Trimming prints with the ordinary trimming board is simple, but it is a rather difficult matter for some people to judge just where the knife will cut for the full length of the print, owing to the fact that the cutting edge of the trimmer is covered by the print itself. This often necessitates making two cuts to get an even margin and doubles the amount of work connected with trimming.

Many photographers are using an ingenious device, which not only makes trimming easy but takes care of the print trimmings as well.

Place your trimming board on the work table where it is used most, and mark off a space about three inches wide and the length of the blade. Saw out the part of the table top so marked, making a slot directly under the edge of the trimmer. On a shelf directly under this slot and about two feet below, place an ordinary electric bulb. This will give a light directly under the edge of the trimmer, so that when a print is placed on the board ready for trimming, the portion extending over the edge of the board is made translucent by the light underneath and it is readily seen just where the knife will strike the print for its entire length. As the blade trims off the edge of the print, the trimming falls through the slot, and to prevent these trimmings from falling about the light globe, a piece of glass is fastened to the under side of the table, one edge being even with the farther side of the slot, the glass being set at a sharp angle so the trimmings will drop through the slot, strike the glass and slide off into a box or waste basket placed under the table for this purpose.

Small holes may be made in the top of the table for the legs of the trimming board so it will stay in one position, and the part of the table that has been sawed out may be made to fit back in the opening when the trimmer is not in use. This little device is not hard to make, and once used, the idea will never be discarded.

A photographer who appreciates the necessity of fresh fixing baths has a slate fastened over the sink in his work-room and one in the dark-room. When a fresh fixing bath is made up, the date is marked on the slate with a piece of chalk. In this studio there is never any question as to the age of fixing baths.

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The Successful Portrait must be an interpretation as well as a likeness, must catch something of the mood and mystery of the sitter, as well as the more salient features and expression.

We have made portrait work a special study, and our studio has all the modern equipment for making photography this fine art.

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

Nashville, Tenn..........November 5, 6, 7

Louisville, Ky. ........November 12, 13, 14

With the closing of the 1912 Eastman School of Professional Photography, we have not only exceeded our expectations in point of attendance, but the increased interest shown by the photographers in attendance makes us feel that the School is accomplishing the purpose for which it was created.

Its constantly broadening lines has made of it an institution, and the increasing yearly attendance and the almost invariable return of those who have visited previous Schools are convincing proof of its continued usefulness.

The itinerary for 1913 will appear in the December Studio Light. To those who have attended the School before we wish to say that it will be broader, better and more helpful than ever before, with new features of vital importance and interest to every wide-awake and progressive photographer.

From An Artura Iris Print By A. M. Wilson Brockton, Mass.

From An Artura Iris Print By A. M. Wilson Brockton, Mass.