trippin' the light fantastic

In my last post I mentioned that some of my lovely friends had pitched together and bought me a film camera for my birthday. My Lomography Diana F+ is beautiful (it feels so weird to spell my name like that ahahaha!). As it turns out, to the suprise of probably nobody who isn't me, shooting film is really fucking difficult. But I'm learning and I'm determined to share my filmy adventures with you on this blog.

(1) kitty paws (2-3) bedroom mess - with purple flash filter! (4) box of sparkle.

My first roll (above) consisted of sixteen photos, and out of that these four were the only ones that didn't look like a mess of black nonsense. Whoops? Evidently I'm not very good at knowing when to stop turning the wheel. My friend has a Diana F+ mini and on hers the wheel stops turning automatically so she doesn't have that problem. But as you'll see below, I'm improving.

(1-6) the beautiful people @ the grounds of alexandria, sydney

My second roll wasn't nearly as horrible as my first. Lesson: embrace the flash. I'm so used to ignoring the flash on my DSLR so I had the urge to ignore the flash on my Diana as well, but it really does make a difference.

I'm currently partway through a roll of black and white "Earl Grey" film and I'm pretty excited to see how that one turns out. I'll be sure to share it here. :)

Side note: Over the new year I was at a music festival getting sunburnt and drinking schnapps out of sneakily-resealed fruit tubs (as you do). I almost took this camera with me but in the end I'm glad I didn't since I ended up coming home minus an iPhone. LE SAD. I took my Instax camera to the festival so I do have some photos, but there were a lotlotlot on my phone which is what upsets me the most. However, the festival people are sorting through the lost property tomorrow, so there is still hope! I'm going to hold off on posting the festival photos just incase my phone does show up. HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! xox

currently (re)watching: queer as folk
currently reading: fanfic. it cheers me up okay.
currently listening to: ball park music & sylvan esso ♥


  1. Nice photos! Love the ones you took at The Grounds. Pretty sure if I tried they'd all turn out black aha
    Btw hope you find your phone!!!

  2. Lovely! I'm so glad you're experimenting with film :) :)