Diana F+ Camera Tips
It is a well known fact around these parts that amongst all my analogue snappers i have a real soft spot for the Diana F+. It was my first analogue camera, and that christmas present led to a year of happy shooting, and now an awesome job (and quite a few more cameras!) So, here are a few of my tips for using this lovely little thing.
1. Use colour negative 800 film
Here in the UK the light is never that brilliant. I find 800 film is the best to achieve that soft dreamy look that everyone loves so much.
2. Trash your film
Open the back of the camera a little bit halfway through a roll, when you take a roll out rub it between your fingers so the paper screws up a bit and light sneaks in the ends, carry it around in your bag for weeks before taking it to the lab. NEVER load your film in a darkened room. Lightleaks galore!
3. Expose, expose again
One of the first 'technical' questions i asked analogue master Adam Scott was 'if i do a double exposure, does the first or the second shot show through more?'
Since then more than a handful of Lomographers have asked me the same thing on twitter. The answer is - whichever is brightest. Simple when you think about it! So shots of clouds or trees double exposed with a person are total classics - you get a great texture from the light peeking through the clouds or trees, and a ghost of a person in between. Schweet!
Hope one or two of these tips is helpful, i'll do more soon!