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A Good Read

29 Nov 2020 3:19PM   Views : 342 Unique : 234

I used to read loads of different photographic magazines, basically because there were loads of them around and I was hungry for knowledge. These days the picture is a little different as we have the internet, where everybody and anybody can say what they want to, dispensing information that may or may not be right. Fortunately it's still possible to tell the difference and the internet is a great tool. However, it's great if you know what to search for, but arguably less useful if we just want to browse. For example, I was searching through an old book and came across a description of a Chinese tower that looked interesting. I can't remember its name now, but suffcie it to say that I became curious as to how it would look now. An interent search brought me the answer, but I would never have found it at all had I not been browsing a book.

I collect old photographic magazines as well and these give a fascinating insight into life in general, as well as interesting facts and information on techniques and equipment. The sense of equality between male and female photographers is also highlighted, and from the start there have been formidable photographers of both sexes. There are other remarkable differences to today, for example winners of photo competitions would likely have their full address published. That would be unthinkable and downright hazardous today.

I've gathered together and re-processed images of a selection of photographic magazines for your kind consideration..........
















The most convenient way to collect these is in bound volumes and most of my APs are bound. These were the days when photographers spent the long lonely winter days and nights making an index for the year's copies so they could add that to the bound magazines. Those days could well be with us again!


pathrover 5 55 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2020 4:51PM
Interesting blog John. I think we should organise a practical evening at ADAPS exploring the treacle process😉
Seriously, there is an interesting lecture in there.

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