Film Photography


One of the (many) cameras I took away with me to The Lake District was my little Diana F+ (a 120 film toy camera).

lomo diana - ennersdale

I diligently ensured it didn’t get left out amongst its bigger, flashier cousins and that it got its fair share of snapping time. I’m nice like that.

lomo diana - stream

There was a problem though. When I was gathering up all my film for a trip to the lab I knew things weren’t right with the film in my Diana – instead of being tightly wrapped like it was when it went in, it was all baggy and loose round the spool. Uh oh!

lomo diana - boat trip

I was very close to binning the film there and then – chalking it up to experience; give yourself enough time to load up your film carefully in the future, don’t wait till you’re halfway up a mountain and wearing mittens.

lomo diana - sailing

As I was going to the photo lab anyway I thought I’d risk getting it developed, and I’m so glad I did!

lomo diana - water

The ones near the centre, the ones I took first were were almost perfect, but as the roll progressed there were more and more light leaks and, most excitingly, the numbers and print from the film backing paper became exposed onto the film.

lomo diana - double exposure

I love the numbers! These photos look like I’ve gone crazy adding textures and colours in photoshop but it’s all ‘real’.

lomo diana - post box

Have you had any happy accidents photographically speaking (not just with film)?

All taken with Lomo Diana F+ Edelweiss and FujiColor Pro 160NS film

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  • Reply
    Gaby Velasquez
    19 October 2011 at 22:57

    Hi Angie! I love your photography. I was wondering how do you get your lomo print film onto your website. Do you request a digital copy of your film? or do you scan? Thank you very much! Keep producing awesome photos!

    • Reply
      19 October 2011 at 23:40

      Hi Gaby – when i have my film processed they scan the film at the same time and add put them on a CD for me :)

      • Reply
        gaby velasquez
        20 October 2011 at 23:59

        Thanks for the respnse! :)

  • Reply
    20 October 2011 at 09:07

    A symphonie of beautiful errors… Love the results. So glad you got the film processed. By the way, you’re making me want to go back to film. I haven’t shot film since… ooh… well, for at least 10 years. Since before I got into photography. I think I have an old pre-digital Canon SLR knocking around my attic somewhere… Want to dig it out now. But have no lenses for it. Hmm… The ones from my digital SLR won’t work, will they? I wonder if one can still by second hand lenses for non-digital cameras somewhere. Surely. But in Brussels? I’ll have to find out.

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      20 October 2011 at 14:37

      Is your canon film camera one of the EOS series? If it is then any of the EF Canon lenses will fit (but not the EF-S lenses) – if it is, all you would need is the film!
      I feel like I am luring you over to the dark side… >:)

  • Reply
    20 October 2011 at 14:38

    they look beautiful, wow. I get them scanned onto a cd when I get mine developed too – its much easier that way

    • Reply
      20 October 2011 at 19:35

      Thanks Rhianne :) Hooray for getting things wrong! (and I agree – scanning Polaroids is bad enough – I’d go nuts with the dust on negatives)!

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