Tag: ttv

More Flowers with TtV

I recently built another contraption with a new twin lens reflex camera in order to do TtV photography. My first attempt was with a Kodak Duaflex II camera but I went back to ebay to find a plain old Duaflex. It seems to work better. I also attached a lens hood to the front of the contraption to help with the lens flare problem. I’m still getting a small blue vignette on the right side of the image but I think I will be able to adjust the new contraption to solve that. It is interesting sometimes but I’d rather add that later in Photoshop if I want it rather than be a slave to it.

The flowers were all recently aquired during my gardening bug. I have been barrerd from going to any more gardeing stores until after we rebuild the fence in our backyard. I had been using redoing the backyard as an excuse to buy more plants… to have them ready to go when we can finally plant things back there. For now, my front porch is colorful.

A Day at the Park

I went to the park a couple of days ago and took my “toy” cameras. I have a Kodak Duaflex II twin lens reflex camera that I rigged up to do TtV photography. Yes, I know it is contrived and over done, but it is so much fun! It is like how my serious motorcycle riding friends describe the difference between a pro dirt bike and a cheap, oil leaking Russian bike with a side car. Yeah, the fast dirt bike is fun and gives you an adrenaline rush but the bike with the side car makes you smile like a 5 year old on Christmas even though you are only going 30 mph. Besides, isn’t doing art and photography supposed to be fun? I’m still working on my rig. I get a weird blue vignette on the right corners of the images. I’m pretty sure I just need to build a sturdier box to put my digital on top of.
My other set up was a Canon 20D with a Lensbaby attached. It is one of the older lenses; they have much fancier versions now, but mine is still functional. The images always feel like an impressionist painting.