It is the nicest feeling to be inspired to tackle something unexpected and find a new diversion, which is not taxing and relies on serendipity and a steady hand.
Last week I learned about ttv (through the viewfinder) photography via Jo’s blog.
The idea being that you get an old twin lense reflex camera, compose your photo with that, then take a photo with your digital camera of the viewfinder.
Here’s my new baby – a beautiful Kodak Duaflex:
This morning she was dismantled, thoroughly cleaned with methylated spirits to get rid of 50 years of dust and grime and she was ready for action.
The only problem with taking photos in this manner (apart from the obvious juggling of two devices) is the glare off the viewfinder. As you’ll see from Jo’s blog and the link to her initial inspiration here the solution is a blacking out tunnel. Mine was made with some black paper – not ideal and nearly not tall enough so light still got in.
There will be a better masking solution soon, but for now I’m excited and really enjoying just wandering around the house looking at corners with the viewfinder and looking forward to getting outdoors to take something like this.
Instructions bah! How delicious to be using such an old beauty in a new way. 🙂