Tuesday, March 11, 2008

TTV Details

Here is an uncropped, straight from my camera, through-the-viewfinder photo. You can see where light leaks through between the camera body and the chimney. When I took this photo I hadn't made the little ring that keeps my camera level, so I need to both straighten the image above and crop a lot.

Since taking this photo I put a little ring on the top of my chimney to hold my camera level. This seems to help with both the framing and focusing. I can set my camera in the chimney now, and use the remote to take the photo in low light situations.

Here's an earlier post that has photos of my cameras and the chimney.

I'm using a Kodak duaflex camera, with lots of nice dust in it. My digital camera is an Olympus C-60 Zoom. It's not a fancy or super-expensive camera. I think I'm getting a large enough image to have it printed as a 4 x 6 inch image, or slightly larger. My cropped photos are about 1200 x 1200 pixels. I intend to use these for collage, so I will probably sand them a little, or distress the surface somehow. I'm not greatly worried about photo quality.

My first ttv photos and my set-up are in this flickr set.

1 comment:

Marc Snyder said...

I love the idea that interestingly distressed old cameras that might no longer be able to take photographs themselves could find a second life as a necessary part of an image-making process. I have a number of old cameras around simply because I like the way they look, but they've lost their role as cameras - this is really inspiring stuff you're doing!