This section is from the "Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1911" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1911.
The below illustration shows a convenient device for quickly determining the proper spacing and trimming of prints. Very few photographers use a plate of the same size as the picture they are making and in nine cases out of ten the composition and general effect of the finished picture is improved by judicious trimming. It is necessary to cut out objectionable features that have a tendency to detract from the center of interest and which are not noticeable at the time the negative is made.
The Eastman Duplex Print Square is composed of two aluminum try-squares with grooves and guides fitted in same to allow of their being shifted in either a perpendicular or horizontal position. The device is of unusual value in quickly determining just what the appearance of the print will be when trimmed. When the proper spacing has been decided upon and the binding nuts given a turn to make the squares rigid, the print may be accurately marked for trimming. The markings on the one square give the width and length the print will be when trimmed so the mount may be selected before trimming.
The device is also of great value in deciding the most suitable proportions in masking a negative, as the result may be seen by placing the square on the negative and shifting same to include the portion suitable for printing. The negative may then be marked and the mask placed in position.
Ask your dealer to show you the Duplex Print Square. It will impress you with its usefulness in the studio as it already has many other photographers.
Price, four dollars.
By Elian Goldensky Philadelphia, Pa.
We are very much pleased to offer our readers in this number of Studio Light, a series of illustrations from the studio of Elias Goldensky of Philadelphia. The genius of the man, however, is so versatile that it is impossible to convey a fair idea of his work in such a limited space. Mr. Goldensky has risen to his high position in the photographic world by the sheer force of character he instills into his work which has been recognized by an appreciative public. His clientele is of the very highest and is made up of those who appreciate quality and artistic ability regardless of price. The exhibit of Mr. Goldensky's work at the recent National Convention on Etching Sepia Platinum was one of the most remarkable and attractive shown. He is a consistent user of this paper, the distinctive quality of which is so well suited to the reproduction of his wonderful pictures. Our half-tones only show in a measure the beauty of the original prints.