As a little treat for surviving a year of full-time work and full-time classes, I treated myself to a Diana Mini the other day! :) I've been wanting to delve back into film photography for a while now - after all, I did have a film camera back in the day before it all went digital...lol...so that's where I started, for me.
I want to find a vintage camera one day and learn to shoot manual that way, but I really wanted some film to take to Europe with us that I could learn quickly enough to get some good shots, and the Diana Mini won my heart!
I'm psyched about her dreamy grain, double exposures and colorful flash light gels!! I'm also excited about the 72 shots/roll that it can pull off (yay, half-frames!). I love the idea of scrolling forward through film as far as I chose, too, and the super-cute little size of this camera!! (It's about the size of my palm!) So fun. I picture at least one roll of black & white film for Paris, of course. :)
Speaking of, has it been ten years since I bought film, or what?? It's expensive!
I've been learning the basics from this guy's Youtube channel, and shooting a bit - it rained like crazy today, but I hope to get out and shoot some of the blossoms so I can see how I'm doing before we leave!
Do you own a Mini? Any tips for me, you'd like to share?
I love having no idea how my pictures will turn out... :) he he.