Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity / Edition 2

Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity / Edition 2

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by Michelle Bates
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240814215

ISBN-13: 9780240814216

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240814216
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: What Are Plastic Cameras?
An introduction to the history of plastic cameras

CHAPTER 2: Plastic Portfolios
Images from 30 of the most influential and talented photographers using plastic cameras from the 1960s to today

CHAPTER 3: That's So Cute!
A survey of plastic cameras

CHAPTER 4: Film Options
Film options for Holgas and other low-tech cameras

CHAPTER 5: Prepping and Shooting Your Holga
A guide to prepping and shooting a Holga camera

CHAPTER 6: Let's Get Shooting!
Learn to love your plastic camera's quirks and make artful images

CHAPTER 7: Techy Tips
Using filters, fancy films, and flash with plastic cameras

CHAPTER 8: Holga Camera Modifications
Fussing with your Holga

CHAPTER 9: Film Handling and Processing
Processing, handling, and storage of exposed film

CHAPTER 10: Prints and Pixels
Reviewing and printing your images

CHAPTER 11: Alternative Processes and Presentation
Alternative printing techniques and information about matting, framing, and presenting your photographs to the world

RESOURCES
Plastic camera websites, publications, and suppliers

INDEX

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