Green & Magenta

May 29, 2011

I’ve been shooting with toy cameras for about a year now, but I’m still yet to learn my lesson about shooting in poorly lit conditions. On this last roll of film I noticed that my Diana has a green light leak in the upper right-hand corner that is sometimes exacerbated for no apparent reason. In the underexposed shots there seems to be a magenta tone that takes over, as well.

Kinda neat, kinda weird, kinda still makes me want to go all Office Space on my toy cameras. :P

Camera: Diana+
Lens: Diana+ 75mm
Film: Fuji Pro 400H
Scanned from a negative developed by Blue Moon Camera & Machine

from what i remember, low light situations give the green/blue hues, but in blasting it out in the magic hour or sunrise should do the trick for glorious colour! but then again, i may be wrong hehehe cant wait to see the next ones!

my experience is similar as to yours whenever i use pro 400h, even when i use my mamiya. sometimes i get annoyed at the colour changes, but more often than not im pretty happy with what it delivers. nice dreamy pictures too!

Thanks for the solidarity, Chris! I was just thinking after I wrote that post that this was the first time I’d used that film, period! Curious to see now what happens when I run it through the Rolleiflex…