In the September issue, POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY makes some criticisms of the Christian pavilion at Expo 67. We recognize that photographers have a right to evaluate and to criticize photographic presentations. Unfortunately. in this case, you go beyond this into the realm of theology.
Because I am engaged professionally in the field of functional photography, I always try to encourage everyone to use photography (whether vocation or avocation) whenever they can. And I try to practice what I preach. Whenever I receive a special gift or favor I send a gag Polaroid Land print of myself making use of the gift, or something like that.
BALTIMORE, Md.— "Man in Sport, "exhibition of pohotographs that "hold the pulse beat of life": The 450-print international exhibition will occupy nine galleries in Baltimore Museum of Art when it opens eight-week stand on Dec. 12. Almost 150 prints will be dye transfers—most expensive and relatively stable of commonly available color print processes.
IBM claims to have made pictures with the unaided brain—and they are very serious about it. Working from a concept of a picture, a computer program calculates the interference patterns it would make if it were photographed with a laser to make a hologram.
What’s the status of your color slide filing? Do you have dozens of boxes of 35mm transparencies vaguely labeled by vear of exposure and place or subject matter? This mess can get out of hand, as I know well. Even if the best shots and sequences are culled and neatly stored in metal subject files or in slide trays, the boxes of other shots can pile up fantastically.
RECORDING CONFERENCES. During the past 23 years I've taped more than 100 conferences of all types and have always been amazed that no use was ever made of any of these recordings! The wav tape recorders are used at conferences today is ridiculous.
Nonchalant nude in Rome’s Villa Borghese museum serves as a prop as well as a subject.
When in Rome, don't do as the Romans do. The Romans, as far as I can tell, spend most of their leisure time sitting at sidewalk cafes, shopping, casting aspersions at their fellow motorists, or scampering out of town. Do as the tourists do. Walk.
Inventors are a strange bunch. They re-examine the simplest tasks in every area of human activity and invent gadgets or machines to accomplish tasks that till now were performed without their gadget. Frankly, this is the category that the Spiratone D.R. Testripper falls into, but it is such an intriguing and interestingly conceived device that I felt I must try it.
Infrared exposure When I use Kodak Infrared film (IR 135) outdoors and expose according to a meter reading (made with the red filter over the cell), I get consistent underexposure. What other guide can be used?—Donald Eggleston, Clovis, N.M.
Instamatic camera goes macro • Ektagraphic Visualmaker • Airequipt metal magazines • Automatic, meter-coupled extension tubes
This month so many goodies have come my way that I think it would he cheating not to tell you about some of the choice ones. I hope that amongst them there will be something that will fill the bill in solving some particular photographic problem for you.
I often wonder why more people don’t use their cameras to earn extra money. The opportunities are there. The pictures are there. The cash rewards are there. If you have the right training, you can reap the benefits right in your own town — on Main Street — in your friends’ homes.
I had the very good fortune to meet the late Jayne Mansfield in 1954 at the beginning of her career. Publicity man Jim Byron sent her to our studio hoping that we could use her in some magazine layouts. I remember the day very well, because in parking, she bumped the neighbor's car, breaking his tail light.
I talked with Eliot Porter during pauses in his supervisory discussions on the production of his fourth color picture book for the Sierra Club, Baja California and the Geography of Hope, the latest in this national group’s conservationist publishing program.
Young people nowadays are reaching desperately for something important, though few give them credit for it. A part of it is: “Be yourself”—a marvelously significant axiom. This month we bring you two young men being themselves in rare measure—Lloyd Bentley and Stephen Rizzo.
Ruts are very comfortable, Your can climb into one, turn oil your brain, and quietly turn into a vegetable. No conflict. No pain. Nothing. Best thing in the world for a natural-born zombie. Photography can be a very nice rut if you want it to be.
A couple of years ago, I had a problem. As a matter of fact, I had two problems. First, we had just about enough money to eat and pay the mortgage that month. Period. Second, I had a toothache; not one of those whoppers that keeps you awake all night, but one of those nasty little ones that twinges at such inopportune moments as when you're trying to focus, and it was getting worse.
