Sunday, October 24, 2010

ttv with hula70!

OMG!  I just had one of the best workshop experiences ever!

I found Andrea's blog, blog hopping and I subscribed to her feed because I really admired her photography.  Not long after I subscribed, she offered a TTV class in the Mission District in SF, in association with a show highlighting her photography.

I think I've mentioned TTV (Through the Viewfinder) photography before, you use a camera (dslr, point and shoot, or film camera) to shoot through a vintage camera (like a Kodak Duaflex), using a contraption to block out light.  With his method, you get very cool vintagy, scratchy, speckly square photos.  AWESOME!!! 

I promptly signed up.   And it was sooo worth the cost!!!  I loved the easy, laid back presentation.  I loved not being overwhelmed with techno-speak.  I also loved being in the presence of so many artists, in an art  studio, good energy.

Andrea went over the "history" of TTV photography, showed us many cool vintage cameras, shooting technique, and then let us loose with supplies to make a light blocking device, "the contraption".  Upon completion of our boxes, we took photos.  Some people even braved the driving rain and went outside to take pixs.  Afterwards, Andrea discussed post-processing of the photos.  Oh and there were cupcakes donated by Sibby's Cupcakery!!!  (Baby cupcakes, sooooo cute!!!) Photography and cupcakes?!  Could the day have been any better?!

I so enjoyed myself!

Here are a few of my photographic highlights...

 (self portrait...heh, heh, heh!!!)

(my favorite! nope, I don't know these people!)

 I can't wait for better weather to shoot photos.  I think I may take my contraption to Disneyland!  Can you imagine the most excellent Kodak moments I could get?!  And with a real  Kodak!!!  LOL!!!

I am inspired and v. happy happy!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love love love the photos...that one of you is soooooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeeeee :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Marit said...

FABULOUS!!! OOOOOHHHH! Wow! I'm speechless... gorgeous pics Linda! That IS wellworth spending money!

Penny said...

Yay! Love the self portrait! You are a cutie :)

Danica said...

so cool!!!I have wanted to try TTV for years. I even have several old cameras just for this reason. Gonna get my butt in gear one of these days and try it out.