Photo Essay

Doing St. Louis , TtV style

TtV study

Recently a friend (JPG member) posted these amazing vintage looking photos. Upon contacting her she proceeded to fill me in on the art of TtV.

TtV (through the viewfinder) is an artful form of photography using two cameras. I use a Kodak Duaflex ( twin lens reflex 1948's) a Sony 650 D-SLR, with an 18x55 lens and a magnifying filter.

There are several web sites that can get you started. You will have to construct a tube (I call it a contraption) that covers the top of your Twin Lens camera.

Just Google TtV and you will find that there is a whole new population interested in this form of photography. There is sure to be a tutorial for you.

I am addicted to this artful form of photography.

Thank you Carol Holmes for the camera and the time you spent teaching me this artful technique.

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10 responses

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (9 May 2012):

    These are fabulous, Shirley! I'm happy you are having fun with it, can't wait to see more!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 May 2012):

    I loved playing with your new toy and I love the results you get with it.

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (10 May 2012):

    These are really fun! I love how you learn new things and you share with the rest of us!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (10 May 2012):

    TTerrefic images, Shirley! It shows how much fun you are having with this medium. Fantastic photo essay!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (10 May 2012):

    Oh yeah..Thanks for spreading the TTV gosple!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 May 2012):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 May 2012):

    These shots are awesome, I love the artistic look, each and every photo is fantastic!!! I voted : )

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (11 May 2012):

    Your TTV technique gives beauty to these images.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (16 May 2012):

    Love the effects. Thanks for sharing. Voted.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (16 May 2012):

    Wonderful, Shirley! voted

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