In blocking out negatives of furniture or machinery, where there are a great many straight lines, much time may be saved and better results secured by using liquid drawing ink, a ruling pen and a ruler. By this method the lines may be made clean cut to the edge of the object and the filling in may be done with any ordinary opaque brush.

Some people's hands perspire so freely that it is next to impossible for them to handle negatives, prints or white mounts without leaving them finger marked. I have seen a photographer overcome this trouble by wearing the cheap white cotton gloves that may be bought for a few cents at any dry goods store.

September The Only Condition StudioLightMagazine1912 172

There's no picture more beautiful than a picture of the mother and her children.

You want such pictures, and you can make that other mother - your mother - happy with a picture of her grown - up daughter and grandchildren.

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

Milwaukee, Wis..........September 3, 4, 5

Fort Wayne, Ind.........September 10, 11, 12

Cincinnati, O..........September 17, 18, 19

Pittsburg, Pa..........September 24, 25, 26

Buffalo, N. Y............October 1, 2, 3

Syracuse, N. Y..........October 8, 9, 10

Baltimore, Md...........October 15, 16, 17

Norfolk, Ya...........October 22, 23, 24

Charlotte, N. C..........October 29, 30, 31

Portrait Of Mr. Lerski, By Himself.

Portrait Of Mr. Lerski, By Himself.

From an Artura Iris Print.

In an emergency, an old pair of kid gloves may be made waterproof by giving them two coats of rubber solution. This can be had from most any automobile repair shop. To handle prints to the best advantage, the gloves should be one or two sizes too large for the wearer. Dust with French chalk each time before using.

If you have a camera stand that is noisy or that binds in raising or lowering, use graphite on the metal cogs and rub the wooden parts that bind with a piece of dry soap.

It is remarkable how much easier stands and backgrounds may be moved about if the castors are oiled about once a week. Use a heavy oil and only a drop on each castor.

Many photographers have trouble in getting a good copy for a locket picture. Don't make copies. Make an original negative of the proper size. The result is better and you often get a sitting for larger pictures at the same time.

December The Only Condition StudioLightMagazine1912 236

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, we're told, but a good portrait of the absent one will keep the recollection more vivid - and comfort many a lonely hour of separation.

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

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