Remember those plastic masks that came with your Diana? You know the ones to use for panorama shots and 12-into-16 shots. We have found a way to recycle them! Hopefully, you haven’t chucked them in the trash already. They slide perfectly in front of your film. When something is put directly in front on the film it can create interesting effects on the shot. Try it out. We have a couple of mask ideas to get you started: the Scratch Mask and the Filter Mask
The Scratch Mask
You will need: 1 Stanley Knife, 1 square plastic mask (the same as the one in the Diana package), a piece of cut-able transparent plastic, your Diana and some film of your choice.
- Transparent plastic – Cut your piece of transparent plastic so it fits corner to corner into your mask.
Screw out the lighting gauge – Take your trusty Stanley knife and scratch a frame into the plastic. Be as creative as the mood takes you.
- Take the back off your Diana and slide the mask into the back of your camera in front of where the film will go.
- Load the film as normal, snap away and develop to see results!
The Filter Mask
You will need: a pair of scissors, 1 square plastic mask, a piece of semi-opaque paper, a Diana.
This works on the same principle as the Scratch mask but instead of putting plastic inside the mask you need to find some semi-opaque paper to stick over the mask and into the back of the camera. See photographs. The paper Mandi used was actually the original mask packaging inside the Diana!
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.