Remember those plastic masks that came with your Diana? You know the ones to use for panorama shots and 12-into-16 shots. We have found a way to recycle them! Hopefully, you haven’t chucked them in the trash already. They slide perfectly in front of your film. When something is put directly in front on the film it can create interesting effects on the shot. Try it out. We have a couple of mask ideas to get you started: the Scratch Mask and the Filter Mask
The Scratch Mask
You will need: 1 Stanley Knife, 1 square plastic mask (the same as the one in the Diana package), a piece of cut-able transparent plastic, your Diana and some film of your choice.
Transparent plastic – Cut your piece of transparent plastic so it fits corner to corner into your mask.
Screw out the lighting gauge – Take your trusty Stanley knife and scratch a frame into the plastic. Be as creative as the mood takes you.
Take the back off your Diana and slide the mask into the back of your camera in front of where the film will go.
Load the film as normal, snap away and develop to see results!
The Filter Mask
You will need: a pair of scissors, 1 square plastic mask, a piece of semi-opaque paper, a Diana.
This works on the same principle as the Scratch mask but instead of putting plastic inside the mask you need to find some semi-opaque paper to stick over the mask and into the back of the camera. See photographs. The paper Mandi used was actually the original mask packaging inside the Diana!
The Diana F+ is a new twist on the ‘60s classic cult camera. Famous for its dreamy and soft-focused images, the Diana F+ is now packed with extra features such as panorama and pinhole capabilities. Available in our Online Shop.
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In this post we proudly present just a handful of the many, amazing Lubitel 166+ shots from the community. Go ahead and marvel at them, and while you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own Lubitel 166+ photos be featured on the Online Shop.
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Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
We love sharing photos! So, with the recent release of the beloved Lomo'Instant camera, we thought it would be a great idea to look at some of the best ways to share your instants with the world. Rather than letting them collect dust on a shelf or stay hidden away in a drawer somewhere, why not let everyone else in on your superb instant creations? Check out these 5 awesome ways you can do just that!
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