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Photography Hand Camera Photography

Nature volume 68, page 198 (02 July 1903) | Download Citation



THESE little books are both intended for beginners in photography. The comprehensive title of the first is reflected in the claim made in the preface that the “Handbook contains, in a form convenient for everyday use, a comprehensive digest of the knowledge of photography, scattered over more than twenty thousand columns of Work.” Doubtless the volume will be of value to readers of Work in saving many a reference to its thousands of columns, and as it is written chiefly by a professional photographer, others will probably be interested in such chapters as that on retouching. Much of the matter is too concise. It is impossible, for example, to give useful directions for the making of a 20 x 15 wet collodion negative in less than one small page, including instructions as to what to buy for the purpose.

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