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eBook Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity, Second Edition ePub

by Michelle Bates

  • ISBN: 0240814215
  • Category: Photography and Video
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Michelle Bates
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 2 edition (October 18, 2010)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1585 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1116 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 336

Description

Can Toy Camera Come Out to Play? Plastic Cameras will help you steer your way through all the details and quirks of taking wonderful and weird pictures with your toy camera.

This book provides extensive how-to information to get you started and a new section on alternative processes for the advanced photographers. Can Toy Camera Come Out to Play? Plastic Cameras will help you steer your way through all the details and quirks of taking wonderful and weird pictures with your toy camera.

Toying with Creativity takes photographers on a tour of the fun, creative world of toy cameras and low-tech . Michelle Bates has been playing with Holgas since 1991

Toying with Creativity takes photographers on a tour of the fun, creative world of toy cameras and low-tech photography. Michelle Bates has been playing with Holgas since 1991. Her work has won several awards and been published on numerous web magazines, included in toy cameras exhibitions worldwide, and printed in many magazines.

Michelle Bates also takes you from a negative to either prints or pixels so that you can show off your photos and jump on the toy-camera revolution! Contributors include: Michael Ackerman, Thomas Michael Alleman, Erin Antognoli, Jonathan Bailey, James Balog, Michelle Bates.

Michelle Bates also takes you from a negative to either prints or pixels so that you can show off your photos and jump on the toy-camera revolution! Contributors include: Michael Ackerman, Thomas Michael Alleman, Erin Antognoli, Jonathan Bailey, James Balog, Michelle Bates, Phil Bebbington, Gyorgy Beck, Susan Bowen, Laura Corley Burlton, David Burnett, Susan Burnstine, Nancy Burson, Perry Dilbeck, Jill Enfield, fotovitamina, Annette Elizabeth Fournet, Brigitte Grignet, Eric Havelock-Bailie, Christopher James, Michael Kenna, Wesley Kennedy, Teru Kuwayama, Louviere & Vanessa, Mary Ann Lynch.

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Can Holga come out to play? Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity will help you steer your way through all the details and quirks of taking wonderful and weird pictures . Michelle Bates has been playing with Holgas since 1991

Can Holga come out to play? Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity will help you steer your way through all the details and quirks of taking wonderful and weird pictures with your toy camera. We'll explore possible subjects and the best way to shoot them and play with all sorts of techniques from vignetting, to multiple exposures, to panoramas, close-ups, movement, night photography, flare, flash, color and more.

Michelle Bates also takes you from a negative to either prints or pixels so that you can show off your photos and jump on. .

Michelle Bates also takes you from a negative to either prints or pixels so that you can show off your photos and jump on the toy-camera revolution! Contributors include . She has had solo shows in the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles and Israel.

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Take a tour of the burgeoning world of plastic cameras and low-tech photography in this fun and funky guide to creating the most artistic pictures of your life! Whether you're an experienced enthusiast or toy camera neophyte, you'll find this guide full of tantalizing tips, fun facts, and absolutely striking photographs taken with the lowest tech tools around.

You'll learn how to prep your plastic camera, their advantages and quirks, and what film to feed it. You'll also explore what makes a good subject, vignetting, multiple exposures, panoramas, close-ups, night photography, color, flash, problems and solutions, and so much more. Michelle Bates also takes you from a negative to either prints or pixels so that you can show off your photos and jump on the toy-camera revolution!

Contributors include:

Michael Ackerman, Thomas Michael Alleman, Erin Antognoli, Jonathan Bailey , James Balog, Michelle Bates, Phil Bebbington, Gyorgy Beck, Susan Bowen, Laura Corley Burlton, David Burnett, Susan Burnstine, Nancy Burson, Perry Dilbeck, Jill Enfield, fotovitamina, Annette Elizabeth Fournet, Brigitte Grignet, Eric Havelock-Bailie, Christopher James, Michael Kenna, Wesley Kennedy, Teru Kuwayama, Louviere & Vanessa, Mary Ann Lynch, Anne Arden McDonald, Ted Orland, Sylvia Plachy, Dan Price, Becky Ramotowski, Nancy Rexroth, Francisco Mata Rosas, Richard Ross, Franco Salmoiraghi, Rosanna Salonia, Jennifer Shaw, Nancy Siesel, Mark Sink, Kurt Smith, Sandy Sorlien, Pauline St. Denis, Harvey Stein, Gordon Stettinius, Ryan Synovec, Rebecca Tolk, Marydorsey Wanless, Shannon Welles, Matthew Yates, Dan Zamudio

