Thursday, April 8, 2010

art and photography

jessica came over today and we got a head start on building my ttv tube. in my research, i discovered that there are no set rules for your tube. some of the more popular building materials are cereal boxes, a pringles can, a mailing tube, black board and/or duck tape. i chose a pringles can because i like the fact that i can cap off the top of the tube to keep dust out of the camera since i removed the lens cap on my brownie. due to the zoom range of my digital lens, i ended up cutting off the bottom 2-3 inches of the can. being closer to the brownie lens meant that more of the old dust and scratches were picked up in the photo.

a few minutes of trial and error, and i am already ecstatic about how the photos are coming out. it is a bit awkward framing the photos since what you see in the view finder is flipped, but other than that, the entire process has been really easy.

this photo of the wisteria in my yard is my favorite so far. it makes me want to sip some mint juleps!


  1. Just beautiful! The photos have such a soft look.

  2. Ahhhhhhhhh...OK. now we have to get together soon! I found a Brownie at my junk place in Alabama but was afraid it was the wrong kind. Love the pictures!

  3. Emily liked your photos so much, she's bought a camera to give it a try.

  4. Hi Tiffin, Your mom pointed me to this site when I asked her too many questions about your TTV camera. I enjoyed the photos and I now understand how they were taken. I am sure some of our photo club members will also enjoy the idea and viewing the photos.
    Nice to see a square format!


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