I notice in the January Studio Light you tell the photographer to brush plates with a camel hair brush before loading holders. This used to be done in England until the English manufacturers told the photographer not to. on the ground that when the plates were packed, there was no dust between them. If they used a brush they were more likely to put on dust than to take it off.

Personally, I always take my plate holder out in the light and brush it thoroughly. I never dust a plate but always rap the edge of the plate sharply on the bench so as to dislodge the dust without danger of putting more on.

A photographer who wished to reduce the number of movements in printing so he could make a greater number of prints in a given time, bought a wire coil spring about a foot and a half long. One end was attached to the hinged back of his Artura Printer and the other to the wall directly behind. The spring kept the back raised so the paper could be adjusted on the negative. The handle was pressed down in the usual way to make the exposure, and when the catch was released the spring caused the back to fly open, ready for adjusting another piece of paper on the negative.

When a print has been mounted solid with paste, a corner often becomes unruly and refuses to remain stuck. It is a difficult matter to get paste under this corner without soiling the mount, and the print usually has an uneven surface where it has been pasted the second time. To overcome this, slip a small piece of Dry Mounting Tissue under the corner of the print, trim off the projecting edge, cover with a piece of heavy paper and press with a fairly hot iron. The corner will stick tight and stay stuck.

Glossy commercial prints are often mounted in albums with a bit of glue at each coiner. The work is much neater if a small square of Dry Mounting Tissue is tacked on the back of the print at each corner, with a hot iron. Lay the print on the album leaf, cover with a piece of paper and press with the iron. The prints stick, the corners are smooth and the high gloss is retained.

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Mother should be photographed, but - Mother thinks only of her children when she thinks of photographs.

Perhaps she'll need persuading - perhaps will call it vanity, but her pictures will prove she is still a beauty - will be in greater demand than those quaint pictures of younger days.

April. Bulletin: The Eastman School Of Professional Photography For 1913

Memphis, Tenn...........April 8, 9, 10

New Orleans, La..........April 15, 16, 17

San Antonio, Texas .....April 22, 23, 24

Dallas, Texas..........April 29, 30, May 1

Denver, Col.............May 6, 7, 8

Salt Lake City, Utah.........May 13, 14, 15

Los Angeles, Cal. .......... May 20, 21, 22

San Francisco, Cal. .......... May 27, 28, 29

Portland, Ore.............. June 3, 4, 5

Officers Of The Photographers Association Of America.

Officers Of The Photographers Association Of America.