Friday, March 11, 2016

Thru The Viewfinder (of an old camera)

I'm traveling all week on business, so another post from the archives. This post is a handful of so-called TTV photos. I'd almost forgotten about this technique, and haven't used it for a while. I guess that's one of the advantages of reviewing your archives from time to time! Anyway, TTV uses a modern digital camera mounted on an old funky camera's viewfinder to add grit, dust, and out-of-focus areas to give the image a vintage look. A little like photos you might find in granny's attic! 
I use an old Kodak Duaflex II camera with a cardboard extension, and focus my DSLR lens directly on the Kodak's viewfinder.
I'm sure I look nerdy walking around the desert looking down through this contraption! Anyway, here's what the pics look like using this process. A fairly random group of shots taken as my wife and I were out exploring the 29 Palms, CA, area a few years ago. I'll be taking my "contraption" out soon to take more of these!!












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23 comments:

  1. I like the old, grainy film effect.

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  2. really, really neat. like those old cards you put into the wooden slide viewer thing.

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  3. Hello, cool images, the vintage look is great. The skies and scenes are beautiful. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. A nice new way of using an old camera. My last postings were from 6x6 negatives made with my yashica D in 1969 and scanned in last week. I never had these printed before so it took nearly 47 years before I saw the result. Your method is quicker.

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  5. Very creative technique and great vintage photos with it ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  6. What a great idea. I like it better than using some effect of that nature in a photo processing program in the computer.

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  7. I never visit here that I am not rewarded! You really school me about photography. Soon Ima dump my point and shoot and move up a bit.

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  8. They look like some of the near-death slides I occasionally try to save. Interesting effect, for sure.

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  9. Amazing works.
    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

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  10. I never would have thought of this. Using the old viewfinder really turned out some amazing photos. Now I am thinkng I need an old camera viewfinder.

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  11. Wow - what great results - super technique. And just gotta love that two seater.

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  12. You know I could really get into something like this. I love your photos. As much as I like pics from modern DSLR's I sure do love analog photos with old cameras.

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  13. that old camera is awesome by the look of the photos you've taken, is that in one of the pics an old toilet?

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    1. Hi Amy, yes, the remains of an old desert outhouse. Struck me as funny that there were two toilet seats!

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  14. Everything old is new again -- and wonderful! Such an interesting technique. The scenery is beautiful and the old abandoned outhouse made me laugh.

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  15. What a great vintage look! A very fascinating post!

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  16. Very nice collection of images. Great finds and treatments!

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  17. A very interesting post! Very creative technique

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