Diary of an Intern: Giving My Diana Mini That Certain Something

2012-05-18 3

Hey girls! Do you also have a bunch of nail polish which you never ever use? Well here is how you can use them to customize your camera.

So we are already on week four of my internship at Lomography Headquarters and I finally did it! I got myself a new Diana Mini. But, as I think the individual touch of every picture is the most interesting aspect in analogue photography, I decided to give my new darling some individual touches. And, since there are always a lot of other cameras lying around in the office, I will just make sure there won’t be any confusions.

After searching the Magazine for helpful Tipsters and inspiration I decided to go for something new and put my collection of nail polish to use.

Here is what you need:

  • Nail Polish
  • Pair of Scissors
  • Tape (of course you can also go for freestyle)

After taping my camera, I just put on the polish, let it dry a bit and removed the tape (remove it when the polish is still a bit wet). I thought for a start it’s best to go for small easy geometric figures. Make sure not to get too adventurous because Diana does not like aggressive polish remover.

So, what do you think of my design? Do you prefer your camera all natural or with a touch of creativity? If you go for customization make sure to let me know about your results!

The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+. This camera takes soft-focused, lo-fi images in 35mm and allows you to change between half-format and square shots with a flick of a switch. Get your own Diana Mini now!

written by evarhabarber on 2012-05-18 #gear #tutorials #art #diy #vienna #tutorial #tipster #intern #nail-polish #diana-mini #customize #diary-of-an-intern


  1. megzeazez
    megzeazez ·

    I totally did this with my mini and my diana f+ about a year ago, love it!!!

  2. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Oh, nice tipster! Will try do something fun with my camera :)

  3. gr0219
    gr0219 ·

    my husbands little brother saw my glow in the dark diana and painted his diana f with my glow in the dark nail polish! you can't tell its another color until the lights are off. worked out great! :D

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