Camera secrets of Hollywood : simplified photography for the home picture maker (1931)

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any one of the items, if he has simply had the foresight of seem- ing one of the many good exposure meters now on the market. Study of one of them for fifteen minutes will probably give the amateur a better understanding and a surer result than the professional photographer has been able to acquire and turn into a sixth sense by many years of experience. Noav it is only a question of combining the results to be obtained by the exposure meter and the 4 capabilities of the camera with a few much worth-while tests, making notes on them and not trusting to memory. Half a dozen test pictures made by following the exposure meter and adjusting by these 1 deductions for the particular camera you have 1 acquired will give the knowledge that it would take years to acquire by start- ing out to shoot haphazardly and trusting to luck. \>y carefully noting these results applied to his own camera, the amateur will solve the question of exposure forever and acquire in a short time that same sense of feeling of exposure which took the professional years to accomplish. Until thoroughly acquainted with the camera, use the meter on every subject that is likely to mean a change in the value of the light—and that means every subject you will take. The question of exposure has been the one great bugaboo in sim- plifying photography. But fortunately all of the best expe- rience of the years of the professionals, plus the inventors' skill have now been combined into the absolute ansAver, to eliminate one more point at which the human equation is likely to be the factor which makes the picture go wrong. And luckily the price of one week's poorly exposed negatives will pay for even the most costly of these highly essential little articles. IT]