Tigerlilly Quinn: My first Diana roll

Monday, 14 January 2013

My first Diana roll

Do you remember a while back when I told you I would be sharing my shots from my Diana F here on the blog? Well they have just arrived (Lomography email you the scans before you receive a hard copy so I have yet to hold them in my hands). This is the first time I have used a Diana camera so I had no idea how they would turn out or if the settings I was shooting in were right for the conditions. Basically like most things in life I disregarded advise or instructions and decided to leap in and see what happens. 
So here are my 5 photos, actually I had three more on this film but they were pretty unflattering for the subjects (think taking a shot just as someone half blinks) so it wasn't really fair to share those on the internet. 
Out of the five I would say I really love the second and last one. I tried to be a clever clogs with double exposing the third one down and probably ruined two good pictures there but its all leaning and experimenting right? It's odd, growing up in an age where digital camera's are the norm it feels quite alien to take a picture and not see immediately if it works. I have another roll ready to use and think I have a better understanding now of what conditions produce better pictures so I'm looking forward to trying again with round two. 
Do any of you have a Diana F camera? Any tips for me? 

16 comments:

Kate said...

How fun! I love this!

Lauryn Green said...

I love the second photo, the light is amazing!
I have an Holga, and I never take indoor photos (or I take it with flash). I love to shoot on sunny days, photos look better :)

Helen - sittinginthekitchensink said...

The second picture is gorgeously golden x

unfounddoor said...

These turned out reallllly nice.

I know what you mean about not seeing a photo right away - do they feel more special? I sometimes feel like the ability to take 60 photos in succession and then edit it down to just 1 or 2 'good' ones means I spend less time really thinking about what I'm taking. (but without the sixty I doubt I'd even get the 1 or 2;)

It also seems strange to have the effects from the physical properties of film rather than as a digital insta-filter effect

CheCiara said...

I love the second photo. Really beautiful.

mizhenka said...

These are great, especially the second photograph. If I have five decent shots from a roll, I'm usually pretty happy!

Remi said...

These look so awesome for your first roll! I the first 2 rolls I took turned out funky!

luzmaría Alam said...

Pretty cool, i also have a mini diana, it´s white :D , keep going, you are doing a great job here.

Alicebijou said...

I love the second to last too!

I think the nice thing about the Diana's is you don't have to be overal accurate.. I rarely look through the view finder, i just guess and see what happens. Double exposures are a funny one... its nice to take a photo of a person then overlap with a texture, like the sea..or flowers.

Looking forward to seeing more. Analogue is so much fun and its so lovely seeing it make a come back!

Kati said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
I would also love to shoot more film!

-Kati

fritha strickland said...

Lauryn thats a good tip, the ones taken on sunny days certainly look better! x

fritha strickland said...

Helen - isn't it! It helps that her hair is so lovely and golden x

fritha strickland said...

I know exactly what you mean! I take about 50 pictures and maybe keep 6. It was hard being so selective about my shots! x

fritha strickland said...

Alice - yes my plan was to double expose the picture of the sea with the one of my sister..somehow I got that wrong and ended up with a picture of the sea and the double exposure of two people pictures! ah well its a learning experience, I totally agree so lovely to see a come back! x

fritha strickland said...

Michelle - ahh thank you! And yes I should be happy with the amount I liked :) x

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

I love the double exposure shot! I was frustrated with my first roll but happy with the second. What film did you use? I think that can have a huge impact on the outcome of the shots. I stuck with landscapes for my roll but might have to try portraits/people with the next one : )

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