American Photography Volume 13

American Photography Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...short exposures of babies and nervous sitters. You can mount the whole stand on rollers, if you wish, but be sure you have enough weight at the bottom to keep it from tipping. If you have many babies to photograph I would advise you to get two of these tubes, mounting the second just below the one mentioned above, on the same stand. This will require a larger diffuser and a side light to help the shadows. You have then a skylight on rollers. The Mazda C lamp, otherwise called the nitrogen lamp, is another form of artificial lighting which can be used in the large or small studios with fine results, if built properly. Always remember when building an artificial skylight, to have the light coming from as large an area as is possible, the reason for this is to get better distribution of light. For a large studio where groups are taken, a cabinet 6 x-y2 feet is none too large. This John A. Elkins can be mounted on a stand which can be moved out of the way for operating in the daytime. If the cabinet be used exclusively, it can be hung on the wall or can be built right on the wall. Dark curtains are then stretched over the front of the cabinet for controlling the light, in the same manner as the curtains over the skylight; five /5o-watt Mazda C lamps are then placed inside of this cabinet. It must, of course, be understood that this cabinet cannot be used without a diffuser. In making a cabinet like the one described above, one can first make a light framework, using white pine or other soft wood. The frame can be covered with beaver board, leaving the front of the cabinet open. Painting the cabinet inside with white calsomine, (not oil paint) makes a fine reflecting surface. The lamps can be mounted in the cabinet; be sure they are placed an...
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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881702
  • 9781236881700