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First 35mm Rolls Are Here (Finally)!

21 Jul

Thank goodness, I finally got on the ball and took my two 35mm film rolls to get developed at the Lomography store in Austin. These two rolls were both 800 ISO color negative. One thing I noticed about all the photos is that they are very modern-looking. These aren’t nearly as saturated or desaturated as some of the previous rolls I’ve had. I’m just glad that most of them actually came out! I had a few mishaps, but most of the photos were pretty great. I definitely need to get used to framing these photos, because they are not squares like the 120mm. Below I’ll share some of my favorites:

Andrew walking into the wilderness of Mayfield Park

Frost Tower, Downtown Austin

Jester King Craft Brewery (took Andrew here for his birthday)

The U.S.S. Lexington in Corpus Christi

A replica of Christopher Columbus’s Santa Maria (I LOVE this shot!)

A nice photo of the T-Heads in Corpus Christi

The Selena memorial in Corpus Christi

Another nice shot of the T-Heads

This one’s great, I love the way I framed it. The Highball in Austin, TX

Elephants at the Houston Zoo

Giraffes at the Houston Zoo

A view of Downtown Austin from the top of Mount Bonnell

A BEAUTIFUL shot of a peacock in Mayfield Park. WOW!

The Capitol building in Austin Texas.

A view from inside the Capitol building.

The 12th St street art wall. Love the color saturation in this one.

More street art. Not sure where this was taken.


Needless to say, these was my most successful try yet. It doesn’t hurt that A) I had 36 exposures per roll and B) it was 35mm film which is probably a lot easier to use than other films. It was also 800 ISO so it’s extremely light sensitive. This means it can capture great photos, even in low light. I’m so excited that these came out so well, and it whets my appetite for shooting a lot more. I have a great surprise coming in my next post!

















Learned Something About My 35mm Back

19 May

Do you remember how when you use 35mm cameras, after taking a shot you roll the film until it stops on the next frame? Well, Diana F+’s do NOT do that, since it is normally a medium format camera. I purchased a 35mm back for my Diana F+ since I thought shooting 36 exposures at a time would help me get used to my camera better than 12/16 exposures.


The Diana F+ 35mm Back

However, my main concern was that the dial didn’t stop at your next frame. I was just guessing based on the numbers and dots that appear as you twist it.

Of course, after my first roll of 35mm film I discovered the trick.  I have yet to get my first roll developed, and to be honest, I’m a little bit nervous (and maybe embarrassed) because it’s so simple. As you turn the dial, there is a small dot that rotates. After your shot, you turn it and the dot disappears. Once it reappears, you know you’re on the next frame. Easy peezy!


See the big white dot? Also, you can see that N is for normal photos (what I’m currently using) and P is for panoramic. You’ll take less photos on P setting.

For anyone out there having the same issue with their Diana 35mm back, I hope this helps!

My Third Roll: So-So

2 May

Last week, I got my third roll developed. This was the 800 ISO Color Negative film. Pretty much all of them turned out overexposed, so I think I had it on the wrong setting. That’s okay, still learning. One photo came out amazingly though:

View of Austin Skyline from Lamar Bridge

Here are examples of the others:

Austin Motel

Frost Tower

Art on the Side (Downtown Austin street art)

The Capitol Building

Diana F+ Roll 2: SO Much Better!

8 Apr

I am excited to announce that my second roll of film from my Diana F+ got processed and printed and it wasn’t a complete disaster! In fact, 15 out of the 16 exposures came out! They weren’t all perfect, but worlds better than my first roll. The film I used was Lomography Color Negative 120 ISO 400. Here are the photos:

I'm pretty sure this one was a double exposure. I love how it came out.
Location: East 5th Graffiti Spot

I believe in all the photos, you can see a slight bit of the photos next to it. It's a recurring theme.
Location: East 5th Graffiti Spot

A perfect example of the weird photo cutting.
Location: East 5th Graffiti Spot

This is my absolute favorite shot of the whole roll. It's the railroad tracks right next to the graffiti spot we shot at.

There's an awesome spot outside of Quack's Bakery where you can find this mural.

My roommate took this awesome photo INSIDE with no flash. I'm pretty impressed with how it came out, and it was her first time shooting with my Diana. By the way, this is me and Andrew.

I took this photo in broad daylight at the Austin Beer Festival. I think I accidentally put it on "Pinhole" setting which was probably a mistake. Kinda looks cool to me though.

This is Andrew and me and again, and still on that pinhole setting. I let Meghan take the photo and I think it would have turned out better if it wasn't on P. Oops!

Location: Allen's Boots on South Congress

Location: Uncommon Objects.
I'm not sure what happened here, but it was inside a vintage/antique store. I like the color, but the bottom looks messed up for some reason.

This one actually printed much better than it scanned. Not sure what that thing on the right is.
Location: South Congress shops

First Photos: Diana F+ (SO Disappointed)

29 Mar

Today I went to pick up my photos for the Diana F+ (my camera) and I was extremely disappointed. Only 4 out of the 12 photos are actually distinguishable, and only 3 of those are decent. I guess there is a learning curve, but it’s very frustrating when I was so excited about this. I’m going to watch tons of video tutorials so that my next roll isn’t as terrible.

These photos were taken on Color Slide/X-Pro 200.

Here are the only photos that came out:

Best of all the photos, in my opinion.

Cool graffiti art shot

Andrew at the Baylor Street Graffiti Spot. Grainy, but I like it.

This one came out pretty bad, but it was a cupcake.


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