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“Through the Viewfinder” photography or TTV is defined as taking a picture of any subject through the viewfinder of a camera (typically a vintage camera) with another camera (typically a modern digital SLR camera). I personally use either an Argoflex 75 (1949-58), a Kodax Brownie Starflex (1957-1964) or an Anscoflex (circa 1954) camera and through the use of a contraption taped on top of the camera I take a digital image. The resulting digital image shows the scratches, dust and inherent lens distortion resulting from the vintage lens. These effects are NOT produced in PhotoShop. Colors and contrast are the only things digitally enhanced and even that is manipulated to a limited degree.

As a result of these distortions, scratches and dust, the images produced evoke a sense of nostalgia that is not often seen in current digital photography. It takes a different approach to the subject to capture an effective TTV image and I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge. I hope you enjoy the results!

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