Noise and Dust Through The Viewfinder

Just one of the many beautiful photographs found in the ‘Noise and Dust Through The Viewfinder’ Flickr group.

Noise_and_Dust_Through_The_Viewfinder

cc licensed flickr photo shared by milesdscott

Snip from the description of the group:

This group is for people interested in exchanging the noise and dust “finger print” of their old cameras – in this case from people toying with the Through The Viewfinder (TTV) technique.

The idea is to take a picture of a white background through the viewfinder of a vintage camera and thus getting a snapshot of the dirt and dust on the lens. But i guess any other ways of getting dirt and dust would be fine (photographing Super 8 off a wall, etc.)

The images have a wonderfully textured quality to them; something which can be used to apply vintage effects to your photographs with Photoshop or Gimp.

Link to the Flickr group.

Ps: If you are interested in learning how to apply the textures to your images, try these tutorials:

1) How To Apply Textures To Your Photographs.

2) How to Apply Textures to Images Using Photoshop.

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