W. P. Bebbington’s letter in the April issue re: the Les Barry article on the Lipizzaner horses stated (among other things) that people left “drifts of Polaroid paper, film cartons, and Hash bulbs all over the lovely galleries and the riding floor.
I understand about full f-stops such as f/2, 4, 5.6, (8, II, and 16, and that each time you move to a smaller opening you admit about half as much light. But where do markings such as f/3.5 and f/4.5 fit in? Daniel Spector. Providence, R.I.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—3-D movies without glasses: Dr. Dennis Gabor, prominent staff scientist at CBS Laboratories who invented the hologram, has designed screen to eliminate special glasses for 3-D viewing. System uses typical theater and two well-spaced but ordinary projectors, operated synchronously.
I found some equipment the other day that I wish had been available when I was operating out of that little house on Latimer Road when my studio was still under construction: the Timber-Topper and the Polecat. Sounds like something out of the North Woods, but that's the type of names the Brewster Corp of Old Saybrook, Conn., give to their series of “paper hangers” that cover all kinds of situations.
Observant readers may have noticed the disappearance of Technical Editor Norman Rothschild, from the masthead, and the appearance there of Technical Editor Fred Wilson. It’s not necessarily my age, but I am now a senior editor. Why the change?
I he San Francisco Art Institute's new photography gallery has now hung two shows. The first was a set of standard “Social Landscape" photographs by Tom Zimmerman, of which I particularly remember only one print, and I catch myself up short as I try to recall at exactly what age the cut-off point came when I no longer considered absolutely side-splitting a print of a man making faces for the camera while wearing a head of curly endive for a wig.
Manhattan’s historic Herald Square has long been one of New York's busiest shopping communities. Here, nestled in the midst of such famous photography shops as Willoughby, Olden, and the Camera Barn is the Laurel Book Center that is attracting camera buff's by the hundreds every day.
If you're a confirmed available-light addict who believes direct flash is a static and inhibiting drag, think again. Actually it is possible to make sharper, more interesting pictures that seem to have been taken in available light, if you use a few simple electronic flash techniques.
In the not too distant future, you will have an opportunity to study; photography in your own home, via TV. At just about any time of the day or evening, you'll look up the specific “course” you want in a program guide, throw a switch on your phone, dial a number—and the chosen course will be transmitted to your TV screen. In addition to learning how to develop film and make prints, you will have access to virtually endless programs on the graphic arts, or anything else for that matter—for you will have random access to a bank of programming.
I have an extensive collection of records taped from FM radio. Can I use this materiaI in shows for which admission is charged? Legally, no—hut it's often done. Can a $200 recorder give hi-fi results suitable for use for the sound tracks of a home movie?
ARKANSAS Southeast Arkansas Art and Science Center, Pine Bluff; A View From Space (Smithsonian) May 2-31 CALIFORNIA Significant Directions Photogallery, 412 G St., Davis: Children of the North Columbia Grade School June 21-July 21 Camera Work Gallery.
The Foto Cine Clube Bandeirunte of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will exhibit the 27th International Salon of Photographic Art in September. 1970. Black-and-white prints, slides, and color prints on any subject may be entered. Deadline is July 30.
My first try at photographing a political demonstration was back in May, 1953. By today’s standards, it was an unusual situation: it really was peaceful. Placards read “Stop The Witchhunts." That meant stop the now-embarrassing McCarthy hearings.
Revere 1074. a 126 cartridge model, features a rangefinder coupled f/2.8 lens focusing to 3.3 ft. Exposure is fully automatic; a warning beacon in the finder tells when flash is required. Flashcube may be left on the camera; it won't fire unnecessarily.
I think what impressed me most about the island of Taiwan was the general (with the exception of a couple of hotel operators) kick of sophistication about the business of tourism. For the traveler, this has both favorable and unfavorable results.
The lot of a repairman is such that he has to become familiar with cameras made (sometimes) before he was born. The period during which I served my apprenticeship was just at the end of World War II. Since there were no new cameras to be had then, the old ones were truly treasured—not as curios, but as working tools of a man's trade.
Find out. Let the Famous Photographers School judge your natural talent. Our Aptitude Test and evaluation of your ability is yours without cost or obligation.
How can you be sure the photographs you take are better than the average good amateur’s — maybe good enough to show real promise? Your friends and family can’t — or won’t tell you. We will. As professionals, we know the instinctive judgment and taste that’s required — the innate “knack for success” that is reflected in quality photography.
Now here is my plan, and it is addressed mainly to you Andy Granatelli, Mr. STP I'd like lo mount a 35-mm Hulchcr sequence camera somewhere on the front left side or rear light side of the car you enter in next year's 500-mile Memorial Day race at Indianapolis.
Sherman's Campaign — Photographs by George N. Barnard, at the Museum of Modern Art. New York City (Jan. 27-April 5). It is probably not coincidental that, a few short weeks after this modest exhibit opened, a copy of Barnard's Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign (a volume containing 61 contact prints made by Barnard from 1 Ox 14-in.
