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Dreaming with the Diana: Kara Hizon from the Philippines

The Diana F+ has long been a lomographer's favorite for its beautifully dreamy photos. Wherever you shoot, the Diana F+ will definitely add a touch of retro charm to your lomographs. Let's follow lomographer-surfer Kara Hizon around her favorite beaches through her dreamy Diana F+ photographs!

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Like many lomographers around the world, Kara Hizon from the Philippines likes to treat her Diana F+ cameras to beautiful sceneries, especially the beach. Kara, a database and software engineer, cites photography and surfing as her two passions in life. “This is why I’m always torn between paddling out or shooting away with my favorite camera whenever I’m at the beach,” she shares in her blog.

A quick look at Kara’s popular photos in her LomoHome — ak47lomogurl — will affirm her love for surfing and the beach with all her beautiful seaside snaps. Now that the Philippines, known for her snap-worthy tropical getaways, is on its last leg of the summer season, we’re sure that Kara has been frequenting her favorite surf spots and shooting away with her Diana F+ cameras!

But, how does she find shooting with the Diana F+? She tells us:

"The Diana F+, aside from being attractive and fun with all of its unique editions, was quite a challenge to learn and use coming from point and shoot toy cameras. Despite the numerous frustrations from my first few rolls, a single focused and perfectly exposed picture always left my mind blank in the awe that I actually created such a beautiful picture!

Photo by ak47lomogurl

My favorite shot was taken at a beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan during sunset (photo above). I actually missed the sunset because I had to reload the film, so I decided to take a long exposure shot. I stood by the banister for 10 full minutes, holding the shutter open and the camera in place while my friends tried their best to distract me; but I held still. When the film was developed I was so inspired by the beauty the Diana F+ captured — the dreaminess and the magic of that moment was immortalized. This is why I love the Diana F+."

We know our fellow lomographers adore beaches as much as Kara does, so why don’t we take a look at some of Kara’s lovely seaside snaps taken using the Diana F+!

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.

written by plasticpopsicle

1 comment

  1. boredbone

    boredbone

    lomo stoked! gorgeous shots Kara!

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