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April 30, 1938

Creative Camera Art

JAMA. 1938;110(18):1516. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790180104039

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A relatively simple way of making an acceptable photograph from a snapshot is first to have an enlargement made. On this the shadows may be strengthened and dark areas added by means of a pencil. A contact print made from the enlargement will have the black and white in reverse, so that pencil marks will appear light when the final print is made. Thus it is possible during the process to add both light and shade where they will do the most good. Dr. Thorek describes the technic of picture making and discusses the creative side up to the point at which the individual worker must think for himself. Numerous illustrations show the effects that can be introduced at different stages of the paper negative process, and there are magnificent reproductions of portrait studies, genre and landscapes.

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