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 . . . more precise information is required: to be told that the female figures in my photo-painting, entitled "Warm Wether is on the Whey" smell of jasmine behind the ears and seaweed in the corsage does help individuals who have not had an opportunity of appreciating the original to get more pleasure out of a mere reproduction, which, even if it does smell, certainly does not smell in the same way. For examples of the purely visual excellence that can be achieved by the oil-paint technique, the reader is referred to the series of pictures starting on page 80, entitled "Hot Feat." To quote again from Mr. Welford's interesting book - the Hand-Camera Manual - "One of the most attractive uses to which hand-camera shots can be put, is "that of making lantern slides. By this means we can interest our friends and "show them the results of our last holiday trip. (All of them? - Ed.) "There are two distinct methods of production, one by reduction in the camera "and the other by what is termed contact printing. As the former is used "principally for the larger size negatives, I need only describe the latter. Special "lantern plates are required. The negative is placed in an ordinary printing "frame, and in the dark-room the lantern plate is put film to film with the negative "and the back inserted. Exposure to artificial light is then made and the plate "developed and finished just the same as a negative.

"The result is, of course, a positive print on glass. When dry, a suitable mask "is selected, a covering or protective piece of glass placed over it, and the two "bound together by slips of paper which are sold ready gummed for the purpose."

Never use oil colours for colouring-up lantern slides as the heat of the lamp makes the paint run and the resultant enlarged image bears even less resemblance than usual to the description given by the harassed lecturer. As a specimen of what can be done we show the decorative effect achieved by two little ladies setting out on their first unattended lantern slide ... in this example the features are pleasant enough not to require a mask. For further examples see Appendix "A."