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