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The Indianapolis Convention, July 19 to 24th, has much to offer the visiting photographer who wishes to learn something for his own good and is willing to be entertained between times.
The complimentary luncheon on Tuesday will be followed by a dinner dance at the Severin Hotel roof garden. In fact, this roof garden with its orchestra will be at the disposal of the photographers at all times. Then there will be an evening at Broadripple Bathing Beach, and a special automobile race on the great Motor Speedway.
We have made mention of the excellent provision for lectures on the business problems of the photographer, and now Secretary Hoffman sends us the following announcement of two lectures which should be of interest to every photographer who visits the Indianapolis Convention.
Professor Edward Lake of the Department of Art at the University of Illinois will lecture at the Indianapolis Convention on "Composition and Line in Portraiture."He will first show by drawings what an artist tries to accomplish in his paintings and then he will illustrate by the use of live models how the photographer can conform to these art principles in the composition of his pictures.
FROM AN ARTURA IRIS PRINT
By Emma B. Freeman Eureka, Cal.
He will show how parallel lines may be broken up and how slight changes may bring about the pyramidal effect in the composition of portraits of groups and individuals.
Professor Lake is well acquainted with the rudiments of photography and understands some of the difficulties the photographers have to overcome in making artistic portraits of people whose natural positions violate the simplest laws of grace and beauty.He is one of the few men who understand art thoroughly and at the same time are able to explain in a simple, practical and convincing way the points that will be of value to the photographers.
Dr. C. E. KennethMees, Director of the Research Department of the Eastman Kodak Company and the scientist who had most to do with the recent discovery and perfection of Kodachrome, will give an illustrated lecture on the development of Color Photography.
His lecture will go back to the time when Clark Maxwell started the world to thinking of the possibilities of color photography by his lecture at the Royal Institution in 1861, and will show the developments made by each new process since that time.Dr. Mees is very modest about his own part in the development of the work but is rather inclined to underestimate the value of his research and experiments. He insists that those who have been instrumental in perfecting the color processes (especially the Lumiere and Hess-Ives processes) shall receive all due credit.
Photographers should be thoroughly conversant on all subjects connected with the profession and this will give an opportunity to secure at first hand the most authentic information on the subject which is of the keenest public interest at the present time. If you want to be able to talk intelligently to your patrons about color photography you certainly will want to hear this lecture.
Jno. I. Hoffman.