The Photo-Miniature Volume 1, Nos. 1-6

The Photo-Miniature Volume 1, Nos. 1-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...have an evening subject to take, breadth, simplicity, quiet-ness, even solemnity must be the qualities striven for; and it would be well, after having exposed your plates, to sit down and quietly study your subject, absorbing into your mind as much as you can of the beauty and effects of the scene. Note how the rising mist is drifting over the dis-tance, clothing such and such a portion with a filmy veil, leaving the nearer portions to stand out in broad and simple masses. Note these things, and then, when devel-oping your plate, bring into play all your knowledge of the technical re-sources of photography to reproduce them--reducing this point, strength-ening that, and carrying this on in the printing and toning of the proof, remembering always that the final proof is the important part of your work to bear in mind; not the minor details of how it has been done, but what has been produced. Strive not merely for technical and mechanical perfection, but strive earnestly to catch some of the finer and more fleeting beauties of nat-ure. Then, if you can succeed in doing this you will have learnt a goodly portion of the higher part of the composition of a picture." Many scenes which have little interest Sunsets. or pictorial value in the broad light of day acquire a certain picturesque quality as evening comes on, more especially if the sun sets over them with a few clouds in the sky. Under such Rg. 16. conditions the most uninteresting creek or marsh may become a subject for the camera which, if properly treated, will delight the eye. The making of these sunset pictures is comparatively simple if we are familiar with what has already been said about composition in landscape. Two sorts of sunset pictures suggest themselves; those which are...
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648315
  • 9781236648310