In reading the Epco Products Company advertisement in the October 1952 issue of PHOTOGRAPHY magazine I was amazed to find an unfair and misleading comparison between oil-filled and electrolytic capacitors (condensers) used in electronic flash units. Each has certain advantages and disadvantages.
HOW MANY of your camera club’s members really know at any given moment what projects are in the mill? Equally important, how many know exactly who is heading up the activity on each job? Too often you'll hear camera club members make remarks like this: “Gosh, I wish I'd known Doakes was working on that—I could have put him next to Threeple.
Lens Color. In the April 1951 issue of POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, this department referred to the relatively cool color rendition produced by Leica lenses of the Elmar type as compared to the warm rendition of Summitar and Summaron lenses. A paper in the September 1952 issue of the Journal of the SMPTE— Transmission Color in Camera Lenses, by Philip T. Sharp of the Kodak Hawk-Eye Works in Rochester—goes into causes and control procedures for this phenomenon.
AN INVITATION to participate in the famous New York City “Tops in Photography” show, to be held March 13, 1953, has been broadcast throughout the country and abroad by the Metropolitan Camera Club Council of New York. Club councils and other groups are asked to send a batch of ten prints representative of the best work in their areas and so help make this year’s exhibition the best ever.
We’re always watching for anecdotes about photographers, and the other day we saw this one in the New Yorker about a contributor of ours, Roy Pinney': “The moral of this story' Ls that you cannot depend on an owl to watch the birdie. The undependable owl we have in mind, a Nicaraguan member of the great-horned group, arrived at the fifth-floor studio of Roy Pinney, a photographer, at 19 East Fifty-seventh Street, one morning last week in the caged custody of its owner, Ivan Sanderson, the naturalist, who wanted to have its picture taken in celebration of a forthcoming owl-cttm-Sanderson television appearance.
A buff with a box tells how he chases alarms and gets exciting pictures
QUITE A FEW of my friends are photographers—amateurs and professionals. I also have a number of friends who are fire buffs. A buff, as you may already know, will drop whatever he is doing at the faintest sound of fire siren or bell and chase the engines to watch the firemen putting out a “big one.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER who is eager to improve his work is rarely at a loss for help. In fact, he usually is overwhelmed. Almost every day new equipment, materials, and chemicals are placed before him. The variety and profusion of these new products is enough to make the head spin.
WHEN SAM GOLDWYN began filming Hans Christian Andersen, he brought his super-colossal thinking to bear on, of all things, the routine business of stillpicture coverage, which stood as badly in need of an imaginative shot in the arm as anything else in Hollywood.
FRFSH, new ideas are a fashion photographer’s most valuable stock in trade. Howell Conant, one of the top men in the business, knows how important they are, and gives a fourth ol his shooting time to experiments that whet his imagination and often produce just the picture an editor or advertiser wants.
1PUT A CANDID TOUCH IN HOME PORTRAITS Alertness and a sense of timing will help you get that candid look, even when using a formal lighting setup. John T. Neese of Graham, N. C.,' placed one No. 2 Photoflood at camera, another at left, and a No. 1 high in back to make a portrait of his daughter.
It's easy to simulate natural lighting, create special effects, make few lights do the work of many. Here s the low-down on this helpful professional technique.
H. B. WRIGHT
HOW CAN YOU capture the natural look of soft, diffuse light without using a fast lens or slow shutter speed? Photographers who want to have their cake and eat it, too, should try bounce light—a versatile technique favored by many top-flight pro’s.
YEAR’S END AND YEAR’S BEGINNING-ÍÍ'J time to put your camera in a holiday mood, to let it catch the flavor of festivity. It can remember for you the delight in a child’s eyes on Christmas morning, the exuberance of welcoming the Nexu Year, the solemnity of a religious sex-vice, the solid satisfaction of having the whole family together—all that makes the holiday season memorable.
Double printing can enhance pictures with foregrounds that weren't there
ROBERT H. ROLOFSON, Jr.
FOREGROUND INTEREST can make a striking photograph out of a mediocre one, but it sometimes is impossible to find subject matter set in the proper type of frame so that it shows to advantage. Actually, though, you don’t have tó have your setting right on hand aL the time the picture is made — you can make it to order at your leisure and, by means of double printing, can combine sections of two or more negatives to produce scenes set in unusual and striking foreground jrarnes. Even commonplace compositions will take on new significance when framed with picturesque trees.
