Shooting with Diana
To take a photo, you must manually set all the camera settings, the following applies to ISO400 film.
S - Shutter. Set the camera to N for normal photos (B for long exposures, on the B setting, the shutter will stay open for as long as you hold the shutter down.)
A - Aperture. Evaluate the lighting conditions.
If it is bright, under sunny skies, use the Sunny setting.
For semi-cloudy skies, or bright overcast, use the sunny-cloud
For overcast skies, use the Cloudy setting.
For the Diana Mini, you only have the Cloudy and Sunny setting
F - Focus. Decide how far you are from the subject ,and set the focus
E - Expose your film. Trip the shutter, advance your film and repeat!
I will often shoot 2 frames or more of the same subject. If I was using the Sunny setting, switch the aperture to Semi-cloudy or even Cloudy, to get a 2nd or 3 negative with slightly more exposure.
On youtube, I have a how to video on Shooting with Diana: