August 24, 2010

Tutorial: TtV Photography

First off, TtV means "through the viewfinder".  What is it?  It's taking a photo with one camera through the viewfinder of another camera.  Old twin lens cameras are the most commonly used cameras for this technique.

But what's the big deal?  It looks vintage.   That's what's so awesome about it.

Here are two of my cameras that I've used for TtV photography:  a Kodak Instamatic and an Argus Seventy-Five.

What you do:
1.  Place the lens of your camera to the viewfinder of another camera.

2.  Compose and shoot.  That's it!

I'm thinking about doing a series of portraits like this.  I think it would be fun.  Here are some of my other TtV shots.