Golden Rule #2 - Use it any time – day and night. So let's apply it. Especially in the night. Let see, things I usually do in the night with my camera...
There’s plenty of things we can explore from analog cameras in the night, you can take a picture of light from a building, moving light from cars or motorcycles, and also take a picture of fireworks. But some people do not believe you can take pictures in the night. Actually, it’s just about how to take it. We can use long exposure. So This is what I usually do:
1. Switch your camera to Bulb Mode
Bulb mode is mode that allows your camera to open the shutter as long as you want by pushing the shutter button. It is usually symbolized with “B” on your camera. You can use the little thing that hangs on your Diana, or use a cable release like the Diana Cable Release,
2. Using low ISO film and using Pinhole mode or the smallest aperture
I usually use film ISO 100-200 like Kodak Colorplus 200, or Konica Minolta Centuria 200. and use sunny or pin hole mode of my Diana. the longest time you need the lowest ISO, and the smallest aperture.
3. Make your camera stay stable
To make a good photo of long exposure you must keep your camera stable. Find something to place your camera that is stable for long time. or you can use tripod like Large Flex Tripod.
Those are what I usually do when I do long exposures, are you ready to use camera on the night?