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I shall be doing a whole heap of these now i know how. You need to be good at juggling cameras, however, they are so much fun.

TTV (Through The Viewfinder) photography is when you use an old medium format camera and a digital camera.
These old medium format twin reflex cameras have large viewfinders. Firstly you compose your image using the medium format camera (in my case i have used a mamiya c33) then you actually take the picture using a digital camera (here i use my pentax K10) of what is in the viewfinder of the old camera.

The result, to me, is a kind of dreamy, nostalgic (yep it’s the old camera) feel. All the dust, scratches, textures, increment measurements and imperfections come straight from the viewfinder of the medium format camera used here.

All you lovely ladies, Dani Di Cesare, for making me see the light. hehe, Jules Campbell for her amazing explanation on this method and Kitsmumma for providing beautiful visuals on this.
You are all so inspirational. Thank you!

Pssst PJ, i know i’ve seen an old twin reflex camera on your mantel, so you best get your creative visual juices flowing too. ♥


  • eon .
    eon .over 6 years ago

    A Great shot as always…Does this come with a garden bench too? ( ’ – ))

  • yep, it sure does. lol
    thanks steve! ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • abefleur
    abefleurover 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful – although I have never tried this method it is one that i really love and would love to try it one day. I also love the nostalgic feel of this and love how the red leaps from the darkness.

  • you should try it babe, it’s unreal, really fun and exciting. i can’t wait to do some with some beautiful women behind the lens hehe.
    thanks deborah, black and white would look awesome too! ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • blamo
    blamoover 6 years ago

    nice old style image A1 you have great fun discovering these old techniques shows in your images thumbs up to you

  • thanks a2, from what i have read this technique is fairly new. i suppose at least since the age of digital cause you need a digital camera. i suppose you could use a film camera so it could as well be an old technique (who bloody knows hehe) you do need and old camera though.
    enjoy your weekend my friend! ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • Julia  Thomas
    Julia Thomasover 6 years ago

    I love this technique and have dabbled in it myself there is a ttv group you should join if you havent already and gorgeous pic by the way :)

  • thanks julia, yes i’ve discovered this group and joined! ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • andreasphoto
    andreasphotoover 6 years ago

    awesome colors! always one step ahead ;-)

  • thanks andreas! ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 6 years ago

    aglaia SSHHHHH…you have just driven up the price of TLR’s thru the roof… but then again a market recovery on the back of TLR’s is better than none at all … oh yes…by the way… wonderful work as usual

  • LOL. yes, that’s gotta be a good thing!
    thanks jim. ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaover 6 years ago

    This is wonderful aglaia and so exciting! Welcome to the world of TTV Photography. You’ll want to shoot everything TTV now! …………………… and thank you for the kind mention, I’m truly flattered. x

  • thanks kitsmumma. tell me about it. i’ve been going crazy. lol. love your work! ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • flower68
    flower68over 6 years ago

    I love ttv stuff..I really like how you’ve kept the numbers in it too.Lovely :-) x

  • thanks trish. yes i’d thought i’d keep them there cause it’s what is in the viewfinder of this camera, plus it’s one less thing to edit out! lol ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • © Helen Chierego
    © Helen Chieregoover 6 years ago

    …‘dreamy and nostalgic’ image. Interesting technique. Great as usual!!! ;) xox

  • thank you so much helen. truly it really makes me wanna play out the 120 roll film again too! ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 6 years ago

    sensational combination of mid-tones and harnessed light… love the appeal of this image so much!

  • thank you so much paul! ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

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