TtV challenge in JPEG magazine UPDATE

•April 1, 2008 • 4 Comments

Last day to get your TtV shots into the competition folks. Here’s a few of the entries so far…

— from frankensteinsbride1313


— from LindaScannell


— from Dave Dunne

— from zombie.lens

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TtV challenge in JPEG magazine

•March 28, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Bit late with this one but still a few days to go. In recognition of the TtV style, There’s a current competition over at JPEG magazine which ends Wednsday April 2nd… Post your best TtV shot!

I thought it might be interesting to compare the thoughts of the judges on that competition with some of our Flickr members so I’ll be keeping an eye on it and update via the blog.

If you happen to post your images to Flickr too (or they are already there) tag them with ttvjpegcomp and we’ll feature some of the entries on the blog.

Also find the RSS feed on the right to keep up with the latest entries.

Blog Update – New Ebay Duaflex searches

•March 20, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I’ve added two RSS feeds detailing the latest Duaflex sales on both Ebay.com and Ebay.co.uk. You’ll find them just below the Flickr widget, on the right hand side of the screen.

This is only the beginning. The idea is create numourous feeds from all TtV related items, TLR cams, close up filters etc – and from all different sites – I’ll then pipe them through the blog for easy access.

If anyone knows of a decent resource for buying / selling TtV related stuff, please get in touch and I’ll put the link in the system. Also, I may begin a TtV related buy & sell group on flickr which can be feed through this system. I’ll keep you informed.

Originality

•March 18, 2008 • 4 Comments

It’s all been done before – we know… Thing is, how do we interpret it? TtV does limit us in the sense that there are now a few unofficial rules, made more than anything, to give the flick TtV pool some consistency.Disassembling the cameras is a no-no, as is using photoshop to create the TtV effect (no longer a technique then, right?). It’s been fascinating watching how the standards have been set over the couple of years that TtV has become a tad popular and when you get down to it, TtV is no more limiting than using a basic camera. And we know what amazing images can be produced using the most basic of cameras.
What are we working with in TtV? When taking pictures it’s composition in square format, controlled edge blur using aperture and mastery of the contraption. Then possibly some PP work in photoshop or some other editing software, cropping, colour saturation etc. So throughout those steps, we make decisions (or not as the case may be) and each decision and action contributes to the final outcome. So these actions we take form our interpretation of the technique each and every time we complete an image.
It’s about wanting to do it, wanting to take photos, obsessive some might say but a passion like that usually delivers a unique interpretation. Valcox puts it well…”When you limit yourself and view the world in this wonderful, backwards way, then take day in the life photos, your own personality, and love for color and subjects comes out even when you’re not looking for it.”

TtV blog banner wanted

•March 15, 2008 • 2 Comments

I guess it’s kinda self exaplanatory, but we’re gonna need a few images to fill up the banner space at the top there… (see?)

As there is plenny of TtV imagery over the blog… and it will probably carry on being the main imagery over the blog… I thought we could get some shots of you people in TtV action. Post your best at Flickr (but not in the TtV group) and tag ttvblogbanner. I’ll probably rotate the images from time to time to keep it fresh.

Welcome to the blog mkII!

•March 15, 2008 • 4 Comments

Hello folks.
Yes, it’s been a while. Yes, it’s been too long. Yes, the new blog will get updated. Yes, the new blog plans to be a TtV resource of links, news, featurettes, interviews etc etc. Yes, the new blog will archive the older blog items (in time).

Questions, answers, opinions, ideas – get ’em in!