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Uncle Alberts Manual Of Practical Photography And Guide To The Reproductive Processes | By Powell Perry



Uncle Albert collecting masses of data by comparing his own density with that of a block of granite. The thoroughness with which he entered into discouraging experimental work of this kind, even at an advanced age, is truly indicative of that rugged persistence which is the earmark of the sincere seeker after knowledge. Perhaps it is inevitable that one so sweepingly versatile as my Uncle Albert should have been a little garrulous.

TitleUncle Alberts Manual Of Practical Photography And Guide To The Reproductive Processes
AuthorPowell Perry
PublisherPerry Colour Print Ltd
Year1890
Copyright1890, Perry Colour Print Ltd
AmazonUncle Alberts Manual Of Practical Photography And Guide To The Reproductive Processes
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-Foreword By The Author's Nephew
Obviously one's fellow men are not to be trusted! The torrent of text books on The Art of Photography that has appeared during the past fifty years or so bears eloquent, if dumb, witness to this unple...
-Indoor Photography
It is gratifying to remember that the modern (sic. 1890 - Ed.) Art of Indoor Photography has its feet very firmly planted on the pictorial achievement of the past. The very phrase Necks please! - be...
-Indoor Photography. Continued
It is not considered correct to solicit customers by standing invitingly outside the door of the studio and whistling or beckoning with one or more fingers. A discreet notice with perhaps a few chaste...
-Outdoor Photography
It is not always appreciated - even by the experienced Home photographer - that Outdoor Photography, in common with other sports such as Aeronautics, Beagling and Cricket, has its own distinctive dres...
-Street Work
Although this branch of photographic endeavour is cruelly limited by Mr. Gladstone's Street Nuisances and Performing Animals Act of 1884, it is still practised - even if somewhat furtively. And so, ...
-The Best Type Of Camera For Outdoor Work
Naturally, in addition to the foregoing information, a certain amount of consideration should be given to the choice of a camera best suited to one's individual needs. The Box Type Reflex Camera (...
-The Hat Camera
There have been so many humorous attempts at concealment of a camera that to mention a ' hat' camera would, at first sight imply something similar. But this is not so, because a full size quarter-p...
-The Patent "Hotel" Or Keyhole Camera
This remarkable invention which has done so much to facilitate the gathering of in camera evidence first came into the news of the world when the late Lord Justice Bunkum naively enquired ... Why wer...
-Moving Object Photography
The first requisites for moving objects are a green baize apron and a wide vocabulary: from then in it is a question of you versus the object. This series happen to be an example of prolonged indoor w...
-Exposure
Brushing aside the rather prudish attitude that condemns exposure of any kind we would say that the exposure should always be regulated to suit the subject - and, of course, the lighter the subject th...
-Development
This is rather a personal matter: every photographer is entitled to his own ideas, and, generally speaking, it is only after a long experience of trial and error that one learns to tell at a glance wh...
-Under-Development
We will avoid entering the controversy regarding what constitutes proper development - nowadays the standard on such matters would seem to be an arbitrary one, fixed from year to year by R.A.'s and co...
-The Dark Room
It is a good idea to arrange for the Dark Room to be situated in a fairly inaccessible corner of the house: complete privacy is essential. The Carlyle Cloak mentioned in the chapter on Outdoor Photo...
-Toning, Fixing And Washing
The details of the procedure must be determined, to a large extent, by the individual photographer's preferences in the matter of toning bath and paper. Chloride of gold, in conjunction with other che...
-Mounting And Finishing
For ordinary mounting the subjects are taken out of the water and placed on a linen sheet, another sheet is placed on top and the hand rubbed firmly over the top sheet; this removes surplus moisture. ...
-Common Defects In Negatives
Blisters If blisters make their appearance it is probable, if the substratum be of albumen, that the solution is not sufficiently dilute. With some hinds of india-rubber blisters always appear. The p...
-Trick Photography And Montage
This is a much abused science. Genuine experimental work should not be confused with the spurious carte postale school which debases ingenuity by purely objective repetition. Most of my own researches...
-Miscellanous Trickery
Some photographers, not content with exercising straightforward personal ingenuity, make a practice of employing all sorts of dubious technical gadgets, such as: Rumford's Photometer, Theodolites, Ana...
-Colouring-Up And Lantern Slides
There are some would-be purists who assert that the addition of colour to monochrome prints is both unnecessary and inartistic. With this dictum no right-thinking photographer can possibly agree: unne...
-Colouring-Up And Lantern Slides. Continued
Critics have often remarked that my pictures smell, although, in their ignorance, they never seem able to identify any particular smell. Simply to say Mr. So-and-so's pictures smell is not enough . ...
-Rude Postcards
Whether one uses the word rude in the archaic sense of primitive, simple, unsophisticated, in natural state rugged, unimproved, uncivilised, uneducated, roughly made, coarse, artless, or wanting subtl...
-Guide To The Reproductive Processes
Even the few knowledgeable writers on this subject have fallen into the rather tedious habit of handing out a lot of preliminary guff about bees and pollen. One could almost go so far as to say that m...
-Examples Of Coloured Continuous Sequence Photography
(1) A Set Of Six Hand-Coloured Oil Photo-Paintings Entitled Hot Feat I regard this charmingly idyllic sequence as the Photographer's answer to the spasmodic efforts of the new fangled Bioscopists. ...
-Art In Camera
All art is relative, but relatives are seldom art. My Aunt Letitia is a case in point: she has a face that terrifies children under twelve, and tradesmen. The latter quality is useful, but you have to...
-Art In Camera. Continued
Businessmen like value for money. Love and painting don't mix. No true artist ever loved anybody . . . except Landseer. La Vie de Boheme makes good reading and opera but, unless you have the digestion...
-The Power Of Dotted Lines
Mighty Niagara has already been harnessed to industry . . . the Transatlantic Cable has for years linked continents . . . and of these facts the Great British Public would seem to be both cognisant an...









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