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Life through a (blurry) pinhole

Experiments with the Diana F+ on pinhole settings! The ups, the downs and the absolute failures ;) Sorry for all the photos being loose, but I was having a fight with the emedding ;)

Photo by lilo

As an experiment I took off the lens from my Diana F+. I had been playing around with the different lenses, not really finding my ideal partner in crime yet.. The Diana has this awesome option, and I had seen a lot of pictures of people operating their pinholes with great ease and splendid grace. So I reconnend I could give it a shot.

Photo by lilo

The results were.. surprising..

Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo

I have two roles of blur and light flashes.. (I didn’t bother scanning more than four)

Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo

I did get some nice results though.. The first photo has some nice light leaks, while the second shows what I wanted it to show (small happy dance!). The third photo, taken at one of the train stations in The Hague doesn’t show what I intented it to show, but did work out..

Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo

Of course, almost no experiment is complete without my cat friend showing up somewhere.. In the first photo, I unfortunately only caught his ears, but in the second, I have a nice silouette of him against one of the windows.

Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo

So what has my little experiment taught me? Well, that I need to let go of the ISO 400 more.. I did already buy some new film to continue with my learnings! Also, I learned, this whole lomo business is harder than it looks! ;)

Photo by lilo
Photo by lilo

So how did you learn to operate your pinhole? Or are you still learning? Any tips are more than welcome!

written by lilo

4 comments

  1. lomomomma

    lomomomma

    I haven't tried the pinhole yet. One of these days I'll be daring enough to give it a go!

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  2. ibkc

    ibkc

    Forgive me for assuming, but it looks like you weren't using a tripod in at least some of these photos? A tripod, or at least keeping the camera steady by other means such as wedging it in a tree or something, is a must for pinhole work. Also, there are guides around on to how long to expose in different conditions; I actually took a screenshot of one such guide that is sold in the shop here on this site, printed it out, and taped it to the back of my Diana. In any case, some of these are very cool; I really like the last double exposure. Keep trying! :)

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  3. lilo

    lilo

    @lomomomma: You should try it! It is an adventure..

    @ibkc: You assume right.. I thought I could wing it, but my Diana was less convinced. It is a good tip, it just makes the whole point and shoot thing a little more elaborate. I'll check the guides, before moving on with my little experiment. Thanks for the tip!

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  4. gonzalosepulveda

    gonzalosepulveda

    I tried, a few years ago, to do a home made pinhole, it was a really good experience and i had no light leaks ! even though i only got 4 out of 10 good results. The others were even under or over exposured. Now i'm thinking in buying a Diana Multi Pinhole for my birthday :) i'll post some results someday.
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