IT WAS “bosses” night for the Los Angeles Press Photographers Association recently when the association held its fourth annual Editors Dinner in the Garden Room of the Town House in Los Angeles. In the glare of flashbulbs were about 100 of the lens-lads; 35 publishers;
GRANT reports he has made application for membership in Equity, the actors’ union, and may soon be forsaking the ranks of the American Society of Magazine Photographers for this more lucrative profession. Shooting a picture of Danny Kaye.
ERNEST BACHRACH of RKO studios won the best-of-show award in the fourth annual Hollywood studio Still Photography Show sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also took second prizes for best male portrait with a study of Leon Errol, best glamour portrait (of Gloria Grahame), best fashion study (of Loretta Young), and best novelty photograph.
ANEW COLOR negative material, developed for making prints instead of direct viewing and projection, was announced by Eastman Kodak Company at the Photographers Association of America convention in Chicago. Known as Ektacolor, this new film simplifies print making by eliminating the need for separation negatives and for masking as is required when working from a positive color transparency.
EARLY days of fall are here, and by this time all vacation films have been developed and printed. Now is the time to date your negatives and file them carefully for future reference and protection. It’s also a good time to mount those new prints in the album and title them while the details of summer outings and trips are still fresh in your mind.
IN A recent San Francisco trial Alfred Cline, often referred to as the “Twentieth Century Bluebeard,” was convicted of forgery on nine counts and sentenced to 126 years in prison. Law enforcement authorities believe that Cline may have murdered as many as fifteen women, but by cleverly concealing evidence of his actions and disposing of the victims’ bodies by cremation, he was able to escape a murder charge.
A COW, a borrowed camera, and The Great American Novel played the major roles in the beginning photographic career of Marion Charles Hatch of Juliustown, New Jersey. To take up these seemingly disconnected elements one by one: 1. Hatch needed money so that he could have time to write The Great American Novel.
THREE hundred photography students at Los Angeles Art Center recently had George Hoyningen-Huene, internationally known photographer, as a guest lecturer. Huene brought with him Hazel Brooks, Enterprise Studios’ star who spent six months as a Conover model before Hollywood recognized her.
THE THRILL OF AIMING the gun, then stopping a fierce Bengal tiger dead in his tracks is one that most of us can only dream about. Big-game hunters find their trophies by traveling many tedious miles at the cost of much time and more money, but the thrill of seeing the animal quarry in his natural habitat of distant wilds can be for all.
I’M NOT going to waste your time with a lot of “lacy-pants fine writin’ ” or a lot of fancy theorizing. What you want from me—and what I can give you—is basic facts, advice, instruction, and suggestions on how to make up for the camera. And, learned in the many years of making up literally thousands of Hollywood actresses for the lens, there are a number of tricks I can pass on to you.
THE scenes and settings of life in a city may seem drab, perhaps dreary and even commonplace to you, but if you tear away the veil of everyday familiarity and look at your city with the eye of a curious and questioning stranger, you’ll find that you have both pictorial and documentary material in your own back yard.
"WE'RE going to have a wedding shower for Ann a week from today. It would be grand if you’d take some pictures.” The night arrives and the girls wait expectantly for you. They haven’t even opened the gifts because you might want to catch them opening the packages.
Fritz Denic shoots the famed Don Cossacks in a set of pictures which are an object lesson in catching entertainment-in-action
Ira S. Glick
PICTURE, if you can, photographer Fritz Henle dodging, Rolleiflex in hand, among some thirtytwo gigantic Cossacks, some joyously racing up and down the melodic scale, some madly swinging in an energetic Russian dance. The noise is tremendous, the heat intense, and perspiration rolls from singers and photographer alike.
WHEN the enlargement has dried it is ready for the finishing touches. Examination of the print may bring to your notice several small light or dark spots which do not belong there. An exaggerated collection of such spots or marks is seen in one of the illustrations to the left.
NINE TO FIVE—this is the phrase that has been accepted as the symbol of the work-a-day week, those days when leisure time activities are put aside regretfully until the week’s end, and one is occupied with the hustle and bustle demanded by school or job.
Documentary and other informational films produced all over the world will be shown in Chicago during October and November at a “Films of the World” festival to be held in the Surf Theater under the auspices of the Chicago Film Council, it is announced by Council President Ralph Creer.
Qnicli-processiny machine enables coaches lo show movies of the first period to team between halves
THROUGH high-speed processing equipment, football coaches this fall were able to “play back” to the team and coaching staff during the half-time period a photographic record of the teams’ strong points and weaknesses during the first half.
HOW can I get good hunting picI fl tures?” This is one of the most popular questions asked byreaders of outdoor magazines these days. It is runner-up to the perennial query “How can I hit more birds?” Whether this means more hunters are going in for photography or more photographers are going in for hunting is anybody’s guess.
