My First Lomo Affair: Smolda and the Diana F+


Radka’s first photowalk with the Diana F+ went without any fuss. The camera’s dainty looks charmed and brought smiles to the people she met that day. Have a look at the dreamy square photographs from Radka’s First Lomo Affair!

Radka aka smolda

Name: Radka
LomoHome: smolda
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Please tell us more about yourself.

Hi, my name is Radka and I live in Prague. I work in the event management of a small local company. We organize different kinds of events, from workshops for kids to company gatherings. I do love art and all creative activities, which includes photography. During my free time, I enjoy painting as well. Also, I play basketball even though I’m just 160cm in height.

When was your first try of a Lomography camera or film? What product was it?

I first used a Lomography camera at the beginning of August this year and it was my beloved Diana F+. I bought her on August 8 to be exact. I remember how excited I was. I wanted to try her immediately which I did. I was already looking at her for a few months before I decided to buy her.

smolda's photographs from her first lomo affair

Was the Lomography product yours or did you borrow it from a relative or friend?

All mine.

How was the experience? Any funny or strange occurrences?

It was awesome and so much fun! One of the best things about her is that she makes people smile. They see her in your hands and that’s it, you can shoot whatever you want. Diana opens doors for you.

A funny story happened on the first day I used my Diana. I took a picture of my friend and she thought it was a digital camera. Her first reaction was “Let me see the picture.”

smolda's photographs from her first lomo affair

Have you used that Lomography product again? Why or why not?

I have and I will. I have so much to learn and Diana is perfect for experimenting too. I’m thinking about making my own filters and masks and I am really looking forward to doing that. You’ll never know what the outcome will be with the Diana F+ which makes using her super exciting and fun.

Can you share us your favorite or most memorable shot from that First Lomo Affair of yours? Why is this your favorite?

Credits: smolda

I think this photo is the best one from my first roll and the best double exposure I have ever made so far. It is a picture of my sister menrea in the fields at dusk.

How did it affect your love for Lomography/film photography?

Diana makes me want to learn and experiment more. She makes me want to take more pictures.

Thank you smolda for sharing your First Lomo Affair!

written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-27 #lifestyle #my-first-lomo-affair


  1. menrea
    menrea ·

    haha funny :D :D :D

  2. smolda
    smolda ·

    sure lomosister @menrea :D
    thank you so much @icequeenubia! :)

  3. menrea
    menrea ·

    Family Lomobusiness :D :D :D @smolda

  4. smolda
    smolda ·

    @roxyvonschlotterstein, @xsara, @smolda, @aditya-handoyo, @waynejordan, @maria_vlachou, @priyotrilaksono, @akles, @mczoum and @menrea
    Thank you guys for your likes and support! :)

  5. leo4
    leo4 ·

    I see why that double exposure is your best picture on your first roll!! It's awesome and so much detail in it! I'm trying to get that down packed right now (double exposures) and that's what I'm looking for photos like THAT!! Love ur work!

  6. smolda
    smolda ·

    Thank you so much @leo4! Go for it! :)

  7. juliabrummer
    juliabrummer ·

    Awesome Radka! Congrats ^_^

  8. smolda
    smolda ·

    Thank you dear, @juliabrummer! :)

  9. pablo_keaton
    pablo_keaton ·

    The Diana F+ is so awesome, both in 35 or 120mm!!

  10. smolda
    smolda ·

    @pablo_keaton It is indeed! :)

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