Sunday, 11 September 2011

week in photos #34

I thought I'd do something a bit different this week, mainly because my actual week in photos was quite boring! I finally got around to putting some rolls of film from my Diana Mini and Fisheye cameras in to be developed and thought I'd share the results!

As you can see I'm still trying to master the Diana Mini. It's the camera I've owned the longest, and the camera I still don't fully understand. My photos always come out blurry, as though I'm not holding the camera steady when taking a shot so I made a big effort to hold as steady as possible for this roll of film.. and the results aren't that much better. So I'm putting it down to bad lighting (gonna use the flash all throughout my next roll as those photos come out clear) or the length of time I hold the shutter down. Can anyone who has mastered the art of the Diana Mini offer any tips?

I'm much happier with these photos from my Fisheye camera, and this was actually the first roll of film I've ever shot on it. I've actually got another roll to be developed (including some shots taken throughout a rollercoaster ride!) and now that I know the camera is quite reliable and easy to use, I'm really excited to see the results!

Hope everyone has had a great week! I'll be back to blogging tomorrow with another Lush review!


  1. Love the fisheye pics!!

  2. LOVE this post :D
    I've had my diana mini a while now, and my first roll came out better than I thought it would, seeing as I'd heard to expect quite a few crap photos. I think part of it is lighting, but also luck too! I've only just recently started using my flash, I love it, especially when using the colour gels with it.
    Really love your fisheye photos! I'd love to get a fisheye camera, been thinking about it for a while. But I may just get a fisheye lens for my dreamer, hmm. xx

  3. Hopefully you can figure out the Diana Mini camera but meanwhile, the fisheye pictures are pretty damn good!

  4. I quite like the slight blur on the Diana pictures! I do like the fisheye ones too though, always tempted to buy a fisheye lens for my camera.

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

  5. I love this post! I brought my BF the fisheye and we literally took it everywhere with us.. especially when we used to snowboard! We've also got the lomo supersampler which is awesome!
    I absolutely love the way the fisheye takes the photos.. and your's look awesome! x

  6. With the Diana and the Holga I think one of the charms is to get these blurry photos, you will not get perfect photos because both cameras are full of imperfections, but that's one of the things that people like about them. If you want sharper images I recommend using the flash or shooting only when it's very sunny outside. And always outside, never indoors.


  7. Great photos! Maybe you could try a tripod until you master it? :-)

    Nat x

  8. Gorgeous blog post!! Really inspirational pics!

  9. Loved this, I would love a Diana mini but I'm so useless with photography, I'm sure I'd have less luck than you! This fisheye photos are brill

  10. the pictures are so lovely!

  11. This fisheye pictures are beautiful, I love the one of the cute pink vespa :) xx

  12. I love your shots, the fisheyes came out really well! I must say, I have had the same problems with the Diana Mini which is the one I've owned the longest too. Are you sure you're using the right setting (as in not in bulb mode during the day but on the normal N mode)? Also try to use film with a high ISO, like 400 or something. Any lower and it will be blurry. You could also try to keep it on the "cloudy" setting even if it's sunny.. good luck! xx

  13. I've only had my Diana F+ for a couple of weeks and my roll of film hasn't been developed yet so I don't know how mine will turn out like. Hope they aren't blurry. Your fisheyes look really good :)

  14. I can't wait to get my first fisheye film developed! I've been toying with the idea of getting a Diana at some point too xx