What is TTV ?!
TTV - ( n. or v.) also known as through the viewfinder. It is the simple act of taking a photograph with a digital SLR of the image displayed in the viewfinder of a vintage twin lens topview camera, such as a Kodak Duaflex or Argus 75.
This technique requires you to make a contraption. This is simply finding a cardboard tube or making it out of a cereal box as some do, to block out light. This is then placed on top of the vintage camera and sealed with electrical tape. Finding the correct distance or field of depth that works with your lens also plays in as a factor.
This can be a challenging process, but the rewards are beautiful and entriguing photographs that evoke a sense of nostalgia and warmth.
All Photographs © Kendra Portnova 2006-2010