Monday, February 1, 2010
January 6 ~ TTV photography
On the recommendation of a friend, I picked up the book Camera Creative by Chris Gatcum. The author writes from a pleasant aesthetic and his project suggestions are stimulating. Shooting through a TLR viewfinder with a DSLR has crossed my mind, but didn't fully formulate until I saw it outlined in this book.
Last spring I acquired a Yashica-D TLR, and had not gotten around to shooting with it yet; this was one of the first photographs I've made with that camera. Due to its nostalgic feel, I chose my grandmother's bracelet as the subject. I didn't start wearing the bracelet until recently because its clasp wasn't holding in place, but I fixed it (enough) to start giving it some proper use again, and it often elicits comments from strangers.
This photograph was made with a Yashica-D TLR, Nikon D90 DSLR, Nikkor AFD 50mm f/1.4 lens, close-focus filters, cardboard and electrical tape.