Many photographers have told us. and it has probably been your own experience, that you can always get more ideas by visiting another photographer's studio than in any other way. You can learn by reading and can get much information by word of mouth but your strongest impressions are usually those obtained through your own personal observations.

This is one reason for presenting the Eastman School of Professional Photography in motion pictures. You see a real studio complete in every detail of furnishing and equipment.

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customer to the delivery of the finished pictures. And even in the delivery of the pictures you will get a new idea of how your work can be delivered in an attractive package that will add to the impression of quality you wish to convey.

At one of the recent school sessions one photographer remarked to another: "How can they expect us to go home and build or equip such a studio as that?" And the other, who had evidently seen further into the idea, replied: "They don't expect you to build such a studio. But if they had shown you a duplicate of your own studio or mine we wouldn't have had an ideal to strive for nor any new ideas that we might find useful later on."

The big idea is not so much the studio itself as what transpires in it. But you will find many ideas incorporated in this model studio that can be applied to any studio no matter how modest it may be.

The things you learn from the action of the picture teach lessons that will apply to any studio. All photographers have more or less the same problems and the great number of sittings shown in the school picture include almost every type of subject from the baby that is a real live wire to the busy business man. There are all types of women, men, children, and groups of various kinds and if you miss any part of this picture you miss something that is really worth while.

Of equal importance, however, is that part of the picture devoted to the work rooms of the studio. There are six of these besides the office, camera and sales rooms. - They are the developing, printing, projection, washing and drying, retouching and finishing rooms. In each of them you see not only the equipment of a model work room but the working force of the studio performing every operation of picture making in the most approved way.

Then there are the talks on the various subjects, enlivened by periods of discussion which offer an opportunity for every school visitor to get information at first hand from men who are experts in their various lines of work and who have had wide experience. It is your school and you can make these discussions productive of great good. The dates for which definite arrangements have been made are as follows:

Toronto, Ont., January 15,16,17 Prince George Hotel

Montreal, Que., Jan. 22, 23, 24 Mount Royal Hotel

Boston, Mass., Jan. 29, 30, 31

Ford Hall

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 5, 6, 7

Scottish Rite Temple

New York City, Feb. 12, 13, 14

Metropolitan Life Ins. Building, Auditorium

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