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Tuesday, April 13



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.


40 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! great tips too :) I really love lomo photography & I have just bought myself a little Holga to do some summer experimenting with! x

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  2. Wow! What a fun experience! I like the photos Liss! Thanks for sharing! xo Kerri

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  3. Yah for Lissy Lomo Amigo!!! xo

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  4. OH GOSH. gluten and wheat free products!
    MMM YUMMMY. xoxox

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  5. i want those cupcakes!!!!!!!!!!
    i am trying to not eat sweets this week, and those cupcakes just about made me fall out of my chair.
    loves!
    britt

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  6. Thanks for the tips! I've been meaning to try some of that stuff out. Gorgeous coloring on the cupcakes by the way.

    Julia

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  7. This was just an amazing post, thank you for sharing!! I love the image of the cupcakes, its just so delightfully lovely <3
    Take care and hope you're having a lovely week so far!
    xoxo

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  8. great photos!! love the shots from india.

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  9. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!
    Gosh you live an amazing life Liss, you make me jealous!

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  10. Wow this is BRILLIANT! I love love love it! I just got a Diana F+ a week ago, so trying to hunt down some 120 film, so can't WAIT to start snapping away! So inspiring!! :)
    x

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  11. Perfect combination: cakes, diana mini, analogue fun.
    Congratulations on the feature. You look like a pro!

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  12. Oh how exciting! Love the pics you've posted and will definitely have to take the time to check out your Lomo feature. I wasted a whole roll of film because I hadn't checked the N and B settings too haha. I've tried taking a few photos indoors but they didn't turn out very well. So would love to hear your tips once you've figured that out!

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  13. cupcakes = much happiness =)

    http://sphanphotography.blogspot.com/

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  14. these are some great tips, i honestly can't think of anything else! and congrats on being a lomoamigo! YAY! :)

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  15. well aren't you the luckiest person in the world! what a great opportunity :)thankyou also for the tips, i would just love to get my hands on a diana mini. they take the most beautiful dreamy shots and looks so cute in your hands!
    Pearl xo

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  16. Congrats! This is so fabulous.

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  17. thanks for those tips, i recently bought a diana mini and was rather disappointed about my first roll of film.
    and i'm craving for one of those cupcakes, they look so yummmmyyyy!

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  18. I love those cute cupcakes! pink, green, blue, yes, all colors can make them! and like small dreams in cupcake shape

    :))

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  19. i just ordered my own Diana mini: I can't wait!!!!!

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  20. oh, that's amazing! and what lovely photos

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  21. Just found your blog by accident and Im glad I did! stunningly beautiful photos! :)

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  22. Thanks, I just got a mini and and it's good to get some tips. I'm very exited about it.

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  23. Hello I like your blog and it was to know if you would indeed like to make party of my members!
    You to just man has to click the link thank you for making a tour!
    http://lapluiefaitdesclaquettes.blogspot.com/

    PS: I realy like a cupcakes
    and sory my english is very not good ^^

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  24. Thanks for all the tips! I just wasted a whole roll on Saturday because it was on the "B" setting. So sad. And ya, my indoor shots are always fuzzy and dark. I'd love to hear your findings. Thanks!

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  25. Oooh how exciting, great tips! And nice to see some wheat free cupcakes :)

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  26. Beautiful photos! Thanks for the tips - I've definitely torn film by winding my Diana Mini too much. So hard to tell when it's set.

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  27. how fun fun fun!!! your pictures are fab! love the diana. thanks for sharing ;) xo.

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  28. such a great post... so inspiring. xx

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  29. i was just searching for tips on my new diana mini and i ran across this post. very helpful tips and i definitely have some 400 iso film so i'm going to start that. thanks!

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  30. yes great tips

    i love thatfirst pic...esp the fact that u can tell it is film

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  31. i'm hoping you can help me. i've just purchased a diana mini & can't see the difference when i change the focus positions. also when i look through the viewfinder everything looks really far away even though it might be right in front of the camera. is this normal & is there away to fix it?

    thanks so much. hope you can help me :)

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  32. @rhian ~ hi, yes all this is normal. As it's a plastic camera and not an SLR the view finder isnt a "real" view finder. So when you look through the view finder your not actually looking through the lense. Use the view finder as a guide only, and experiment with shooting from the hip, as in not using the view finder at all.... your first few films might not work, but when you do get those few photos that work out...its magic!!

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  33. Thanks for the post! Very helpful, I just got the diana mini for Christmas and so stoked to start experimenting!

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