Camera Craft, Volume 17

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Fayette J. Clute, 1910 - Photography
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If you are into Black and White photography, this is a very cool book. The writing style is entertaining as well.
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Andrew "Easy" Anderson

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Page 284 - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
Page 318 - As our art is not a divine gift, so neither is it a mechanical trade. Its foundations are laid in solid science : and practice, though essential to perfection, can never attain that to which it aims, unless it works under the direction of principle.
Page 359 - This species infests a great variety of plants, and is to be found throughout our country from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Page 284 - Now nature is not at variance with art nor art with nature, they being both the servants of his providence; art is the perfection of nature; were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos; nature hath made one world and art another. In brief, all things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Page 26 - ... grass, or the corn-flags, and this for five or six hours afterwards. There lie the impressions on the retentive organ, though you knew it not. So lies the whole series of natural images with which your life has made you acquainted, in your memory, though you know it not, and a thrill of passion flashes light on their dark chamber, and the active power seizes instantly the fit image, as the word of its momentary thought.
Page 320 - True art is made noble and religious by the mind producing it. For, for those who feel it, nothing makes the soul so religious and pure as the endeavor to create something perfect ; for God is perfection, and whoever strives after it, is striving after something divine.
Page 360 - Even in portraits, the grace, and, we may add, the likeness, consists more in taking the general air, than in observing the exact similitude of every feature.
Page 372 - IB known. Under this number the relative time of exposure for different degrees of enlargement will be found opposite the new times of enlargement in first vertical column. RELATIVE EXPOSURES WHEN COPYING OR REDUCING.
Page 262 - Now that I am satisfied with your emulsion and your raw stock I will ask you three questions : Is your emulsion always the same p Do you use always the same raw paper? Is your plant large enough to cope with the growing demand?" To these three questions a representative of Cyko can answer
Page 128 - ... Association will not be responsible for any loss or damage to pictures in its charge, but special precaution will be taken by the committee to insure the safe return of all exhibits. (5.) No exhibit shall be removed from the hall until after the close of the convention.

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