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Guest Post: D.S. Brennan Photography

Hello all, Diana Brennan here, of D. S. Brennan Photography. I was honored when Laura asked if I would write a guest post here on Lolalina and I’m psyched to be here! As a photographer (read: obsessed with photography) I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite photographic styles:

Through the Viewfinder (TtV)

This style is a blend of two worlds, vintage and digital. To create TtV images, the photographer uses a digital camera to shoot the image seen in the viewfinder of a vintage camera. The result – a digital image with the mood and character of a vintage camera.

Clockwise from top left:
Some Things Last Forever – by Squidart
Oh So Pink – by Integrity Studio
A Place for Us – by PocoLoco Creativo
Lemon – by Hilary Upton

Instant Film

Instant film photographs, especially Polaroids, have definitely found a place in my heart. The soft focus and muted colors have an incredible nostalgic quality.

Clockwise from top left:
She Wore Butterflies in Her Hair – by Susannah Tucker
Summer Swim Polaroid – by Anna Dykema
A Piece of Heaven – by Pocket Memories
Santa Monica in a Polaroid – by Urban Pink Photograph (this example is a digital faux Polaroid)

Black & White

My first photographic love was black and white photography. When color is removed, you notice lines, textures, and the play of shadow and light.

Clockwise from top left:
This is my home, the little girl told me. – by Labyrinthine Nature
The Way to Hope – by Zhaolin
Tragic – by Madelaine
Blossoms – by Alina Smith

Do you find yourself drawn to a particular photographic style? There are so many to choose from – I’ve barely scratched the surface here. Whether you prefer vibrant colors or layered textures, I hope you enjoy your meanderings through the world of photography.

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  • bein good to me July 14, 2010, 6:38 pm

    Loved this guest post! I’m a total amateur photographer and it’s been one of my goals to develop my skills so this post has been inspiring to me. I had never known of people using a digital camera to take a photo of what’s seen through a vintage camera’s viewfinder, what a neat idea! Now if only I could get my hands on a vintage camera…
    -Lisa
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  • Kira July 14, 2010, 9:07 pm

    They are all so different and so original. I love all of them!

  • Diana July 14, 2010, 9:22 pm

    Lisa – so glad you enjoyed the post! You can often find vintage cameras at antique and thrift stores – keep an eye out for the type that are held at the navel – they have nice large viewfinders! (The one I use is a Kodak Duaflex)
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  • Michelle July 14, 2010, 10:36 pm

    i love this post! i really want to try TtV photography…i need to hunt down an old camera somewhere though.
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  • Piper July 15, 2010, 1:03 pm

    I’m not a photographer but for some reason I’ve always been drawn to photography. It just always draws me in – these are such lovely photos. I’m completely smitten by Urban Pink’s work – it’s so cool!!
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  • Naked Girl in a Dress July 15, 2010, 11:31 pm

    These are beautiful images. Through the Viewfinder are my favorite.
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  • Leigha July 27, 2010, 10:19 am

    I am really enjoying all the photography collages and inspiration. Thank you!
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