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Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity

Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity
Author: Michelle Bates
ISBN 13: 9780240814216
ISBN 10: 240814215
Edition: 2
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2010-10-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 286
List Price: $29.95

Take a tour of the burgeoning world of plastic cameras and low-tech photography. Whether you're an experienced enthusiast or toy camera neophyte, you'll find Plastic Cameras chock full of tantalizing tips, fun facts and, of course, absolutely striking photographs taken with the lowest-tech and simplest tools around.

I got me a Holga. Now what?

Holgas need a little TLC before they're ready to go out into the world and start snapping. Plastic Cameras digs through all the different Holga models available, lays out their advantages and quirks and helps you get up to speed on all the prep you'll neeed to do to jump in on the toy-camera revolution.

What should I Feed my Plastic Camera?

Holgas, Dianas, and other toy cameras can use many types of film. Plastic Cameras lays all their pros and cons out on the line letting you get some images you want, and some you could just never imagine.

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. 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.

What Next?

From negatives to prints or pixels, we help you navigate your post-shooting choices.

Don't Forget

The Diana, Banner, Action Sampler, Photo Blaster, Lensbaby, and NEW Blackbird are all toy cameras with their own loveable qualities. We'll look beyond the Holga to show a whole wide world of toys!