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Friday, January 10, 2014

Paris: Through The Eyes of a Diana Mini

As you probably remember a while back I won a blogger competition with the travel company Superbreak. I had to create a blog post guiding people on what to wear for a weekend city-break away in Autumn, including other details of my choice such as; where to visit, what to pack etc.
I was over the moon when I found out I'd won a competition because of my little blog!
Of course I decided to whisk away the boyfriend for a romantic weekend away in December before Christmas. 
I decided this would be a great chance to use my Evelyn Diana Mini + Lomography camera which I received for my birthday.
I was really worried about how these were going to come out.. and after studying the instructions word for word I was sure they would work.
However, I must admit I was slightly disappointed when I first got them processed because I thought the quality was rubbish and I had mucked up lots of my photos through blurring and some being out of focus.
However, I must admit, they have really grown on me and I think generally that is the overall desired effect of a Lomography camera, sort of grainy, with an indie retro feel to the photos. 
I actually think it was a pretty good first attempt, I even managed a few multiple exposures too! 
I am going to post my trip to Paris in two parts - I thought I'd do a post on my Lomography pictures first then I was going to do a 'Part 2' with photos of other places we visited and the hotel Superbreak put us up in! 

Be great to know what you other Lomography Camera Owners think?
Did yours look similar? How have you achieved different effects?
Throw some tips my way - I would be very grateful! 
& Enjoy the photos :)

Check out my double exposure of the Eiffel Tower
 - I thought this was pretty impressive! 
The beautiful Eiffel Tower at night (as you
can see here - slightly blurry with night photos!)
A couple of me and Alex posing! We went on a
River Cruise along the Seine which was another 
gift courtesy of Superbreak included in my prize! 
Another multiple exposure which 
I don't think I was meant to do?
I booked up tickets to go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower
where we had this amazing view with its shadow! 

I hope you enjoyed my photos and look out for Paris: #PART2 coming soon! 
Again any tips would be most appreciated.



  1. How fantastic are they? I have no tips, i wouldn't know what to do with one of those if it walloped me in the face but I love the effects.
    Looks like to had a great time, I'm going in 4 weeks - eeep!
    M x Life Outside London

  2. The landscape pictures are really beautiful, and the one of the Eiffel Tower next to the picture of the bridge, it looks like you've caught that video camera effect when filming cars at night time and their lights make one long stream - it's lovely!

  3. These pictures turned out really good and I thought you were mad when i saw what you first thought of them on twitter. The double exposure on the first one of the Eiffel tower looks so pretty. They're all so dream like!
    Amy x
    Everything and Amy

  4. Amazing Photos! Great Post :)


  5. Oh, I really love these pictures. They look absolutely beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful time in Paris. Can't wait for part 2 :)

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

  6. I think your photos look great!! I'm s jealous of you going to Paris still ha!! I have a Diana Mini too but I haven't got round to developing my first film I really must get it done!

  7. think you got some great pics, looks like a amazing trip

  8. I absolutely love these photos (and I love Parisss)!! I love that with Lomography you can never know how the result will be and even if its blurry or a light leak it still manages to impress me. But I only have Lomo Smena so seeing these photos makes me want to get a Diana :)

    Chamomile Dealer

  9. You were so lucky to go on this weekend away! :) I'd love to go to Paris.
    I really want to get a lomography camera too and after seeing your lovely photos, I might invest.

  10. I think they have come out really great! look awesome, we must swap tips haha x

  11. I have zero tips but they look absolutely fine to me & it looks like you had a fantastic time :) can't wait for part 2!


  12. these photos are so beautiful! i absolutely love paris! so jealous of your diana <3

  13. Hello!!! I really love the photos!! Esp the double exposure ones!!! Do you know what, photography is a creative form, i would rather look at your photos than ones that are so perfectly colured and framed so much so that they look like they should be in a glossy magazine. These are real and i sort of like that they are like Paris in your eyes, i love it! I was actually just bobbing on over to say a massive thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, but now i am off for a nosey :) xxxx


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