Great Photos - Simple Cameras: From Holga to Pinhole: An Alternative Approach to Creative Photography

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Rocky Nook, Aug 20, 2012 - Photography - 304 pages

When we look at everyday life, we realize that it is far from easy. Indeed, we are often confronted with the contrary: complicated instead of simple; demanding instead of effortless.

As photographers, we face a similar situation with regard to our chosen hobby. The camera and computer are wonderful technical instruments, but their growing complexity can sometimes take away from the joy we find when we engage in creative work.

In this book, author Bernd Daub shows us that simplicity works. He describes how with simple camera techniques, traditional film, and some imagination we can create ambitious artwork. This book teaches us how to focus our attention on the motivation behind our chosen image and develop a strong image impact without the need for high-tech equipment and flawless exposures.

Learn about a variety of reasonably priced, low-tech cameras-such as the Holga, Diana, and Blackbird-as well as single-use cameras, the good old Agfa-Box, and the pinhole camera. For price-conscious beginners and intermediate photographers with high-quality equipment, this book provides ideas for alternative techniques without large investments. You'll discover many new possibilities as you foster your creativity.

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About the author (2012)

At the age of 30, Bernd Daub acquired some simple darkroom equipment and his passion for photography was ignited. He is a self-taught photographer and is continually developing his skills and adjusting his technique. Daub does not seek out specific images or try to fit his photographs into particular categories, but rather carries his camera with him so he can capture images spontaneously in his everyday life. He uses small- and medium-format cameras with black-and-white or infrared film. He prints his images on 30 x 34 cm photo paper and occasionally modifies his images in the darkroom.

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