The Diana Mini is perfect for experimenting with the bulb mode. Create some intriguing panoramic shots quickly and simply!
Analogue Prophecy #3: Expect the Unexpected and the Excitement of Experiment – what better way to experiment than to surrender to bulb mode, wind on without care and see where it takes you?
Here’s how I created some panoramic shots that I love.
Take the Diana Mini and set her to half-frame mode. Select the Cloudy setting and put her on Bulb mode.
Now, choose a subject (a long, panoramic one is best but as you’ll see from my photos, not necessary) and take your first shot. Make sure it’s on bulb mode and do it hand-held – no tripods! Don’t hold the shutter open too long, just imagine you’re taking a ‘normal’ shot on N mode.
Now, wind on a little but not entirely to the next frame. Aim a little to the right and take your next shot. Repeat until you’ve captured as much of the subject as you want to.
And that’s it! The fun is in experimenting. When set to Bulb mode you never quite know what you’re going to get and the added element of doing multiple exposures only makes it even more experimental and unpredictable. Try it, you just might find your new style and don’t forget – Expect the Unexpected…