La technique photographique


DURING the last becade or two there have been notable aadditions to our knowledge of the funda mental facts upon which the practice of photo graphy depends, and some of the problems of twenty years ago have been at least partly solved. Added to this, new needs have arisen, and these have led to the production of new apparatus and new methods of working. It follows that for some few years the want of a modern text-book has been acutely felt by students and their teachers, and it is exactly this want that has been met by M. Clerc. We hope that it will not be very long before a similar text-book is produced in English . M. Clerc knows well, from his experience as a teacher, what the student of photography needs, and he has used his knowledge of this and of the subject with great discretion. He has not neglected old facts to make room for new, or so shortly summarised the new as to make the references to them unintelligible, The illustrations are good and well chosen—not from manufacturers' catalogues. The subjects dealt with in the first volume are light and vision, and the apparatus, materials, and processes used in making negatives, leaving the consideration of printing methods for the second volume.

La technique photographique.



Par. Préface de Ch. Fabry. In 2 Vols. Tome 1. Pp. xx + 458 + planches. (Paris: Paul Montel, 1926.) 100 francs les deux vols.

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J., C. La technique photographique . Nature 120, 256 (1927).

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