Thursday, 25 August 2011

Take 10 ~ Lomography

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This month's Take10 challenge is rather a special one for us as our little Project has hit the one year mark. Although I have not been involved for the full year, this is my ninth challenge so far and I feel very lucky to be a part of the group. There is a lot of organisational work involved behind the scenes but each month when our posts finally go live, it is so rewarding to see the results from ten very different people.
And so for our Anniversary edition, we were each given a Diana toy camera from Lomography to style. I chose the Diana Mini & Flash En Rose (pink of course!) and this is how I styled it, within the Rose Garden of my favourite local Victorian park. I had a lot of fun taking pictures of the beautiful roses, while my trusty photographer (dad), took pictures of me!
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Here are a few shots that I took with the Diana Mini, it will definitely take some getting used to. I think with digital photography we become quite lazy and I must admit, I kept forgetting that this little camera does have some settings that need to be changed accordingly. What I do like with the Lomography cameras is the appeal of the imperfection. So any graininess from expired film, light leaks and the overall basic result in the photographs are all factors to be welcomed. The joy of film is that it gives a very different effect to the clarity and perfection of digital photography and actually is a very refreshing change.

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Lomography Diana Mini Camera with Flash En Rose ~ Reiss Pleated Dress (old) ~
ASOS Floppy Hat ~ Top Shop Pink & Black Ribbon Shoes (old)

41 comments:

  1. Lucky you! Love your choice of Lomo :)

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  2. I've only just figured out how to put film in mine, I can't wait to use it!

    I like how grainy your photos have come out.

    The doll on fashion

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  3. I have that one full size - I love it so much! I can't really develop lomo film where I live easily, so I can't wait until I move to London next month so I can get shooting!

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  4. What a cute little camera! I was immediately drawn to that dress of yours, it's simply divine! Too bad we don't have that store in my country! :)

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  5. I love how you matched your shoes with the camera! And I loved the cameras. They were so cool. And the photos look amazing.

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  6. such a fun top 10 - styled perfectly as per usual.

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  7. I love your shoes! So pretty

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  8. I love the way you have matched the camera to your shoes! And your dress is gorgeous. Hope you have fun playing with it!

    Leia

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  9. I have wanted that camera for so long, I'm a big lomography fan!

    That dress is absolutely stunning on you and the shoes are just beautiful xoxo

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  10. oooh nice
    i love your shooooooes
    they are so cute

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  11. Such a cute post, love how the lomo matches your shoes. You suit hats too. Are you going to get a 70's style winter one?
    I think the camera looks tricky to get used to. If these lovely shots were taken outdoors on a sunny day,and are still on the darker side, it'd be harder to get nice lit ones inside wouldn't it. We are so used to digital now I guess we forget about lighting and settings!
    Kat x

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  12. That little camera is so cute in pink! Love your dress and the pink of the camera in combination of your shoes!

    x
    http://the-fantastic-voyage.blogspot.com

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  13. i love the photos of you with all the pink and black!

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  14. The best choice for Diana!! :) and it goes perfectly with your pink shoes! :) I would love to know what goes on behind the scene, I'm so intrigued now that you mentioned it haha

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  15. why are you so beautiful??? lol loved the camera too the pink rocks!!
    xxx

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  16. Oh Paula, you're totally in character with your little Diana. Gorgeous! I found it so difficult to find film... But they are FUN! xo

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  17. We only use film for our photos. we don't seem to get such good results with the digital and therefore opt for the film cameras. Though I must admit I love that you can see the results instantly with digital. Love these photos. I particularly love the fit of the dress!

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  18. Oh, I love this look! A little sexy, a little sweet. The hat is fab on you!

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  19. I love Lomo photography, and the imperfectness of the the results make them all the more special and unique!

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  20. I must confess I was scrolling down impatiently to find out where your shoes were from! Devastated to hear they're old, they're beautiful and match the camera perfectly. Love your Lomo photos - I got a Diana mini for my birthday last year and have yet to finish a whole film, terrible!

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  21. I love your Lomo photos! They have definitely inspired me to actually put the film in mine and take it our for a spin!

    Your shoes are just gorgeous too! Pink and Black to me are PinkBow colours now ;)

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  22. Perfectly imperfect pictures - I think they're brilliant! I also love the way your shoes match the camera! Ten lovely styles (I want one with clouds on...) and a great post. Love from London xo

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  23. Oh wow, stunning photos of you and the pink camera (nice choice too!) and I think the shots you made are really beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing some more shots, I will be taking notes for when I eventually buy myself one!

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  24. Thanks everyone! As soon as I chose the camera, I knew I had to pair it with this old pair of shoes.

    Kat - the hat is easily an all year version, not too heavy for summer but still a hat nonetheless so good for winter. I used a 200 speed film, 400 would be better & I need to remember to use the flash more. They definitely are very different to digital but still have their own charm I think :-)

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  25. Filipa - nothing exciting I'm afraid, just a lot of organising!!

    Sabine - you can buy 35mm anywhere, Boots etc. And I get the film developed in cd format only at Jessops. Only £6 & you get a free film too!

    Sarah - and guess what, they were found on the sale rack for £10!

    Harriet - heehee!

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  26. I discovered Diana two years ago, and when I saw the results, I felt in love! Some day, I'll buy it!
    P.S: lovely shoes!
    Christine :)

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  27. Love the way you styled it! You are my favorite out the participants !:)

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  28. Hi there, I was going to check out your website developer's site but the click through on the bottom of your website is no longer working. Did they go out of business or do you happen to have their direct email for me?
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    thanks! I check out your blog frequently and love all your pics. So does your dad take all of them for you?

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  29. that dress looks gorgeous on you! and you're so lucky to have been given a diana mini, especially the pink one, haha. i've got a regular 120mm diana f+ with a 35mm back but i'd love to get a mini as well one day. :)

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  30. Oh my lord, those shoes!!!
    These are incredible images, and so mysterious too, which is exactly the quality i love about the diana/lomo cameras. They tend to render everything somehow nostalgic and touched by magic.

    I absolutely love your outfit here, too. Probably one of my favourites - you have this amazing ability to accessorise black to perfection. And you lend such a luxury to everything, it isn't fair! x

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  31. You look stunning and woah, those pictures are amazing <3

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  32. Fabulous photos, love the camera and matching shoes. I currently take pics of my jewellery with a digital camera. The ease of uploading them to the website has made me a bit lazy. Looks like you all had a lot of fun x

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  33. I love this!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  34. I love how the camera matches the shoes.
    What a brilliant idea de whole project.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  35. What an awesome item to style!! You lucky fishes. And you are the height of elegance as always my friend x

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  36. That is one stunning dress. Can't wait to start using the camera. xx

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  37. OMG!!! So cute your shoes! Love the outfit but am really mesmerized by the shoes+camera shots! LOVE!

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  38. Your shoes are amazing! <3

    missy-daisy.com

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