This section is from the book "Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography", by J. B. Schriever. Also available from Amazon: Complete Self-Instructing Library Of Practical Photography.
Practice Work. In making work of this kind for practice, devote attention first to the draping of the subject. This is a most important consideration. See that the folds fall nicely and all lines are broken. At every opportunity make drapery pictures, as by practice only will success crown your efforts. Make several exposures of each subject in different positions. Some of these exposures make normal and develop with the Universal Developer; others, time longer and apply the special formula for white drapery development, observing the extraordinary improvement over the ordinary methods of developing. Make good proof prints from all first negatives and be careful to note all data regarding their production. Note the conditions of light, the angle and distance of diffusing screen, time of day, exposure given, developer used, etc File these proofs with notes for future reference.
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See Paragraphs No. 361 and 436
Illustration No. 40 Series of Child Drapery Portraits See Paragraph No. 363.