* Now including the latest and greatest cameras, from the Pinhole Wide Holga, the Stereo Holga, and the all-new Blackbird, Fly *This edition expands on its fabulous lineup of artists by including well-known Christopher James and Michael Kenna*Still the most informative, colorful, and inspiring Plastic Camera guide in existence

Comments

Breder Breder
Plastic Cameras starts with a brief overview of what plastic cameras are all about - which one would imagine most people buying this book would be familiar with. Then we head directly into the key interest for many readers - ideas for what to do with such a camera.

The book features quite a number of artists, each with their own style. You learn a bit about the artist and how they achieve their results. Sure, you can hop on the internet and view thousands of random pictures, but here they are curated for you. The best of the best are arranged so you can page through, find what inspires you, and then of course you can always Google to learn more. There are a variety of inspirations. I really liked a diptych by Sylvia Plachy where the first image gives you a quite different impression than the pair as a whole. I also liked Laura Burlton's image of a real girl on a chalk-drawn fake background. It shows how endless the possibilities are. I especially love the shot-on-35-mm images where the image goes right over the sprocket holes.

It's important to note that there is nudity in here. If a parent is buying this for a young child, they should take that into consideration.

There's information in here on various cameras, like the Holga and Diana, with all their various accessories. It talks about film types.

It provides quite practical advice. Don't bother with a lens cap. I had heard this message many times and yet I still managed to try taking photos with the lens cap on! Really, listen to it. It provides details on how managing light leaks on Holgas.

I like the emphasis on fun techniques like multiple exposures. To me that's the beauty of a camera like a Holga. And the connected panoramas.

And then the book goes into wildly fun ideas. Take a cyanotype of your negative. Mat them with non-traditional framing.

I brought this to a photography meeting and people loved looking through it for ideas.

Well recommended.
Balhala Balhala
I love this book. Well worth it for the photos alone, but I have already used it as a reference quite a bit as I bought a lot of my toy cameras used and they didn't come with instructions. Some of the pictures are so good they made me put all my cameras away and give up photography forever, but I got over it. I just loaded up some fresh film and am hoping to produce something a tenth as good as this...
Water Water
This is a wonderful book. There are a wide range of examples I found very inspiring. Old school photographers and neophytes will appreciate this departure from the digital revolution. The book illustrates the appeal of toy cameras where what counts is the eye and heart of the photographer and not the sophistication or price of his/her equipment.. There is enough technical information to get you started and improve your performance but mostly it's an impetus to get out and take pictures.

The paper used in this book is beautiful and does justice to the many excellent images inside. If this were a large, hard cover coffee table book for big bucks, it would be a good investment. .
Shomeshet Shomeshet
As someone who has been involved with digital photography for over 10 years, I first became curious about 'plastic' cameras after seeing an exhibition of the author's work a few years ago. The images were hauntingly beautiful and I was surprised to find out they were completely un-touched by any digital process. Holgas, one of the models that form the centerpiece of this book, can produce a variety of images depending on how they are set up, or in some cases, not set up.

Michelle's book is fun to read and offers many tips, tricks and techniques for the amateur and seasoned photographer alike. I disagree with the reviewer who described the images in the book as too 'artsy fartsy'. I feel they appropriately serve to illustrate the techniques discussed and are a good overview of contemporary artists using 'plastic' cameras.

This is a great title for the curious. I'm now inspired to attempt some panoramas and double exposures as described in the book.
Muniath Muniath
As I'm not expert yet on toy photography, this book was great getting me started. It taught me a lot of new and great things and helped me understand my camera and what to expect from it and what it's capable of. I couldn't wait to get out there and start taking pictures. It teaches you the pieces of your camera, how to tape it, where to tape it, what you can do to make it do this or that. Even has a section on developing film. (Which after I take some classes will make a lot more sense to me.) I loved this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone getting a toy camera.