Petzval_header_october_2014_en
Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

The Advance Technique - A Tipster for Diana Multi Pinhole Operator

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

23 comments

  1. jeabzz

    jeabzz

    great tipster !! thaaanx :D

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  2. disdis

    disdis

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

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  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???)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  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

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  5. vicuna

    vicuna

    great tipster! :))

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  6. quaisoir

    quaisoir

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

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  7. ilovemydiana

    ilovemydiana

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

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  8. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    agreed with @vicuna and the others :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  9. kdstevens

    kdstevens

    Good job! Interesting photos!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  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 :)

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  11. mojo_lomo

    mojo_lomo

    awesome!!!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  12. mojo_lomo

    mojo_lomo

    awesome!!!

    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  13. kuia

    nice!
    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  14. mikmik

    mikmik

    gr8....
    about 4 years ago · report as spam
  15. -dakota-

    -dakota-

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

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  16. cpolpa

    cpolpa

    Thanks ;))

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  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... :)

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  18. -dakota-

    -dakota-

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

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  19. lenire

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

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  20. lenire

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

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  21. mephisto19

    mephisto19

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

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  22. 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

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  23. airport

    airport

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

    over 2 years ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Spanish, Português, Italiano & 中文(繁體版).