I've been waiting for what feels like FOREVER to share this with you all. A while back I was asked by Lomography to be a LomoAmigo for the new Diana Mini camera (although not so new now) and I jumped at the chance.
As a LomoAmigo I was equipped with a Diana Mini and a whole bunch of film to go out and see what I could capture. I decided to take the camera to India with me and finally I can show you the results, there is also a few photos from Melbourne thrown in there too. So you can read the feature HERE ~ at the bottom of the article there's a little slideshow to click through all my photos. I hope you like them!!
I thought I would also take the time to share a few tips and things I've learned so far using the Diana Mini....maybe they will help if you're just starting out
Tips for using the Diana Mini
- Ive found high speed film is the best to use with the Mini. So start with 400 or if its a nice sunny day try out 200iso.
- Shooting in daylight gets the best results for standard 400iso film. Most of my indoor ones came out very fuzzy as there wasn't enough light, so I'm now trying out the flash and faster speed films for indoors - will let you know if this helps.
- oh and check that the little switch is on "N" and not slipped over to "B" (unless of course you want the B setting) I wasted a whole roll of film with this switch wrong!!!
- Winding the film on is definitely not exact, just wind till you feel it has tightened and hopefully your at the right spot!! if your not then you will get some nice double exposures anyways...and be careful not to wind too tight as that can break the film....made this mistake too.
If you have some of your own tips do share in the comments below.