes said...

I love it! I just love the slight sepia effect.

Chris said...

VERY cool! I like the artsy-fartsy stuff too (a little more artsy than fartsy...)

Lindsay said...

I'm a big fan of the artsy fartsy my own self ;) Nice pictures!

Mari said...

I love these!

RhondaLue said...

artsy fartsy=great! who knew?

Lindsay said...

How fun! And isnt' it funny we are going back to liking the "old school" cameras when there are such awesome ones that exist?!

Honey Mommy said...

I would never think to try that! How fun!

Kacey R. said...

Oh I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous! LOL I LOVE your final picture - you did an amazing job. And YES! TTV sounds like so.much.fun!

Tina said...

I've always wanted to try this Michelle! I've got a bid on one of these cameras on ebay.

Oz Girl said...

Sounds wayyy cool, and I love your PS effects. Esp the sepia. :)

Hope you guys have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Wildspirit said...

I ttv experiments...especially the sepia rendering.
I'm from Hemet, just up the road, and would like you to take a look at my slideshow. I love the rain!
http://www.thedigitalbarn.com/jim/index.html

Enjoy!

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