Confession

OK, so yesterday I uploaded a pic of the Agfamatic camera made in 1974 that my father in law bought me for £1-00, and lot sof you said very nice things about it and wanting me to get on with using it.

So, it's confession time. Rebecca bought me a Diana F+ Lomo camera for Valentimes Day last year and I have been too hooked on digital and nervous about Lomo to use it!!!

Here it is in all its glory. I have decided to have a go with it now. I plan to do a few landscapes first using my Diana camera and by using the lenses on my D300S.

I wanted year 2 of my project to be about experimenting where possible, so here goes!!

My first shot taken with a plastic Diana+ Lens connected to my Nikon will be in my other album shortly. The colours are garish, the focus is a little blurred, but there are no rules so who cares!!

Here is a link to the world of Lomography.

http://www.lomography.com/about
Wow... you've got lots of things to play with. Can't wait to see your landscapes.
posted January 7th, 2013  
@kwind Thanks Kim, New Covert will be Lomo'd some time this week!!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Happy playing.
posted January 7th, 2013  
Wow, how could you NOT have been using that? And Lady Grey as well? Shame on you :)
posted January 7th, 2013  
I have a Diana but still need to get the film developed....silly me went and purchased slide film
posted January 7th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost I know, I know. Off to the stocks with me, you can throw wet sponges and rotton vegetables at me!!
posted January 7th, 2013  
@jsw0109 Whoops!
posted January 7th, 2013  
@seanoneill yeah, not as easy to find someone to develop it without charging an arm and a leg
posted January 7th, 2013  
@jsw0109 Won't your US Lomo store do it for you?
posted January 7th, 2013  
Look forward to seeing the results Sean
posted January 7th, 2013  
fun! can't wait t see what you come up with!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Have fun 'shooting from the hip'!
posted January 7th, 2013  
@tishpics I will, my shot at Hig Cross on saturday was from the hip. I'm not cool enough though!!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Excellent! I look forward to seeing your results.
posted January 7th, 2013  
More new toys. Lucky you!

And lucky us as we get to see the images.
posted January 7th, 2013  
@seanoneill I think I have to mail to to Seattle
posted January 7th, 2013  
Lots of new toys for you there :)
posted January 7th, 2013  
Good luck Sean, I am sure you'll get amazing results. It nice to step out of your comfort zone, you'll get a little thrill :D
posted January 7th, 2013  
Wahay! New toy to play with, looking forward to seeing your results :)
posted January 7th, 2013  
@tracywilliams @bluefirebucket @willowdragon Thanks all, I have just ordered B+W, colour and redscale film!! I am so excited!!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Cool composition! Film still scares the life out of me, but I did find some expired film at the weekend...
posted January 7th, 2013  
@humphreyhippo It scares me too, but I'm only here once so in for a penny!!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Look forward to seeing the results!
posted January 7th, 2013  
That's looking great! I regret now having given away my darkroom stuff (and it wasn't easy to find someone who would have it). But then, where to find the time?
posted January 7th, 2013  
Just enjoy the playtime, you can see the trials and tribulations of the past.
posted January 7th, 2013  
Nice to be able to use year two for experimenting..... Look forward to seeing the results! Peter de Graff eat your heart out!
posted January 7th, 2013  
@jackie8 I think Peter can sleep easy!
posted January 7th, 2013  
nice one Sean - year 2 is definitiely for having some more fun!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Does this mean that we have to wait until December until you use the Agfamatic?
posted January 7th, 2013  
@kjarn haha, no, I've been taking bravery lessons from a 6 year old :)
posted January 7th, 2013  
Well done!
posted January 7th, 2013  
plastic=fantastic. Have fun
posted January 7th, 2013  
i'm new to all of this - thought old film was only good to be tossed out...but by the sounds of it, you can still use??? but not predictable in the outcome???? i just came across old film in a box i was sorting a couple of weeks ago and guess where it went!!!!! oh well
posted January 8th, 2013  
Time to get cracking then! Is this 35mm or 120?
posted January 8th, 2013  
Things have sure changed. It wasn't long ago that photographers were scared of digital. Now it seems that film is scary. Have fun.
posted January 8th, 2013  
How funny to be scared of film when 15 years ago, maybe 10 we were all using it and collecting the packaged result from Boots!! Have fun,all sounds very exciting and good to step outside the comfort zone!!
posted January 8th, 2013  
So that's what lomo means.... saw the effect on picnik etc but never realised. I shall look forward to seeing what you do!
(And I feel better about not using my Christmas present too much already - bit scared.. the screen keeps doing odd things which one day, when I get a chance to sit down and explore, will probably make sense to me....)
posted January 8th, 2013  
How interesting to actually read what Lomo is!! I used it by editing on my railway line a few days ago it really brings a shot alive, will be fascinated by your results...crumbs it almost Valentiness day again,you better get cracking!!!
posted January 8th, 2013  
Wow that is so interesting. Can't wait to see what you do with all this.
posted January 8th, 2013  
Good for you! For experimenting and for finally getting around to use the camera you got a year ago!!!
posted January 8th, 2013  
Very cool, Sean - can''t wait to see your images with the Lomo.
posted January 8th, 2013  
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