Kicking off the new year with a unique creative challenge! I am once again privileged to participate with a group of super-talented & creative professional photographers from all over the world in what we call a Blog Carousel. What is a Blog Carousel you ask? Well, each month has a theme and we each link to the next photographer in the circle/carousel. In each post you can follow the link to the next post and so on until you’ve traveled all the way around the carousel. This month’s theme is alternative cameras… anything other than the norm. Of course, there is always my iPhone that I simply adore for taking snapshots every day – and while I know some photographers that can ROCK their iPhone (which I’m sure you’ll see in the Carousel!) – I am not yet one of them.
I do have a few beautiful vintage cameras and wanted to use one of them – but yours truly is lacking the dark room for that. So, I remembered another photographer telling me about how you could hook up a digital camera to shoot through a vintage viewfinder camera and I found this article with directions on how to make it. So I got out my Argus (it looks like this) the cardboard, box cutter and lots and lots of duct tape and I was in business! It is a clunky contraption and when you look down through it to shoot everything is flipped. So if you want to shift the frame to the left, you have to move right, if you want to tilt it to the left, you have to tilt right. I’m pretty sure I looked quite tipsy while attempting to wield this monstrosity, but hey – I was having FUN! And, thankfully, even though this was one giant experiment – I did end up with some images that I truly love. I hope you’ll enjoy them as well.
Much thanks to my beautiful little niece for being the most adorable model… love you J!
Next, take a look at the beautiful work of Teri Mason and what she thought of for ‘Alternateive Cameras’ – Georgetown and Austin Texas Senior Photographer.