Monday, March 22, 2010

Through the Viewfinder

You could say it was love at first sight.  Ever since I first discovered through the viewfinder photography, I have been enthralled with its ghostly charm.  Last summer I was lucky enough to acquire a vintage Argus 75 camera.  It has a beautiful stereoscopic style - think of the View Master.  I still need some practice taking through the viewfinder photos, but I did get some pretty nice ones over the last few days that I'd like to share.

This photo shows the window of the camera.  It can be difficult to get the camera you're shooting with lined up so that the image is a nice clean square.  I wore out my battery twice practicing before I could do it with any consistency.

This is a shot of my husband's wonderful vintage tin car.  I love, love, love this little toy.

A couple of cheesy vintage ornaments are much improved when photographed this way.

This shot reminds me of The Airborne Toxic Event album cover.

This is one self-portrait I can live with.  You can see that the camera wasn't perfectly lined up by the blue on the left hand side of the frame.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek at my photos!

1 comment:

stephanie said...

Great shots! My cardboard box is working alright except for the fact of having to hand-hold my digital at the top. I want to be able to use the tripod more. I cut a hole for the lens to sit in but I am going searching for a mailing tube of some sort this week.

Thanks for the tip. Great blog header shot!! <3