Saturday, April 16, 2011

Diana F+ cameras

Taking the Plunge

By sierraromeo  This photo was taken on May 21, 2009

so since my friends are getting Diana+'s cameras i thought of making a post about it and about it supplies, so let's start shall we :D

it's one of the most famous cameras in the Lomography world it's categorized as a Toy camera  The term is misleading, since they are not merely 'toys' but are in fact capable of taking photographs but it's called so because it manufactured almost entirely out of plastic.

so the Lomography world it's a world of its own i wont elaborate on it much now it's a big subject and it need it own blog :Pp 

but i'm going to mention the 10 golden rules of lomography :)
  1. Take your camera everywhere you go.
  2. Use it any time – day and night.
  3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.
  4. Try the shot from the hip
  5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.
  6. Don't think! Just Shoot (also the credo of Lomography).
  7. Be fast
  8. You don't have to know beforehand what you captured on film.
  9. Afterwards either.
  10. Don't worry about any rules.
okay let's get back to the subject Diana F+ as my lil search leads me to the most important matter is the film rolls, Diana + takes the 120mm and the Diana mini takes the 35mm but Diana F+ takes both which is amazing all you have to do is to switch the back and you can use it with an instance film because it have an instance back its just a brilliant piece of plastic <3

120mm film roll
we don't have it here in kuwait which is frustrating and stupid so the only solution is to order them online from amazon.com or lomography.com which it takes at lest 1-2 weeks to reach kuwait and out of customs. if you are lucky enough that is :)

35mm film roll
well i have been look for it and i did find some stores that sells them but the problem is it's really really hard to find the ISO of choice, i mean you have to work with what the local market have to offer and what's the local market offer is 200ISO.

i wanted the 100ISO the only place i found them at is at Ashknani photo labs and of course online store have them all but what if some ppl would like to work with high ISO for low light or night photography Good Luck on that :)

don't get me wrong the 100ISO and 200ISO there is not much of difference i think 200ISO gives better contrast and brighter colors but i was kinda picky :P

the instance films will no need to say they are nowhere to be found here in kuwait :D

so since i think i made my point of how underestimated is the film photography and how the digital photography have take over kuwait *sigh*

okay i don't know what to add more so i'll just add some youtube vids and a blog that i found very useful for the users of any kind of lomography cameras including all the dianas :)

diana website: http://microsites.lomography.com/diana/theory

flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/diana_plus/

blog: http://www.dianacamera.com/

youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/kaituba





Saturday, April 2, 2011

Double Exposure

This photo was taken by Above human on February 22, 2011.
 
 Film Cameras can be accidentally creative by that said, by mistake this photography technique have been discovered not sure by who i searched for this piece of information but no one can confirm who cares anyway :Pp
so how to do it well, let me give some history first :)

i tried it on my first film roll and since i was using 400 ISO film all my double exposure shoot got over exposed, stupid me as i said on my last post i was using 100 ISO setting on a 400 ISO film, don't judge me -_-

and even though if i was using the right film with the right setting i would get it over exposed too / maybe, but i was using the same exposure setting so i guess i would,

so i got cross this discussion well it had expand my knowledge a lil bit, so once again i jumped on the web and use my searching skills and got a better understanding of the subject.

the following have been quoted from here >> Link <<
start of quote "
 Analogue:

In film and photography, double exposure is a technique in which a piece of film is exposed twice, to two different images. The resulting photographic image shows the second image superimposed over the first. The technique can be used to create ghostly images or to add people and objects to a scene that were not originally there. It is frequently used in photographic hoaxes. It also is sometimes used as an artistic visual effect, especially when filming singers or musicians.
It is considered easiest to have a manual winding camera for double exposures. On automatic winding cameras, as soon as a picture is taken the film is typically wound to the next frame. Some more advanced automatic winding cameras have the option for multiple exposures but it must be set before making each exposure. Manual winding cameras with a multiple exposure feature can be set to double-expose after making the first exposure.
Since shooting multiple exposures will expose the same frame multiple times, negative exposure compensation must first be set to avoid overexposure. For example, to expose the frame twice with correct exposure, a −1 EV compensation have to be done, and −2 EV for exposing four times. This may not be necessary when photographing a lit subject in two (or more) different positions against a perfectly dark background, as the background area will be essentially unexposed.
Medium to low light is ideal for double exposures. A tripod may not be necessary if combining different scenes in one shot. In some conditions, for example, recording the whole progress of a lunar eclipse in multiple exposures, a stable tripod is essential.
More than two exposures can be combined, with care not to overexpose the film.

 Digital:

Digital photographs can be superimposed by using a software photo editor such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP, by altering the opacity of the two images and line them up over each other, or set the layers to multiply mode, which 'adds' the colors together rather than making the colors of either image pale and translucent.


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so i hope this helped you keep up for more search result :)