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The Washi Tape & Sharpie Film Discovery Solution

2011-04-03 14

I’ve had my Diana Mini for about a year and a half now, and I only recently realised that it would be a good idea to try & remember what film I had in her. Since I have a big love for high speed films I thought it would be handy to know what kind of light to be looking for when out & about.

I’ve had my Diana Mini for about a year and a half now, and I only recently realised that it would be a good idea to try & remember what film I had in her. Since I have a big love for high speed films I thought it would be handy to know what kind of light to be looking for when out & about.

So I give you the very technical Sharpie & washi tape solution! (I do realise that it’s kinda unlikely that I’m the first one to think of this.)

Firstly, tear off some washi tape (it’s best to use light colours, so you can read your writing clearly), then fix it to the back of your camera of choice, then before you load your new film into your camera write it’s details on the washi tape. Such as “Lomo 800 ISO 36 exp C-41”.

Once you have shot the film you can easily & without damaging your camera, peel the wash tape away & stick it to a page in a notebook or somewhere similar to keep track of what filmed you have used. You can also use it again if you want to.

I’ve love it so much that I also use it on my LC-A… not only is it informative… but it’s even a tiny bit pretty.

http://www.milkandmiel.com

written by milkandmiel on 2011-04-03 #gear #tutorials #film #diana-mini #tipster #washi-tape #sharpie #lomo-lc-a #top-tipster-techniques

14 Comments

  1. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    your pictures of the cameras are lovely

  2. hidings
    hidings ·

    simple, but cute!

  3. nural
    nural ·

    I thought of doing this with a post-it but that comes of way too easily! I gotta do this because I even forget if I have film inside or not :(

  4. graefin
    graefin ·

    Good idea! I just need to find this kind of tape :)

  5. onegreenfan
    onegreenfan ·

    put tape on ended roll with instructions for next double exposure friend to use. like trade...see what you started! ant

  6. disasterarea
    disasterarea ·

    I have the same problem with my (now counting 7) film cameras. But I get around it by always trying to use the same film in each one, as (in my opinion) certain films match the types of shots taken by each camera.

  7. 1511
    1511 ·

    i do that with my diana too! just that i use pencil and update the markings whenever i change a roll!

  8. softprops
    softprops ·

    Awesome and practical advice. I'm relatively new to lomography have hava a diana mini to. I'm trying to experiment with what works best but always forget what I am using. I'm definitely doing this.

  9. catherinejcruz
    catherinejcruz ·

    :) cool tipster. since you mentioned loving high-speed film, and i've recently tried 800 iso and will probably use more of it, any advice on what's the best way to maximize my use of it? got a Diana F+. i would appreciate it! thanks!!!

  10. originalslicey
    originalslicey ·

    If anyone else is wondering what Washi Tape is, I had to look it up. It's the Japanese equivalent of decorative masking tape or craft tape in many different colors and styles. www.uncommongoods.com/product/japanese-paper-decorative-tape

  11. milkandmiel
    milkandmiel ·

    @catherinejcruz I've done a couple of blog posts over at www.milkandmiel.com about film speeds with examples etc. I hope that helps. :-)

  12. weiven
    weiven ·

    haha that's cute.

  13. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    its funny how i often do the same stuff, just to make it easier for me, but never have the idea to write a tipster about it..

  14. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    :D that's FINE!!!

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