Diana Mini - The Newcomer

3

A brief tale of becoming new to Lomography - Discovering the Diana Mini!

I’m not entirely sure how I stumbled into Lomography but after processing my first film, I’m hooked!

My interest in photography began about ten years ago when I picked up a Pentax ME Super in a local 2nd hand camera dealer. I started reading loads of magazines and trying different things. I had mixed results, some good pictures but nothing really amazing. Looking back, I think I was trying too hard.

I upgraded to a Canon EOS within a couple of years and that provided really good quality pictures, however I found myself using it for the usual holiday snaps and not a hobby camera.

I’m planning a trip to Barcelona in the summer and I’m tired of lugging a big camera around and I’ve been warned of pickpockets and thieves. I thought that it was time I bought a smaller camera.

I immediately stumble on to the Diana Mini as an obvious choice, 35mm film, small, light and after reviewing some of the photos from this camera I knew it was the one for me. If anything I was sceptical that a plastic camera could yield such creative and captivating images.

I’ve shot 1 film and the results are awesome, I just want to shoot more, I think its time to bulk order some Sensia.

written by wardboy77 on 2010-08-28 in #reviews #newby #lomography #user-review #diana-mini

3 Comments

  1. pietrone
    pietrone ·

    You're right!! Diana Mini is really a lovely piece of plastic!! Love it

  2. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    Great photos for your first roll! The one of the Angel of the North is stunning. Very impressive!

    Buy as much Sensia as you can, though - they're stopping production, so if you're a fan of Sensia, you really want to set a corner of your fridge aside and stockpile some.

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great shots! And the Diana Mini is a great choice! :)

More Interesting Articles

  • Newcomer of the Week: finrin

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-06-07 in #world #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: finrin

    Seoul, South Korea-based music director Finrin's first brush with analog photography was with a Diana Mini En Rose she received as a birthday gift from her loving fiancé. Joining the community and seeing the inspiring photos of other lomographers motivated her to be a keen observer and shoot even more. Let's all cheer for our Newcomer of the Week, finrin!

    2
  • Newcomer of the Week: billseye

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-06-14 in #world #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: billseye

    Having a professional photographer in the family paved a way for Bill to start taking interest in photography early on. In this interview, he shares more about how he discovered the community and his passion for shooting analog. Let's all welcome our newcomer of the week from USA, billseye!

    3
  • Newcomer of the Week: jaymeephotography

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-08-31 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: jaymeephotography

    Her passion for photography pushed her to leave college a year early and pursue an education dedicated to the art of taking photographs. Let's all welcome New Zealand's Jaymee Morrison, or simply jaymeephotography, our Newcomer of the Week!

    2
  • Shop News

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras! Don't miss the 20% discount!

  • Newcomer of the Week: analogeanstalten

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-09-21 in #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: analogeanstalten

    Her interest in photography started when she saw a shop in Vienna selling cameras with her name "Diana" printed all over. She then applied as an intern in Lomography Germany where she had a great time getting on the analogue grind. Let's all give our cheerful and perky Newcomer of the Week, analogeanstalten, a warm welcoming hug!

    2
  • Newcomer of the Week: kristenwithacamera

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-06-21 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: kristenwithacamera

    Shooting on film is an integral part of Kristen's identity. She mostly dedicates her work to Upstate New York, specifically the Catskill Mountains, where she grew up. Falling in love with the LomoChrome Purple's charm led her to setting up a LomoHome. In this interview, she talks more about her passion for shooting in purple and her upcoming exhibit featuring some of her LomoChrome Purple photographs that she printed on metal.

  • Newcomer of the Week: apneet

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-02 in #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: apneet

    Our Newcomer of the Week is a music student from New York with a passion for fashion and film photography. Meet the talented and stylish Apneet Kaur!

    1
  • Shop News

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    Diana Mini and Flash Petite Noire at 25% off

    At 25% off you can take dreamy 35mm images with this little black beauty. Beam coloured light into your shots with its accompanying Diana Flash Back accessory and be the analogue king of the night.

  • Newcomer of the Week: choidaehan

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-09-28 in #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: choidaehan

    Our Newcomer of the Week is a film student from Seoul, South Korea. She always carries the legendary Lomo LC-A to take photographs of random things she finds attractive. Say hello to Choidaehan!

  • Newcomer of the Week: psychedelica

    written by icequeenubia on 2015-03-22 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: psychedelica

    His love affair with analog photography started with a Zenit 12 which he received as a birthday present. Almost a decade has passed since but he still continues to capture his everyday life and the spirit of Istanbul's streets on film. Get to know our newcomer of the week from Turkey, Can Ortak also known in the community as psychedelica!

    8
  • Newcomer of the Week: emmesalvezza

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-08-23 in #world #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: emmesalvezza

    Italy's Michele, also known in the community as emmesalvezza, works as a filmmaker and a photographer. He wholeheartedly embraces the inherent quirks of shooting in film and considers light leaks, visible grains, and other "defects" as the "most interesting part of a shot" that need not to be corrected.

    3
  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Newcomer of the Week: nickt

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-07-05 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: nickt

    Niccolò Turetta started taking photographs on film at a young age. Looking for tips on making better images, he stumbled upon the website and eventually joined the community as a motivation to further improve his craft. Let's all welcome our newcomer of the week from Torreglia, Italy, nickt!

    4
  • Newcomer of the Week: ghost_paper

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-07-12 in #world #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: ghost_paper

    Jacob Swedlund likens the excitement of shooting on film with reading a gripping book that he cannot simply put down. With endless stories to share, he enthusiastically records his daily adventures and innermost thoughts through photography. Let's get to know our newcomer of the week from Baumholder, Germany, ghost_paper!

    2
  • Newcomer of the Week: brxxch

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-16 in #lifestyle #videos
    Newcomer of the Week: brxxch

    "Take your camera wherever you go" is one of Lomography's golden rules that she religiously follows. Her lomographs shows her dedication to documenting even the most mundane moments of her life through beautiful photographs. Meet our newcomer of the week from United Kingdom, Breech!