diana f+ b&w photographs
- Black & White Diana F+ Photographs
- In taking pictures day to day, it's not uncommon for me to use my Nikon D50 and iPhone camera apps, but I've recently fallen in love with film.There is a quality of film that can never be replaced by digital media. The difference is not only in the images but also in the process for the photographer. For example, the convenience of digital cameras provides temptation for the photographer to over-shoot and to reason that there are probably a few good shots in there somewhere. With film, the process has to be more thoughtful than that. And obviously, there is a bit of mystery in precisely how the image will turn out -- quite different from scrolling through hundreds of shots instantly on a DSLR or smart phone.The Diana yields unpredictable and pleasing results. Being fully manual, there is plenty of room for sometimes lovely and other times frustrating error. The very construction of the camera makes for interesting hurdles -- i.e., the viewfinder being positioned a bit higher than the lens, which, if left unadjusted in shooting, tends to cut off the tops of subjects, as clearly illustrated in the first photo.Here are some of my favorite black and white images. Please excuse my dusty scans and amateur edits.Film used: some Fomapan 400 true black and white, but mainly Ilford XP2 Super 400.