Prize-winners in the first speedlight photography contest show this new light source being used effectively, with originality
BUS ARNOLD, APSA
WHEN a vacuum-cleaner salesman rings your doorbell to give you a demonstration of what his machine will do, his usual procedure is to empty a bag-full of dust onto your rug and . then show you how quickly he can clean it away. That’s good sales-dcmonstration procedure.
A NEW ENLARGER of heavy pressed steel construction, the Compco 135, has been announced by Compco Corporation, 2251 W. St. Paul Ave., Chicago 4 7, 111. Designed to accommodate negatives from 3 5mm to 2 %x 3 it is equipped with a 3y>-inoh ƒ 7.7 Anastigmat lens in barrel with Waterhouse click stops and built-in red filter.
Kurt Wachsman’s Forgotten Man was a winningentry in one of this magazine’s contests. Wachsman made it after a Mass when tiie crowd liad cleared from the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Xew York. He says that there were nine or ten other photographers around, but none “saw” the picture.
One day, recently, Joe Linhoff, staff photographer for the Minneapolis Star, wandered into a grocery store in downtown Minneapolis and saw a cat half asleep on top of a sack of pota‘oes. As he watched, she woke and turned her head into the sun. Joe saw her two-tone eyes, and immediately made arrangements to photograph the animal; but found so much of his time consumed by having to wash the dirt from her fur, that only three shots were made in an hour's work, our cover shot being the best of the group.
This title was first published in 1935. The present edition is an entirely new book, containing twice as many pages and four times as many illustrations as the older edition. It is composed of four parts: Part One —The Five Fundamentals; Part Two— Modifications; Part Three—Light in Use; Part Four—Outdoor Lighting.
I CAN just hear you now! “Write a script?” you say. “Why should I write a script? In the first place, I’m shooting on 8 mm film, and you can’t put a sound track on 8 mm. And in the second place,” you add, getting a little red in the face, “I’m shooting my home movies for fun, not for theater showing.
Two refinements in editing are discussed—matching action, and creating the effect of a complete s€»guenee hg shou'ing a few well-chosen scenes
NESTOR BARRETT Photographs Jay A. Smith
JOE FARMER, despite his descriptive name, is a keen producer of professional 16 mm films. One afternoon when we were seated in his projection room and had just finished watching the first run of a twenty minute film just completed by the firm, he turned to me and said, “I'll bet I can take any two reel amateur film you’ve ever made and cut one hundred feet out of it, and you 11 never know the difference!"
The Great Lakes lie in one of the greatest industrial regions on earth, with an immense amount of diversified cargo pouring along some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. The shipping theme is used to link I short sequences on steel production, pulpmaking, ship-building, grain storage, and the workings of canals and locks that bird these waters.
Post Pictures Corporation announces the association of Milton Salzburg and Harold Baumstone with its organization. Under the new setup. Post acquires the exclusive distribution rights to all of Academic’s features and short subjects.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY’S Traveling Salons, which are made up of the prizewinning pictures entered in our picture contests, are available free of charge for exhibit at libraries, museums, department stores, banks, public utility offices, or any other organization or institution open to the public.
MAKE HANDLE FOR 8 MM CAMERA To make a handle for my Keystone 8 mm movie camera, I cut off the end of a bakelite-handled screwdriver and threaded the remaining ½-inch next to the handle with a ¼"-20 die. I used a ¼-inch nut as a stop and also to tighten the camera to the handle.
IN THE previous one of these discussions, I had something to say about anticipations in the way of photographic adventures; in the one before that, something about realizations. This time I am going to straighten things out a bit and discuss the ways and means of building up anticipations and of then turning them into realizations; in other words, something about the planning of pictures.
ST. LOUIS HOBBY FAIR Included in the hobby fair scheduled for November 15-16, 1947 at St, Louis, Mo., is a photographic display divided into three groups—salon, railroad, and general. This show is under the sponsorship of the Lutheran Laymen’s League of Greater St. Louis for the promotion of hobbies. Anyone interested in this event should contact Leslie S. Merrell, chairman of the special events committee, 5242 Wabada Ave., St. Louis 13, Mo., for the complete details of the hobby fair as soon as possible.
Included in the hobby fair scheduled for November 15-16, 1947 at St. Louis, Mo., is a photographic display divided into three groups-salon, railroad, and general. This show is under the sponsor ship of the Lutheran Laymen's League of Greater St. Louis for the promotion of hobbies.
Composition Notebook, and Charts Offered by Chicago Color Club
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One of the first official functions of the recently-organized Minneapolis Council of Camera Clubs will be the running of the 16th Annual Minneapolis Salon of Photography, which will be exhibited December 1st to 31st at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts.
Outdoors magazine is offering $50. $30, and every month for the best three pictures submitted of fishing, hunting, camping, boating, or sporting dog subjects. In addition, Outdoors will pay $5 for all nonprize winners that the magazine publishes.