What They Deserve? Browsing through some back numbers, I came across a paragraph decrying the tendency of people to attack the photographer who is on assignment. [A note about Ike Vern and a writer who were driven out of Ellentown, S. C., while seeking a story on dislocation due to the new H-bomb site; July 1951 issue.
Who Knows What Art Is? IN A RECENT ISSUE of the Connecticut Valley Camera Chib’s “Bulletin,” Phil Solomon had a very readable and provocative piece on the general subject of artists versus photographers. His point of departure was the tribulations of the Baltimore salon at the hands of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
A round-up of recent developments and significant trends
Self-loading Tank. The novel Paterson “Major” Developing Tank which practically loads itself and which can handle wet roll film almost as readily as dry has recently been brought here from England by the Biber Photo Corporation of New York City.
News and Notes about the Piio tographic Society of America THE ANNUAL PSA CONVENTION is always big news to all PSA’ers throughout the country, but the response of non-members to this 1952 gathering in New York in August is amazing. Last year, several hundred of the non-member photographers attended the Detroit show —largely because of one or more of the special programs with some extra interest for them personally—but the inquiries now coming in indicate far more excitement over what is happening this year.
Family Pictures With a Difference John Bryson, whose remarkable picture story of his family you’ll enjoy on pages 44-53, is strictly an amateur so far as photography is concerned, but his job as Life correspondent brings him into contact with some of the world’s best-known photographers.
VISITING New York this summer? Then he sure to bring your camera when you join the millions of vacationers who come each year to the fabulous metropolis on the Hudson., Whether you own a Box Brownie or a Hasselblad, whether your tastes run to candid shots or architectural views, you’ll discover that New York is just about the most stimulating and photogenic city in the country. To help you get the most pleasure, camera-wise, from a New York vacation, we have prepared a lens’-eye view of Manhattan—an amateur photographer’s guide to adventures in good shooting.
Motor racing, world's most dangerous sport, provides plenty of thrills for cameramen. An expert tells you how to shoot it
BOYD B. HARNELL
THE STACCATO BLAST of engines, the acrid pall ol dust, and the screaming of tortured tire~ are as famil jar to me as the roar and rumble of traffic is to mu lions of workbound city dwellers. My job is shooting danger—the thrills and action of auto racing.
John Bryson, Life writer and amateur photographer, began his family record before the first baby arrived and keeps it up to date with the aid of imagination and a se~f-timner
ABOUT 5:32 on the afternoon ol March 31, 1949, a masked and smocked nurse walked across the hall of the maternity ward of Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, carrying a brand-new red-faced baby from the delivery room to the weighing room.
Allan Gould turned ado,' for a night to shoot unusual on-stage pictures of The Lost Colony-Roanoke Island's historical pageant
EMILE C. SCHURMACHER
IF I WERE a millionaire I would set up a vast endowment for Psychiatric Research into the MultiDle Personalities of Photographers. Nothing useful would come of such a project but ii might be a lot of fun. After 25 years of close association with the photographic fraternity I still marvel at the magic of a cable release.
1 Portrait of dancer was made by sol Ed Jaffe of White Plains, N.Y., with 314, Speed Graphic and 127-mm Kodak EJ f/4.7 lens. Indirect flood illuminated ject, and exposure was 1/5 second at on Kodak Super PanehroPress SportsT 2 Young swimmer was photographed Harvey A.
Note how each filter gives different renditions of colors on black-and-white panchromatic film. Only medium yellow filter may be used with orthochromatic fits
COLOR FILTERS (used for black-and-white photography) are sim ply photographic tools that aid in translating various colors into convincing-or into wanted-shades of gray. To put it anothei way, monochrome film emulsions reproduce colors, in various tones of gray, but they’re not always the shade the eye expects them to be.
