This section is from the "Studio light a magazine of information for the profession 1914" book, by Sara F. T. Price. Also see Amazon: Studio light a magazine of information for the profession 1914.
One photographer has found a convenient method of trimming prints with white margins so that an even and uniform width is insured on any number of prints and the work done very quickly.
A screw is set in the wooden bed at each end of the trimmer and a piece of piano wire drawn tightly from one screw to the other, at the desired distance from and parallel to the trimming edge. A small notch is filed in the metal bed plate at each end in which the wire rests, to prevent its slipping sideways. A turn of the screw keeps the wire tight.
When the print is slid underneath so the edge of the picture is exactly under the wire, the print will be trimmed with an even white margin.
Not every photographer can produce the effect of air-brush work in the backgrounds of vignetted prints, because there is a knack about it that is hard for some to acquire. But anyone can produce the effect mechanically by the following method.
Any soft paper may be used for the form. Lay the paper on a piece of glass and dig out irregular strips with the point of a
knife, similar to our illustration A. Lay this paper form on the print in the desired position and with a tuft of cotton dipped in crayon sauce, rub gently over the form until a faint air-brush effect is secured as in illustration B.
It may be readily seen that the same effect may be produced on any number of prints by this method and any number of forms may be made, no two of which could possibly be the same, as paper will never tear the same twice.
The idea is not a new one, but it may be new to many of our readers.
FROM AN ARTURA IRIS PRINT
By S. H. Lifshey Brooklyn, N. Y.
IT is only a short time that you can call her Mother's baby - soon she will be a school girl and then a young lady.
But a photograph of Mother and baby keeps for all time the memory of those happy days - and later pictures will show the transition from childhood to girlhood.
Make the appointment to-day.
The Pyro Studio
No. 205. Price, 30 cents.
bulletin: the eastman school of Professional Photography for 1914
Davenport, Ia..................September 1, 2, 3
Cincinnati, O..................September 8, 9, 10
Syracuse, N. Y..................September 16, 17, 18
Albany, N. Y...................September 22, 23, 24
Washington, D. C..................Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1
FROM AN ARTURA IRIS PRINT
By A. R. Lindstedt Los Angeles, Calif.
STUDIO LIGHT INCORPORATING THE ARISTO EAGLE ESTABLISHED 1901 THE ARTURA BULLETIN ESTABLISHED I906 Vol. 6 SEPTEMBER 1914 No. 7