Dreamy Diana

by Maddy on March 11, 2011

in Photography

They say photographers have their own unique photography style and way of seeing the world…I know I do! I tend to favor sharp and colorful images or at least I attempt to make them look that way. But with anything in life, sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone to spark inspiration and creativity. That’s why I decided to purchase the “Dreamy Diana” lens from Photojojo. Right off the bat, I thought that perhaps I made a mistake in getting this plastic lens. The blurriness of the images taken with it is something I usually try to avoid altogether in my photos. But the whole point was to step out of my comfort zone and try something different – and step out is what I did. I dedicated an afternoon of shooting with this lens exclusively and you know what, it wasn’t so bad. Of course it will never replace my tack sharp 50mm, but I’m looking forward to playing around with this lens a little more often especially when the weather gets a bit warmer.

{ 36 comments }

Life with Kaishon March 11, 2011 at 12:24 am

Colorful and bright is so fun. Sometimes soft and blurry is pretty cool as well. I like these images a ton. I hope you have fun playing with your lens in the Spring! : ) Have the most wonderful weekend Maddy. Kaishon is in a play tomorrow. He has had a bad week at school. Gary has had a terrible week : ( Me too. Today I cried all day : (
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Serline March 11, 2011 at 1:29 am

Certainly lives up to its name! Very dreamy pics… have a blessed weekend!
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Pinkie Anggia March 11, 2011 at 5:30 am

Heyyyy! What a really stunning photos there!
Your decision is right, your new lenses makes all photos look amazing ;)

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Buckeroomama March 11, 2011 at 5:32 am

I think different photos call for different treatments (for want of a better word). The stones in the pic on the bottom right look like marshmallows. :)

You’re right about having to step outside of our comfort zones once in a while. Have fun with your new lens. =)
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The Guilty Hyena March 11, 2011 at 7:23 am

They’ve come out illusory the colours look super, I need to start using my Diana camera, though this lens is goood, especially when you can see the results on the SLR screen.

dana March 11, 2011 at 7:31 am

I see another photojojo lover here!? :) looking forward to seeing more of what you create outside your comfort zone !
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Amy March 11, 2011 at 7:40 am

So dreamy! Hope you have a fabulous time playing with your new toy this weekend! ;)

Camila F. March 11, 2011 at 7:59 am

WOW MAddy, the pictures turned out stunning! Love the rocks. ♥
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Marlene March 11, 2011 at 8:07 am

I like it…I like it a lot. I am a soft and dreamy kinda girl myself, but I also yearn for that sharp and contrasted look in a photo.

Keep on growing and stretching…it is def showing. :)
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Cafe Fashionista March 11, 2011 at 9:53 am

Ah Maddy, what a fantastic lens/setting. I feel as if I am in a fairytale when I look at these photographs – there is such an ethereal quality to them. LOVE!! :)
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Charlotte March 11, 2011 at 10:33 am

Looks a little whimsical to me! Sometimes you just wanna see the world in a dreamy state. I know I do!

Sarah - Dodeline Design March 11, 2011 at 10:38 am

I know, it’s so hard to try something you’re not used to, I definitely relate. I think they’re kind of cool though, but of course I love your work already :-)
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Audrey Allure March 11, 2011 at 11:16 am

Beautiful images, they really are dreamy! I especially like the one of the rocks :)
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Rachel March 11, 2011 at 11:27 am

I think these pictures look really great! The ones of the trees are my favorite!

Couture Carrie March 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

Such gorgeous photos, darling!
Wow!

xoxox,
CC

Stephanie Faris March 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

They look awesome! Definitely like something you’d see in a magazine or a professional publication.
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Kristin March 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Dreamy indeed…I think it produces beautiful pics!
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Kristine March 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

love the pictures!

nookie March 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

ohh my, I think they turned out amazing, though I a fan of “dreamy” photos! I want to hit the flea markets to get some vintage lenses, but first, I need an adapter… Pity the shipments costs so much because I would get dreamy diana lens too:(
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Sabine March 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

They are lovely and dreamy, but why don’t you just play around with the many blur modes? or am I missing something? Wishing you a lovely weekend, Maddy.
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Nadette March 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Moving forward and making progress is always about stepping out of your comfort zone, so it’s good that you’re willing to go there. And I like the dreamy pictures, they instantly romaticize an image :)
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alexandra keller March 12, 2011 at 1:15 am

you know, i’m such the photo realist, but i do like this dreamy quality
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Punctuation Mark March 12, 2011 at 12:40 pm

i love this sort of freamy hazy images… hope you’re having a fun weekend!
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Allison March 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

WOW these really ARE dreamy. I’d like to blow one up and have it cover my entire wall. Wouldn’t that be cool??
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Mindy March 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

good for you…I think stepping out of your comfort zone is so important to any type of growth. I hope you have fund with your lens :)

Mindy March 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I mean fun, not fund!

Stephanie March 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm

dreamy photos indeed! love the effects the lens have on everyday nature.

Eternally yours,
Stephanie
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Lee Oliveira March 12, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Really love the composition Maddy..
Great photos..
photographers is all about been and feeling inspired.
Lee x

Camille March 13, 2011 at 4:58 am

these pics are just wonderful and so different!
i love it! those lens were definitely a good purchase!
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savvygal March 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

ah…. very dreamy. I likey!
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leia March 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

I think the blurry images have a gorgeous, whimsical, floaty feel to them. I don’t think you should regret this purchase! It’s always good to step out of your comfort zone. :)
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Hayles March 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I love your photos, for some reason I didn’t even think to go outside when taking photos to show how the Diana lens turned out. (Well, it was cold and I was lazy) I must play with my lens a bit more!
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Brandi {not your average ordinary} March 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

The way the lens transforms the photographs is just beautiful. I haven’t used Photojojo at all or the lenses involved, but I may have to try!
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viv @ the eclectic life March 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

I’m so-oooo tempted….so very tempted to get this after you’ve introduced this to us! This is seriously amazing. I love the photos that you’ve showcased here.
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julie March 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I think this is STUNNING! You have completely inspired me!! :)

Kristy Life n Reflection March 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I think they’re beautiful!!
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