1. elvishstuff
    elvishstuff ·

    I want to know how did you take this with a little bit sun and without flash? Is it relevent to film type and exposure time or what? really like this:)

  2. trychydts
    trychydts ·

    The principles are pretty simple.

    The photo was taken in the morning, a room facing east, 2-3 ms from the window (the strength of light inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the light source -- it does not matter to hthe sunlight, since it is very, very, very far away already, but does work for the reflected light of the window). This means that the sunlight was much more brighter than the ambient light. The aperture was set to "~f16" on the Diana, and I used the normal shutter speed (~1/50 sec). This is approximately good to achieve a good exposure on the sunlit areas. Since everything was much darker, these things seem almost black on the photo.


    1. Use direct sunlight, fairly far from the window.
    2. The direction of the sunlight should be fairly parallel to the window (if there were a wall which could reflect the sunshine back to the room, the ambient light would have been much stronger). In the morning, you need a room facing east; at sunset, you need a room facing west.
    3. You should set the shutter/speed, exposure value according to the sunshine ("sunshine with clouds" on the Diana).

    Film speed is not relevant, you only have to choose the shutter speed/aperture values correctly.

  3. elvishstuff
    elvishstuff ·

    I guess,it's 400iso film,i heard that it ends up with more satisfiying pictures for diana. Thank you so much:)

  4. trychydts
    trychydts ·

    The ISO 400 film is better only because Diana's "aperture" settings are more or less calibrated to ISO 400. Actually, I think with an ISO 100 or 200 film, and a "cloudy" setting, this picture would have been even more dramatic. The lower the ISO, the stronger the contrasts -- so the shadows would have been much deeper.

  5. slumbrnghok
    slumbrnghok ·

    It's awesome as is! Such a great shot.

  6. andrekano
    andrekano ·

    What a lovely shot!

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