The Advance Technique - A Tipster for Diana Multi Pinhole Operator

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An easy but effective technique for your beloved Diana Multi Pinhole Operator!

What you need is a Diana Multi Pinhole Operator, a tripod and film, film, and lots of film. You need the DMPO cause it has the automatic bulb-setting, means as long as the switch is down, it exposes. Insert the film as usual, mount your DMPO on the tripod, look for something you want to shoot and let the technique starts. Depending on the light conditions you expose the first part quite normal, underexpose only a little bit (about minus 1/4th of the exposure time) and start advancing the film while you are exposing. Now you have to be careful to avoid over- or under exposure. As the film is transported, some parts will be exposed longer. So expose around 1/4th of the regular time while transporting. Due to the transportation, the speed changes.

For me it has to do with a feeling for the light conditions, the film and the subject. It is a trial and error thing, I guess and you should be used to pinhole photography or this technique might be disappointing.
As my scanner can scan a maximum of 3 6×6-shots in a row I avoid taking longer shots. But that would be possible, too. One entire film shot with advance technique, that would look cool!

So here a guide in steps:
1. Insert a film
2. Mount the tripod
3. Look for a subject
4. Start shooting the first part and
5. Start advancing while you still expose.
6. Stop exposing (after 3 frames)
7. Advance to the next number without exposing ;)

You can also try this technique with 35mm films and the Diana 35mm Back.

But as you can see here: The sky was too bright and i exposed too long so the subject disappeared.

Please try this technique and show your results!

written by mephisto19 on 2010-08-29 in #gear #tipster #quickie-tipster #mephisto19 #advance-technique #art #film #diana-multi-pinhole-operator #camera #handicraft #pinhole-masters-and-magic

23 Comments

  1. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    great tipster !! thaaanx :D

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    Then I need the Diana Multi Pinhole Operator! But I love the tipster anyway. Nice results you got!

  3. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @disdis the dmpo is worth buying... i wanted it for soooooo long and after i got it i used it a lot! like the multi pinhole settings, too and the filters... ach... wonderful (have i already written a review???)

  4. satomi
    satomi ·

    Awesome! I was wondering how you do this so well! I love how they come out. I need to try this!!:D

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great tipster! :))

  6. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    oooh great one!thanks!!!i shall try this soon!

  7. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    saw those before but now i know how you've managed ;o)

  8. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    agreed with @vicuna and the others :)

  9. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    Good job! Interesting photos!

  10. domyblue
    domyblue ·

    Wow I was waiting for this tipster for long time!!! The first part was clear in my mind when Stephan wrote Advance Technique:) But for step 6 and step 7 I was blind! This tipster is very helpfull ! I love your pictures and the results of this experiment :)

  11. mojo_lomo
    mojo_lomo ·

    awesome!!!

  12. mojo_lomo
    mojo_lomo ·

    awesome!!!

  13. kuia
    kuia ·

    nice!

  14. mikmik
    mikmik ·

    gr8....

  15. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    WOW! But what happens if i do the same thing with diana f+? could i damage my diana?

  16. cpolpa
    cpolpa ·

    Thanks ;))

  17. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @-dakota- sorry... i just now saw your comment... the diana f+ works also for that technique, but it is much easier with the DMPO as the shutter just stays open and you do not have to hold it down... so you have the hand to advance... :)

  18. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    it's not a problem! thank you very much! I have to try it :)

  19. lenire
    lenire ·

    i wish i had read this sooner, something to try for next year!

  20. lenire
    lenire ·

    i wish i had read this sooner, something to try for next year!

  21. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    @lenire you can always use pinhole cameras - not only on WPPD! ;)

  22. lenire
    lenire ·

    @mephisto19 thats true. but i have so many cameras to play with. anyway i was stumped with this years WPPD, which is why i was lamenting. but ready to give this a try

  23. airport
    airport ·

    useful tips=)) i'm thinking about whether to buy it .....

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