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"PLASTIC CAMERAS: TOYING WITH CREATIVITY" is the first complete guide to the world of toy camera photography. Originally released in 2006, and called "the definitive book on the subject" by Shutterbug, the second edition makes "Plastic Cameras" even more comprehensive and up-to-date, with a new foreword by Mary Ann Lynch.
Starting with a history and explanation of what these cameras are and where they came from, and continuing with 30 portfolios showing off the range and depth of the images these cameras can create, photos by 49 incredible photographers illustrate the book.
You'll find extensive how-to information, including a guide to cameras including the Holga, Diana, Diana+, Lensbaby, and Blackbird, Fly. Film choices, tips about what to photograph and how to deal with a variety of shooting situations are covered. Specific information leads you through prepping and using the Holga, along with advanced camera modifications. Flash, long exposures, infrared & instant film, and other techniques and covered, and chapters on processing and printing lead you through all the options after you've finished shooting your film.


Second Edition now available!
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A new section on alternative processes and presentation opens up a wide variety of possibilities for the advanced photographer. And the expanded resources give you a jumping off place to explore web sites, magazines and books featuring our beloved toy cameras. Jump in and discover the fantastic world of plastic cameras with the Holga Queen, Michelle Bates!Holga

Limited quantities of the first edition are available at a discount (see below)

 
A list of the book's contributors, links to their websites, other photographers and other toy camera resources. See work by David Burnett, Nancy Rexroth, James Balog, Mary Ann Lynch, Mark Sink, Ted Orland, Nancy Burson and more. The second edition features Sylvia Plachy, Michael Kenna, Thomas Michael Alleman, Brigitte Grignet, Christopher James & many other additions! [links to photographers & resources]
"Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity" has gotten rave reviews across the board. Read reviews by Ctein, several magazines and blogs, and see why 45+ Amazon readers think it's worth 5 stars!
Called "the definitive book on the subject" by Joe Farace in Shutterbug
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 Enjoy a look into the second edition here, and the first edition with Photo-Eye's Book Tease and Amazon's peek inside

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