THE CAMERA TEAMS UP WITH SOCIOLOGY IN VIVIAN CHERRY'S VIVID PICTURE STORY OF VIOLENCE IN CHILDREN'S PLAY
ARTHUR A. GOLDSMITH
EVEN the most gun-shy parents aren't likely to duck when they hear the familiar battle cry, "Bang! Bang! You're lead!" or one of its more realistic versions. The bullets are strictly imaginary and the massacre’s all in a day’s play. Photographer Vivian Cherry gives a vivid camera report on such blood-and-thunder fantasy in the accompanying pictures, a photographic report on the behavior pattern of children and proof of the camera’s value as a tool for sociological research.
EVERY SEASON is a picture-taking season, but there is only onetime of year when no camera should lie idle on the shelf. Equipment that gathers dust from September to June is brought into action with a vengeance in summer. Summer—the time of bright sun and fair weather, of glorious vacations on broad sandy beaches and green mountainsides; the time when the camera case and the gadget bag seem weightless, and the camera becomes more than ever a part of the body, an extension of the sense of vision, a way to broader and deeper enjoyment of life.
WITH JUST three years of professional experience behind him, Alfred G scheidt has earned a reputation among picture editors and advertising art directors as a photographer with ideas of his own. This vital quality of originality has become increasingly valuable as it has become rarer among photographic illustrators.
DOES the prospect of tedious, night-after-night film developing when you get home from a trip or vacation prevent you from shooting all the pictures you’d really like to? Then why not develop your film as you go. Hotels and tourist courts usually have perfect “darkrooms” in the form of closets or bathrooms where you can load your developing tank. All you need, therefore, is to carry along with you the necessary equipment and supplies.
Natural Light Photography is the fourth book in Ansel Adams’ six-volume Basic Photo Series, an interesting project based on the premise that photographers can learn to think backwards from the final print. Adams believes that every tool in picture making should be pre-selected and every step precisely controlled to create a desired result.
is a practical movie tool with dramatic inclinations
JOSEPH V. MASCELLI
WHY ARE amateur movie makers invariably attracted to the longest, glassiest, flashiest telephoto lenses—when the wide-angle objective is actually more useful? Is it because the telephoto—especially the heavily chromium plated, extra-long-focus, wide-aperture lens—looks more impressive on the turret?
HERE'S where I keep my promise to you movie makers about those special mona L~t~ Coated Solid-Optical-Glass Filter Kits to lit most any movie camera! We did a lot of asking . . and it looks like you use COLOR FILM almost exclusively!. So. . .
TV’s New Beachhead The battle is still raging hot and heavy. It’s Hollywood vs TV, in a fight to the finish, and the precious prize is you—all you little you’s who would rather sit home with Hopalong Cassidy than take a shave and catch something new at the local cinema.
PHOTOGRAPHY offers your Camera Club, your school, your store and other organizations a Traveling Salon comprised of approximately one hundred eye-catching, prize-winning prints from PHOTOGRAPHY’S annual $25,000 contest. The prints, including the top color prize winners, are mounted and ready for hanging.
PAGE 71 At Jones Beach, N Y„ Tosh Matsumoto made this picture, winch conveys much of the sense of the seashore’s expanse of sun sand, and water. His camera was a 3r>-mm Leica G with 50-mm Summar ƒ/2 lens and exposure was 1/200 second at //12 5 on Kodak Super-XX film.
•Conducted according to the recommended practices of the Photographic Society of America. P. S. A. International Print Exhibit—1952*, P. S. A. Convention, New York City, N. Y. Five Divisions: Pictorial, Technical, Nature, Stereo, and Color transparencies.
CONTESTS PHOTOGRAPHY announces its 1952 Picture Contest, open to photographers anywhere in the world. The contest opens March 7, and entries must be postmarked before midnight, July 15. Competition will be in two divisions — black-and-white and color — each judged separately.
TONING DEVELOPER, FR Develochrome, is now on the market, manufactured by FR Corp., 951 Brook Ave., New York 56, N. Y. Develochrome makes use of a direct color toning process, and provides a one-step method of toning prints while developing. The product is supplied in Five colors, red, green, yellow, blue, and sepia.