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The American Annual of Photography, 1912

Nature volume 88, page 377 (18 January 1912) | Download Citation



IN these pages the photographic reader will find much that will interest him, for a host of photographic subjects are delightfully treated, and the illustrations are both numerous and good. Turning over the pages one finds some simple hints regarding telephoto lenses, then a brief discourse on the fascinating procedure of taking photographs against the light productive of many pretty pictures. Simple apparatus for photomicrography and sensitising platinum paper are later dealt with, followed by an interesting article on “Daguerreotype Copying.” Much useful information is imparted to the reader in the articles on stereoscopic night scenes, botanical photography, colouring photographs, the English cathedrals, &c. Nearly all the various subjects dealt with are well illustrated, and these add greatly to the value of the annual. At the end there is brought together a typical collection of formulæ and tables which will no doubt be found useful to the working photographer. Good indices to the articles, subjects, illustrators, and advertisers facilitate easy references to the various portions of the book.

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