All the wav from New York to San Francisco. I wondered what it would be like. At Merced. Calif.. I began to find out. Waiting for the Yosemite bus that is the last leg of the trip. 1 met two fellow students—both wondering, too. They were Camp Russell, a still photographer for a motion picture company, and Mary Halm, a young beginning photographer from Michigan.
What is a good portrait? Must it be a full-length view, a head-and-shoulders shot, or perhaps an intimate close-up of the face? Will it always result when the subject is looking directly at the camera, or should the person be unaware that his or her picture is being taken?
Rich variety of colors, ranging the spectrum, can be seen in picture of store window (left) that reveals potential of Anscochrome 500. Amusement park scene (above, top) taken at dusk was lighted primarily by yellow fluorescents, yet exposure was 1/125 sec at fl 2.8.
The scene: a classroom of a large manufacturer, on Monday morning. A young engineer is intently explaining: "The mouse, going after the bait, causes soda-straw A to move this way, and this releases the trigger soda-straw B, which permits the rubber bands to propel the razor-blade down the guidance tacks in the milk-carton to guillotine the mouse.”
Until now, black-and-white films for super 8 and single 8 cameras have been as scarce as hen’s teeth. They simply did not exist. Suddenly the situation has changed; now you can choose from a quartet of emulsions in black-and-white—two for super 8 from Kodak and two for single 8 from Fuji.
Off-beat ideas that fit photographers and their stockings
I’m giving this jeweler’s magnifier to a friend who does a lot of 35-mm work. This 3x model clips onto regular glasses, but there are also other types for those who don't wear glasses. The magnification is enough to decide sharpness and examine details in slides and negatives or on a groundglass.
The Stations of the Cross are symbolic representations of 14 incidents depicting the crucifixion of Christ. They are usually in the form of small statues or carvings in every church, used in a rite celebrated during the Lenten season in particular.
RECORDER/PROJECTOR INTEGRATES SLIDES, SOUND, MOVIES
It’s like a World’s Fair at home: with the Cinema Sound, anyone can mix his media—slides, movies, live action, changing automatically from one to the other, back and forth, all accompanied by a sound track. Cinema Sound consists of a tape recorder and 2x2 slide projector on a single chassis, so fully coordinated that the tape recording can automatically switch the slides, without interconnecting wires, synchronizer, or push-button beep-recorder.
Automatic film processor, Kodak's Versamat, has its "mouth" on the film darkroom side of the wall. Its delivery end is shown here. Negatives are processed in about six minutes, but speed can be varied to control negative density. A standby film processing station (right) backstops the automatic equipment.
In November. the Council on international Nontheatrical Events (CINE) will mark its tenth anniversary as the non-profit, non-governmental organization that selects and sends abroad films representing the United States at foreign film festivals. A total of 157 American films of all types will go to more than 60 festivals in 1967.
At Brookline High, near Boston, school books and movie cameras go together. Our English department devised a course in film appreciation for freshmen and sophomores. This Film Study Project was created by two dynamic young teachers, Geoffrey Pierson and Mrs. Patricia Stewart.
When I was an instructor with the Ft. Knox Military Police, I found that even some of the best marksmen with the .45-caliber pistol often went astray when it came to shooting from the hip. They just didn't I have enough experience in how the grip should feel to point the pistol straight except in the classic, arm-extended position.
Although it comes in a single, striking. handsomely designed and printed volume. Lee Lockwood’s Castro's Cuba. Cuba's Fidel is not really one but two books, separate not only in the sense of distinctness but disparateness. There is the text, and there are the photographs, and to tell it like it is. the text is terrible: the pictures are terrific.
Who says that an amateur film maker can’t produce a movie that will earn a million dollars? That’s exactly what Bruce Brown, a 29-year-old Californian, has done with The Endless Summer, a film about the sport of surfing. Brown spent $50,000 on the color film, which was shot on 16-mm and originally shown on the lecture circuit.
Recently I saw a photographer friend using some spray-on adhesive material to mount his prints. Can you tell me what this is and where I can get it?— June Walker. Seattle. Wash. The product you saw is an adhesive in an aerosol can and is manufactured by several firms.