SOME 34 amateurs, scattered from Maine to Hawaii and throughout Canada, shared a jackpot of S16,525 in cash prizes offered in the 14th Annual Newspaper National Snapshot Awards for 1952 National judges were Robert Boyd, president, National Press Photographers’ .Association: Halleck Finley, topflight photographic illustrator: Steven Dolíanos, artist and illustrator for leading magazines; B. Anthony Stewart, senior stall photographer, National Geographic Society, and Kenneth W. Williams, manager, Photographic Illustrations Division, Eastman Kodak Company.
THE FIRST twin-lens reflex camera bearing the name Graflex recently made its debut in the retail market and thereby gave substance to the rumors that have tantalized the industry for some time. The new camera is the Graflex 22. It is not a Ciro-fiex with a Graflex name plate, even though its externals resemble those of the earlier camera and its arrival heralded the suspension by Graflex of the entire Ciro-fiex line.
No matter how dismal the weather, good shooting awaits anyone hardy enough to explore the winter world with his camera. In fact, some of the most dramatic pictures are made on the worst days. Take this winter photograph by France's Willy Eonis.
TWO INNOVATIONS in Hollywood movie making have been announced re cently. Both are capable of creating realism never before achieved on the entertainment screen. Press agentry being what it is, there is bound to be some confusion as to just what they are and how they work.
Repeat a well-timed, cleverly spaced bit of humorous business that’s the
JOSEPH V. MASCELLI
ONE OF THE movies’ oldest comedy bits is the running gag. First employed by Mack. Sennett's Keystone Comedy cops—it is still getting guffaws in today’s popular Pete Smith Shorts and finds its way into many feature films. The running gag, while contributing a humorous touch, need not necessarily be funny in itself.
JUSI' BECAUSE winter has replaced autumn’s sunny days—that’s no reason why you should put your movie camera in the limbo of inactivity until spring blossoms out with its longer daylight hours. Don’t forget, you’ll want to capture many memorable scences enes ol the ( Christmas holidays (see Dear Santa, pages l58-159 December PHOTOGRAPHY) and then, too, consider the wealth of interesting subject matter awaiting you outdoors . . . at night.
HOLLYWOOD is where a guy can be bumming meals and lifts one day, and contemplating swimming pools and wives the next. It is where sudden overnight wealth (before taxes) is a commonplace event, often singling out individuals who ordinarily would never rise higher than a middle-class man.
Heating Photo Solutions In emergencies it is possible to raise the temperatures of photo solutions several degrees in a very short time. Of course one way is to place them in a warm water bath. However, control is offered by placing the solution close to a 60 or 100watt electric bulb.
Subjektive Fotografie is more than just another picture book. It's a thoughtful collection of avant-garde photographs, mostly by Europeans, illustrating some contemporary trends in what the editor calls “creative” photography. Many people will hate the book—and many will find it the most stimulating picture collection to appear in several years.
Illustrations by Jerry White Lens. Playful optical device, projecting people upside down to match their thinking. Background. Amazing phenomenon, constantly showing up even behind sitters ivho never had any. Unsharp photograph. Out-of-focus picture taken with a corrected lens by an uncorrected photographer.
These Salons comprise eye-catching, prize-winning prints from the PHOTOGRAPHY contests. They represent some of the finest examples of contemporary photography with subject matter ranging from the dramatic and human interest to serene landscapes.
CONTESTS UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI School of Journalism announces its Tenth International Picture Competition and Fxhibition open to any staff or free-lance photographer. Photographs must have been taken (or published for the first time) between January 1, 1952 and January 1, 1953.
Once upon a time lived Willie. Wasteful Willie, the Smart Boys in Photography usually called him. For Willie had two extravagant habits: he always used more than enough developer in the tray to completely cover the print—and—after every 8 or 10 prints he’d throw the stuff away and pour in fresh!
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SIMPLIFIED MINIATURE camera, the Bolsey Model A, is offered by Bolsey Corp. of America, 118-120 E. 25 St. New York 10. N. Y. The new camera uses a concept of stationary settings, a principle which allows amateurs to line up three colored lines to achieve correct exposure.