There's a man in Toledo who is a good photographer, and a good business man. You may have met him at a convention, for he is always there, but Toledo is his town, or rather, a part of it is, and he is gradually doing his best to annex the balance of it.

Toledo is a good town and there are other good photographers there, but we can't tell of all of them at once, so we will just confine ourselves to Mr. C. L. Lewis and his place of business. It is a place of business, first of all, and we are sorry we are unable to show more illustrations of the convenient arrangements of the remodeled studio. Mr. Lewis says: "The studio has been all torn up and when we got through, our work was crowding us and I have been unable to get the place photographed." We are willing to wager that he has taken good care of his customers, however. The Lewis Studio has a width of two store fronts on the ground floor, with about double the space on the second floor. There are two operating rooms, one with a straight light, shown in our illustration, and another with a hip light. Good use is made of the Aristo Lamp for negative making when daylight is gone, and Mr. Lewis states that he has made 8 x 10 negatives at midnight in four seconds, that cannot be told from daylight negatives.

Operating Room of the C. L. Lewis Studio.

Operating Room of the C. L. Lewis Studio.

The operating room shown in our illustration is an example of good taste in furnishing, characteristic of this studio.

Service is a hobby with Mr. Lewis, and this service, coupled with his ability as an operator, is, in a great part, responsible for the growth of his business. Mr. Lewis employs a stenographer, receptionist, finisher, printer, retoucher, artist, assistant operator and a maid to serve his lady customers. Our illustrations are characteristic examples of Mr. Lewis' work.

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May. Practical Suggestions, Ideas That Have Been Tried By Photographers And Found To Be Useful

A photographer gives the following suggestion for lowering the tone of white draperies.

A frame of cardboard, such as was suggested in April Studio Light for white vignettes, is covered with black veiling or bobinette instead of tracing cloth. Several thicknesses of the material may be used, the first coming to the top of the frame; the second, one inch from the top; the third, two inches from the top, and so on.

This frame is then placed in front of the lens in the same position as the vignetter.

The light will be materially reduced where it passes through this screen and the white draperies will be blended down into as low a tone as desired, depending on the number of thicknesses of the material used. The mesh should be about coarse enough to allow an ordinary pencil to pass through the openings.

We have received a suggestion for a very convenient vignetting device to be used in making enlargements where dodging or vignetting is necessary.

The various shaped openings used most in vignetting or printing-in, are made in a round piece of black cardboard. This in turn is attached to a large square of card by placing a narrow strip across the center with a tack or letter fastener through the center, the edges being held down by fastening the narrow strip at each end with gum paper.

The circle of black cardboard may now be turned so that any one of the openings may be brought in front of an opening which has previously been made in the square cardboard. Another strip of cardboard may be bound across one end to hold the circular vignetter in contact with its cardboard support.

The advantage of this device is in having half a dozen vignet-ters in one instead of separate pieces of cardboard, which are easily misplaced or lost.

May Practical Suggestions Ideas That Have Been Tri StudioLightMagazine1912 91From An Artura Iris Print By C. L. Lewis Toledo, Ohio.

From An Artura Iris Print By C. L. Lewis Toledo, Ohio.

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THE girl's or the boy's graduation - the June wedding - these are happy events which mark epochs in the lives of the young people. Surely such important events are worth a picture.

From An Artura Iris Print By C. L. Lewis Toledo, Ohio.

From An Artura Iris Print By C. L. Lewis Toledo, Ohio.

May. Bulletin: The Eastman School Of Professional Photography For 1912

Phoenix, Ariz.............May 7, 8, 9

Los Angeles, Cal...........May 14, 15, 16

San Francisco, Cal...........May 21, 22, 23

Portland, Ore............May 28, 29, 30

Seattle, Wash.............June 4, 5, 6

Spokane, Wash...........June 11, 12, 13

Salt Lake City, Utah.........June 18, 19, 20

Denver, Colo............June 25, 26, 27

Wichita, Kans............July 9, 10, 11

Omaha, Neb. . ...... July 16, 17, 18

Officers Of The Photographers' Association Of America.

Officers Of The Photographers' Association Of America.

Secretary Manly W. Tyree

Second Vice-President Will H. Towles

President Ben Larrimer

First Vice-President Chas. F. Townsend

Treasurer L. A. Dozer.