This section is from the "Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1910" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1910.
One photographer writes and asks if Ryland Phillips' book, "With Other Photographers," describes the handling of the skylight curtains, which, of course, is a most important thing in the making of the portrait.
We have described the book in a previous issue of Studio Light, but again give a brief synopsis of its contents and purpose.
The book contains illustrations and text showing and describing the methods of posing and lighting used by twenty-five leading photographers - photographers you know by reputation and whose work is well worth careful study. The illustrations show the sitter posed under the light with curtain background, screens, reflectors, etc., in position, also a print from the raw negative thus produced, and finally a print from the finished negative.
The purpose of the book is purely educational and the text is written with this purpose in mind, but also includes a short description of each photographer whose methods are revealed. These descriptions are of an interesting personal character.
"With Other Photographers" is interesting - it is instructive, and no photographer aiming to produce the best class of work can afford to be without it.
We have co-operated with Mr. Phillips in bringing out this book by acting as his publishers, and the first edition is now selling rapidly. The price is $2.50 and your dealer will furnish you with a copy. Order to-day.
The reproductions used to illustrate this number of Studio Light are from Artura Iris prints, furnished by Louis E. Allen of Rochester.
This studio is well equipped and modern, and is located in the heart of the retail district of Rochester.
Mr. Allen caters especially to the little folks and is very successful in making pleasing portraits of them, due to his natural tact in handling them. He doesn' t force an acquaintance, but liking children, it doesn't take them long to realize it and feel at home, after which the rest is easy.
Artura Iris is a favorite paper in the Allen Studio, and while much of the beauty and delicacy of white ground vignettes is lost in the reproduction, a study of the illustrations will demonstrate the high grade quality of the original prints, as well as the truthful manner in which the childish subjects are portrayed.
FROM AN ARTURA IRIS PRINT
By Louis E. Allen Rochester, N. Y.
EASTMAN PORTRAIT LENSES
We are now prepared to furnish portrait lenses that are specially designed for portrait work and which have passed a series of tests in connection with portrait making, proving them of superior quality for the purpose intended.These lenses are made in two series, A and B, each series being furnished in three sizes.
SERIES A. f.4.
Every feature that a first-class portrait lens should possess will be found in the Eastman Series A.
The remarkable speed, fa, makes them suitable for the most rapid studio work. Optically, they are corrected in the highest degree, affording brilliancy with softness and roundness. When working on large heads, with the subject close to the lens, excellent depth and equality of definition is readily obtained by the simple, adjusting, diffusing back.
Equipped with iris diaphragm with lacquered brass mountings. The No. 2 will be found the most useful of the series for cabinets and general work up to 8 x 10.
No. 1, 5 x 8; diameter, 3½ in.; back focus, 8½ in.; equiv. focus, 12 inches; $60.00.
No. 2, 6½ X 8½; diameter, 4 1/16 in.; back focus, 11½ in.; equiv. focus, 16 inches; $80.00.
No. 3, 8 x 10; diameter, 4½ in.; back focus, 13½ in.; equiv. focus, 19 inches; $120.00.
A portrait lens of remarkable efficiency, at an exceedingly low cost.
This series is especially designed for quick portraiture in short length operating rooms, and will produce brilliant and well defined negatives.
The Series B consists of two systems, mounted in a beautifully finished barrel, equipped with iris diaphragm and diffusing adjustment.
For cabinet work, the lens may be used at full aperture, and when stopped down, provides a most superior lens for group work.
No. 1, 5 x 8; diameter, 2 in.; back focus, 6½ in.; equiv. focus,
9 inches; $32.00.
No. 2, 6½ x 8½; diameter, 2½ in.; back focus, 8½ in.; equiv. focus, 11½ inches; $42.00.
No. 3, 8 x 10; diameter, 3¼ in.; back focus, 11½ in.; equiv. focus, 15 inches; $57.00.