Diana Mini, Flash, Square Format, Black and White and in your face!


I needed a camera on a night out and decided to be extremely shallow and go for looks. Diana mini white with a white flash would suit my style for the evening. Black and white film would give me an edge but I never expected the results to be this good!

I’m a big fan of flash photography but my life is a little “daytime” so i don’t often get a chance to shoot this style.

Recently on a rare night out i decided to try out the Diana Mini with flash and some black and white film. I love the results with slightly soft images, a little burned (note to self, step further back next time) plus the good old grain of film!

Some shots were taken daytime using the flash as a fill light.

written by adamscott on 2010-10-05 #gear #black-and-white #review #adam-scott #square-format #flash #uk #staff-review #diana-mini


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  1. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    hey @adamscott. How long ago did you submit this? I am trying to figure out how long it takes to get an article published

  2. adamscott
    adamscott ·

    not sure but there might be a backlog of articles. I'll speak to the backend geeks

  3. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Photo 6 looks likes Al Pacino!

  4. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    I <s>want</s> NEED a white flash for my white Diana Mini! Did you nick yours off a Colette clone?

  5. stickyvinny
    stickyvinny ·

    Yeah, there was supposed to be a line crossing out "want" but it's been many years since I've been on myspace and I don't think my brain likes me haha

  6. xinch
    xinch ·

    this is awesome!!
    what type of film did you use? ilford? :)

  7. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    I love almost all of them... the little bit of burned and over exposed is the speciality of it, and i do really love them...

  8. realpond
    realpond ·

    i want diana mini!!

  9. adamscott
    adamscott ·

    @xinch i used rollei 400 uk.shop.lomography.com/films/rollei-400-35-36exp-infrared-f… recomended by @golfpunkgirl
    @stickyvinni yes nicked from a colette but i think they are available in white

  10. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I really love #4 and #9, stunning!

  11. paramir
    paramir ·

    great results! you got them really nice and crisp, not too easy with the mini... :) beautiful gallery.

  12. muddymire
    muddymire ·

    this is adorable :)

  13. muddymire
    muddymire ·

    this is adorable :)

  14. mimifleuri
    mimifleuri ·

    What beautiful results. Didn't try my Mini with a flesh yet, but now'i'm itching to get started :D

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