AN AMATEUR photographer again has scored a page one picture scoop. He is Peter Cocchio, 27. of Brooklyn, who obtained the first photo when the giant United Airlines “Mainliner” exploded and crashed in flames, killing 41 passengers and two of the crew on a takeoff from La Guardia Field in New York.
Executive Secretary of the American Society of Magazine Photographers
ALL IN THE FAMILY. Under contract to shoot fashion pictures for Charm, HAL REIFF was allowed to do several special photos for Mademoiselle on the condition that they not appear over his real name. Of all his work, it was, of course, one of these shots that was singled out by the Art Directors Club for its 26th annual exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Here’s another set of photographic puzzlers, helpfully complicated by Popko’s inimitable illustrations. Pick up your pencil, sharpen your wits, and see how high a score you can make on this month’s Pix Quiz. Remember to put a check in the box before the correct answer, and when you have completed the quiz, you can find the correct answers on page 150.
IN LINE with other informal discussions on amateur photography that recently have appeared in this column, we would like to add a few words on the subject of making good pictures. Amateurs who advance to a point in their picture taking where they feel the urge to join a camera club soon become aware of the group’s interest in pictorial work, salon exhibitions, print competitions, and print criticism sessions.
Is this the way to capture the carefree spirit of a child?
Sunlight and a blue sky background are all the setting you need to capture the real personality of a child on film
CHILDREN are not only fun to photograph, but they have fun being photographed, provided you go at it in the right way and have enough patience and consideration for them as models. Having no children of my own, I have to borrow mine. You, who don’t have to borrow yours, are lucky indeed.
Look for the beauty in buildings when you travel, for stone and steel are as worthy of your camera as any subject you can find
WINS EMPLOYEE PHOTO CONTEST
NUMBERING PERSONS IN GROUPS
USE OUTDATED FILM TO TEST HYPO
G. E. KIDDER SMITH
ARCHITECTURAL photography can be a highly technical and costly undertaking and many competent men make it their life work. I have found that it also can be a relatively inexpensive and delightful hobby. Having a natural interest in photography myself and several unusual opportunities in the past half dozen years to develop it, I have picked up by much trial and considerable error several points of procedure which have proved useful.
Anyone with a camera now can take pictures by "invisible light." Here are new advances in this fascinating field
DR. WALTER CLARK
PHOTOGRAPHY by invisible rays has appealed to the imagination of large numbers of photographers since about 1930, when new types of infrared materials were made available. They put into the hands of the photographer a medium which previously had been used mainly by scientists for special studies.
Here is a simple technique that will solve your problems in composition, and help you to make better pictures
TIPS TOR BETTER PICTURES
No matter what your stage in photography, these suggestions, if followed, will automatically provide you with better pictures. The principles are simple—when composing through your viewfinder, mentally divide the area of your negative into thirds, both vertically and horizontally, as is done in the sketch above.
Here is the story of fill-in flash, a technique that trill add sparkling detail to your outdoor photographs
IT WAS a hot, sultry day. The men in the crowd outside the church loosened their collars. On the steps the press photographers were checking their cameras to see that all was in readiness. There would be only a few seconds while the famous bride and groom were rushed out to the waiting limousine; mustn’t miss this one chance at that shot.
This expert technique for drying and straightening makes matte or glossy prints that lie flat
BY THE time your prints are ready to come out of the wash water, you have put quite a bit of effort into them. To protect this investment in time and materials—and to make certain that you don’t lose any of the effectiveness you have worked so hard to get—each subsequent step must be handled with great care.
PEOPLE ARE MOST interested in other people. It doesn’t particularly matter whether they are dentist, doctor, dancer, or ditchdigger. No matter what the station or the degree, they are curious about other people. Newspapers build their circulation on this fact, radios cry it daily, and magazines owe life to that truth.
Winning photographs in five categories are chosen in National High School competition
"YOUNG MARINERS," by J. Michael I Conner, nineteen year old graduating high school senior, was named Grand Prize Winner of the National High School Photographic Awards. It was chosen by the contest judges because of their belief that it had the greatest interest and appeal among the thousands of photographs entered by the student-amateurs in the contest’s five categories.
America's last frontier offers a cross-section of western life. Here are cattle and cattlemen, oil wells, Indians, and old-time missions
PSA CONVENTION CONTEST
PSA Furthers Plans for '47 Convention
J. GILBERT HILL
TRULY, the region around Oklahoma City, heart of our Southwest, deserves the title of land of many faces. Since that famed traveler, Coronado, first searched its soil for traces of the legendary City of Gold, travelers have been fascinated by its many features.
PAGE 63 Right of Assembly is the title of the crowd photograph which serves as this month's frontispiece for the Picture section. Art Siegel, now with the Institute of Design in Chicago, made the picture with a 4x5 Speed Graphic. Eastman Type B Pan film, ƒ 11, 1/100.
FEW NON-COMMERCIAL movie groups have turned out such a difficult or such a successful production as the “Macbeth” that was planned, researched, costumed, acted, lighted, filmed, and edited by a group of never-say-die amateurs in the north shore suburbs of Chicago.
Take your movies out of the ordinary by adding little three-view pepper-uppers
CAN YOU SPARE A REEL?
JAY A. SMITH
ALL movie fans hear the cry constantly dinned into their ears, “Make your movies interesting! Make them appeal to your audiences!” And very timely this cry is, too. All too many movies are just one scene after another: not particularly interesting, no particular appeal except to the maker.
MYRA HESS. I reel, 10 minutes, 16 mm sound. British Information Services, New York office, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York 20, N. Y.; Chicago office, 360 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago I, III. Since Dame Myra Hess first appeared on the concert platform in London, 1907, with Sir Thomas Beecham, she has become one of the great British pianists.
GRAPHIC GRAFLEX PHOTOGRAPHY. Eighth Edition. By Willard D. Morgan and Henry M. Lester. Published by Morgan & Lester, publishers, New York. Cloth bound, 7¾x10¼, 456 pages, illustrated, $4.50. This edition of the perennial best-seller in the photographic world has been completely reset and many new chapters ídded with hundreds of new illustrations.
ONE ordinarily associates adventure with arduous personal deeds of daring-something thrilling, something to tell your grandchildren about. I am afraid that it would be a bit difficult to find, in the story of the average amateur photographer of today, much that involves great personal risks.
RUBBING his hands and flexing his muscles, Bruce Downes (“Let’s Talk Photography,” POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, June, 1947, page 138) prepares to dance on the grave of black-and-white photography before the corpse is even at the undertaker’s.
Realizing the publicity value of their city’s renowned Lilacia Park, members of the Lombard (111.) Camera Club are running a contest to obtain the best possible photographs of the lilac center. In cooperation with the local park board, the club selected and crowned a “lilac queen” who, with her attendants, received considerable attention from Chicago metropolitan newspapers.
Conducted according to the recommended practices of Photographic Society of America. 35th Salon International D'Art Photographique De Paris. On exhibition October 25 to November 9. 56th Toronto International Salon of Photography*, Toronto Camera Club.
GRAFLEX, INC., Rochester S, N. Y., announces the $5000 Third Graflex Photo Contest. Closing Oct. 1, 1947, the 19 47 contest is divided into the following groups: A, teen-age photographers; B, non-professional photographers; C, professional photographers; color section, open to all groups of photographers.