THAT 46TH ANNUAL MPDFA SHOW DID MAKE IT, BUT JUST BARELY
Single-lens reflexes are always big news nowadays, no matter what the size of the show. As previously reported (May issue) the Argus/Cosina STL showed up. This averaging type through-lens metering SLR has a Pentax/Edixa/Praktica lens mount.
Among non-reflex cameras there was very little that wasn't already printed on these pages recently. Bell & Howell had its compact and light-weight Canonet QL 1.7 (see May issue). This 35 has a 40-mm f/1.7 lens, a coupled range-viewfinder with automatic parallax correction, 1/4 to 1/500 sec shutter speeds, and fully automatic exposure control wuth film speeds ASA 25 to 800, with manual override.
KMS Industries has extended its Unicolor system of color negative processing and color printing with a print processor. Resembling a giant-sized daylight-type film tank, its Unidrum works in a similar manner. In total darkness you load the exposed color paper in the drum and place a lighttight cover over its lid.
SUPER 8 GROWS UP No Liberty Bell rang on the movie scene to proclaim greater freedom from technicalities or easier pursuit of happiness for film makers. Although 11 new super 8 cameras were introduced, none was a radical improvement over existing models.
National Camera produced news in testing instruments. Its Comparascope is a completely new version of its Motion Analyzer. Basically an oscilloscope, it has six rows of pushbuttons for selecting the various functions and sweep times.
Vacation films may seem the easiest kind of amateur movie to make interesting. With all those exotic things to shoot, how can you possiblv miss? The answer is evident when you look at the footage shot by your friends (and yours, perhaps?) on vacation.
Having struggled with crayons and pencils and paints to draw what I could see, I was thrilled when as a child I was first permitted to take a picture. What an effortless pleasure to aim the camera, click the shutter and later to sec the thing that was in the field of view: my kid brother, re-created in perfect detail.
An exhibit of 1,200 prints, did you say? Displaying the work of 400 photographers from all schools? Both black-and-white and color pictures? With examples of everything from photojournalism to experimental photography? Special sections devoted to fashion, sports, industry, children, the arts, the sciences, and many other subjects?
OLYMPUS 35 EC is a compact but fullframe 35-mm camera with fully automatic electronic shutter-speed control. It is approximately 4 3/8 in. wide. 2 3/4 in. high, and 1 1/4 in. thick, plus another 3/4 in. for the lens: it weighs just about a pound.
"Here are 15 rolls of 35-mm black-andwhite film. Now go out and shoot something interesting. Color is okay, but we need more black-and-white pictures for articles." The editor's words came as a shock to me. For years I had been sheltered by stacks of color slides and had kept myself hidden behind the armament of slide projectors.
The story of shutters is the story of slicing time into neat little bits. Since the time intervals involved are very brief, we measure them in units called milliseconds (1/1,000 sec). The concept of what one millisecond is like can be visualized by thinking of a car cruising along at 60 miles an hour.
of the photography game that some of the best pictures made never get published. Too often, they repose in neat steel files only to be ultimately tossed away, unless the photographer has the perseverance and the ability to get them back. Although he’s not willing to say that this is the story of his life, it’s happened to Tom McCarthy many times.
After decades of struggling as a poor relation of the academic family, photographic education at colleges and universities is now emerging nationwide as an important and popular area of study. During the 1960s, an astounding number of students enrolled in photography courses triggering a much-needed upswing in sophisticated facilities and equipment to serve the needs of these fledgling photographers.
Breakthroughs in thinking about optics may put a new kind of lens into orbit
Take a large lens and rocket it into space. Its use will be to send back it) earth high-resolution pictures of some celestial object. The pictures are fair, and optical theory tells us that, if the lens were larger in diameter, we'd get better results.
This is about a young fellow who did some things right during a day-long adventure aboard a harbor tug. He is Anthony Curatola, a second-year photography student in New York. The project started with a problem from one of his teachers, Larry Shustak:
Since the first time someone said of the Praktisix and Pentacon Six, “With the eye-level pentaprism finder in place, this handles just like a 35-mm SLR,” similar camera configurations have appeared on the market. The Hanimex Praktica 66, which comes from the same factory as the two aforementioned cameras, continues in that pioneering tradition, handling at eye-level like a big 35-mm SLR.
Several of the most pleasant days I spent in the combat zone during World War II were at an evacuation hospital, the number of which I've forgotten, though the time—Jan. 1945—and place—somewhere in France—remain branded in memory. Blood validated my roundtrip ticket to the infantryman's paradise, The Rear.
I would like to experiment with some sensitized glass plates. Does anyone make these anymore? Elmer R. Shade, Largo. Fla. Glass plates in a variety of sizes and emulsions are still made by Eastman Kodak Co., 343 State St., Rochester, N.Y. 14650.