Stencil in the back of Diana F+


Inspired by the Tori Amos Rome competition I wondered how could I photograph Rome in Wellington New Zealand.

I came up with a stencil design based on Roman Architecture to cast a shilouette on my negative and I got the idea for that from this brilliant tipster

Choppity chop, I sketched then cut out a stencil shape to fit on the back of my Diana's 16 frame mask.

Can you spot my misstake?

By the way I’m using 35mm stock in the back of Diana with my own sponge and masking tape version of this tipster that uses rubber bands rather than tape (don’t forget to off center your new spool as it recesses in to the top of the camera);


So on my second try I flipped the stencil around and got the result I was aiming for.

written by motionpicture on 2011-08-23 #gear #tutorials #camera #tipster #camera-modification #gupexperiment-stencil-diana-f-sprockets-35mm


  1. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    I'd the same with a heart on my holga but didn't think about the lack of mirrors=upside down. Good results eh

  2. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    I did the same thing multiple times - that's what you get when you're too lazy to get your rolls processed for months! So cool this temple stencil, by the way!

  3. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    I'm impressed with your patience for cutting that stencil. I encountered similar "upside-down" issues with my first stencils- haha. Lesson learned :) Your photos turned out cool.

  4. jjonn
    jjonn ·

    I need to try this! Looks fantastic!

  5. cigdemtalu
    cigdemtalu ·


  6. strangelilgirl
    strangelilgirl ·

    Soooooo creative! Truly worthy of being a tipster.

  7. marielovesponies
    marielovesponies ·

    brilliant! we just need some pieces of plastic to visit the world. I LOVE IT x

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