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The British Journal Photographic Almanac and Photographer's Daily Companion, with which is incorporated The Year Book of Photography and Amateurs' Guide and The Photographic Annual, 1927

    Abstract

    THis is no longer an almanac, except in name, for that particular feature of the annual has been omitted since a year or two ago, presumably because it was not appreciated. We appreciated it and often turned to it. After four articles dealing with the use of reflex cameras, arranging snapshots, developing and printing amateurs' films, and the use of ‘chlorobrom’ papers, follows the valuable “Epitome of Progress,” which is a concise and classified history of photography for last year. It includes a very brief summing up of the most striking advances, the events of the year, besides trade and legal items. The largest section of the epitome concerns apparatus, equipment, and processes, and consists of abstracts of the accounts of these that appeared during the year, with all necessary formulae and many illustrations. After the obituary, 65 pages of formulae and instructions for the current photographic operations, and 40 pages of tables, comes a section of miscellaneous information. This last includes an excellent “History in Brief” of photographic and photomechanical processes, and various directories. With the text are 30 photogravure reproductions of photographs by some of the most noted workers. The annual fully maintains the unique position that it has earned for itself during its sixty-seven years of issue.

    The British Journal Photographic Almanac and Photographer's Daily Companion, with which is incorporated The Year Book of Photography and Amateurs' Guide and The Photographic Annual, 1927.

    George E.

    Brown

    Edited by. Pp. 820 + 31 plates. (London: Henry Greenwood and Co., Ltd., 1927.) Paper, 2s. net; cloth, 3s. net.

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