Vintage Cameras – Unusual Uses!

So I had a bit of a quiet Monday on my hands and thought it would be really fun to try a new project – using an old Seagull camera my dad unearthed from somewhere.

One of my favourite photography books of recent times is

Photocrafty

Photocrafty by Sue Venables (you can see her website here – http://photocrafty.net/ – brilliant stuff!)  And one project that caught my eye when I was reading it last night was this one:

Book1

Book2

 

So I got to work and made a great mess cutting out a cardboard tube the right size for the cameras I was using – you need to find the minimum focus distance of your DSLR and add the measurement to the height of the old vintage camera you have.  Turns out I may have got this measurement a little wrong, or the vintage camera is not focusing particularly well as the images I got were slightly on the blurry side (not just because they were taken through an old camera either I fear…)

It was great fun though and something I would be keen to try again sometime – be warned, you do look like a loon walking around with an old camera covered in cardboard and gaffer tape with a modern DSLR jammed in the top!

Here are some of the images I got this morning;

Swings

Rays

Pears

Leaves

Garden

As Miranda’s mum would say – “Such Fun!”

Organdie. x

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4 thoughts on “Vintage Cameras – Unusual Uses!

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for the shout out! I’m glad you enjoyed this project, it’s one of my favourites too.

    What are you up to next? I look forward to seeing more. Keep up the great work!

    Sue

    • Hello! There are so many different ideas in the book that I am wanting to try – The bubble project might be next up, if I can find a bubble…!
      Thank you so much for popping by to comment – how exciting!
      Emma

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