My Diana Mini is my best friend and it produces beautiful little pictures! But only recently have I found a way to get some light leaks on demand into that bad girl, without having to do drastic changes to her...
This totally happened as an honest mistake! You see, I was in town and had just gotten to the end of my roll of expired Fuji Superia. A friend had walked up to me and started making small conversation, and without thinking, I proceeded to open up the back of my Diana Mini in order to load a new roll. But fortunately I realized in time the mistake I was making (I had not re-winded the film), little did I know, it would work out for the best!
So here’s the trick, when you’ve shot a picture on which you would like a bit of a light leak, simply shoot one or maybe two random photos (or even blank frames) and unlock the rear door switch! Now let the back slide off just a little bit (not too much, you don’t want to waste a whole roll) a couple of millimeters is enough. This should result in three, maybe four already exposed frames painted with a beautiful light leaked effect.
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