Since the 1960s, when they first appeared on the market, Diana film cameras have watched their demand wax and wane. At first, carnivals and fairs stocked up on these box cameras to give away as prizes or as novelty gifts in raffles, because they were constructed of inexpensive plastic. Eventually, production stopped on Dianas, and they all but disappeared from retailers’ shelves. But not long after, professional photographers began relishing the imperfections — and dreamy, impressionistic qualities — in the images.
Today, after seeing a surge in popularity among photography novices and experts alike, Dianas are back in production. We’re happy to celebrate this phenomenon with a photography contest in which you get to display your skill and creativity with these quirky cameras!
To enter, follow these simple directions:
- Use a Diana film camera to snap original photographs, then scan these to your computer.
- Submit up to five of these artistic images to our Picture This! Diana Camera Contest Flickr Group. ModCloth reserves the right to remove any images it deems inappropriate.
- In the photo description, list:
- Type of Diana camera used
- Type of film used
- Any additional features/add-ons of the camera you may have used to create photographic effects
Submissions will be accepted from May 13 - May 28. Photographs will be judged on overall style, creativity, and general ModCloth spirit.
If we find that your image is the most impressive, you’ll not only win a photog-friendly bundle of prizes, but the privilege of having your picture and name posted on a Diana camera product page on ModCloth.com!
For full contest rules, please check out our Contest and Comments Guidelines.