Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on February 20, 1955 · Page 72
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Staring-into-Camera Problem Easy to Solve SUN PLUS LIGHT R. W. Boose of Windsor, Ont., used the high winter sun and also a flashlamp high and to the left to make this excellent and appealing shot. Lamp as a fill-in light was about twice as far from models as it would have been used alone. By NORMS HAFKNESS 11JAYBE an excuse is not a rea son, cut wnen mere is an audition to the family, you have both for a whole series of excit ing pictures and the addition may be of any of several kinds. Su sie's new doll, Junior's pup, their newly arrived Sister all start things, and the smart photographer keeps them going. We all know that the staring-lnto-theamera picture is a poor picture, and we also know that it is sometimes difficult to keep the models from being too interested in the camera. The answer is easy: Give the model something of great interest and then shoot while that interest registers on the face. In this shot there is the kind of interest center that strikes everyone. It has the boy-and-his-dog theme plus that of the maternal instinct. It is th kind of picture that arranges itself with the minimum of help from the photographer though, having tried many of the kind, I realize that the word "minimum" varies considerably. But the two youngsters are keenly interested in the dog. They are both looking at the same place and everything in the picture holds together and points up the same idea. It is the kind of picture that can be built around a younger baby, a doll, or almost anything that explains in itself why the two models care about it, and their intent pose both makes a good composition and produces a high audience reaction. Whenever you want to photo graph smaller children, keep the idea behind this one in mind. It is sure-fire in both the shooting and the result. ;RY SIMPLE PORTRAITS It is a bit silly to try to do everything the hard way, but so many df us seem to like it better. Portrait lighting, for instance, is a simple matter but the average photographer gets out twice as many lights as he can handle and insists in trying to make every one he owns play a part in each shot. . The smarter cameraman uses few lights and, incidently, gets better results. Aside from using sunlight, the easiest way to good portraits is just two lamps; photofloods prob ably do most to simplify the technique. One goes high above the subject and at perhaps 45 degrees from the line from subject to camera. The other is on the other side of the camera, farther from the model, and lower than the first. With a little playing with balance the relative distance of each from the model you have a fine lighting that fits practi cally any pose you and the model prefer. You can add more lights for the background, highlights in hair, and special effects, but the two are much more likely to give you really good results. Then add one of the others when you feel you have exhausted the possibili ties in just the two about 20 years from now by best guesses. Start with two floods, either the No. 1 or No. 2 but both alike. Put one on some high support that will place it about 45 degrees above the model's face and at that same angle with the line from face to camera. It should be about five feet from the face. Then place the second lamp on the opposite side of the face-camera line and at about the level of the lens. It should be twice as far from the model as the high one. From there it is just a matter of suggesting the pose you and the model like best and shooting when you like what you see. Using one No, 1 and one No. 2 flood with the larger in the high, modeling position lets you have each at the same distance for just about the same results. A little practice will quickly show you variations on this light placement, and you'll find a new excitement in discovering new effects . OW FOR THE SKYLINE. This time of year when sunset comes before most of us hard workers can leave our offices is the best time to make shots of the city skyline at night. If we make them at dusk nowadays, the lights are still on and yet there is a touch of light in the sky which both shortens our exposures and gives a bit of detail all through the picture. Later in the evening, there are too few lighted windows and the whole picture tends to be just varying tones of black on black. Too, there is too much contrast between the windows and the shadowed areas, and an exposure long enough to show shadow detail will often give halation around the lights. The surest method is to quit a little early some afternoon and take the camera and its tripod to the favored spot just after the sun has gone down. With either black and white or color, make a scries of shots at different exposures. The less exposure will yield the night pictures and more gives the dusk effect. You will probably have difficulty in deciding which you like best, but make the set and see how interesting they are. AMERA TIPS. A heavy cord or a chain fastened to the camera and held taut under your foot will help to steady the camera during exposures that may be longer than your usual safe limit. XHOSE TOO BIG FLAKES. Several readers have been bothered by too-big snowflakes near the camera when shooting winter scenes while the storm was still on. The best answer is a slower shutter speed that does not "stop" the movement of the near-by flakes. If the original exposure was 1100 second at f5.6, for example, try working at l25th at f11, or if the other movement in the picture area permits, l10th at f16. In the longer interval, the flake will almost certainly move enough to disappear from the picture. Incidentally, this is a good spot to note that a filter will make no( difference in such a situation. For all our regular black and white shooting, the filter helps only when blue sky shows in the picture area, and then it only darkens the blue areas either in the sky or sky-lit shadows. ROCHESTER. DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE -p, Sunday, February 20, 1955 y , DOVNTOWN PARKING LOT FOR RENT 100-Car capacity, active operation. Main-St. Paul area. Will give long term lease. Call HAmilton 5298 ITr A VJ 14 Vi d ONLY HW Including I ftf'fujif'j 294 SOUTH AVENUI Drivt-I Pmrkint WELDING, FABRICATING, TOOLROOM & STAMPING MACHINERY; STEEL INVENTORY; FLEET of FIELD SERVICE TRUCKS; MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMNT- plus The Last Word in Modern Office Equipment ' 'd" ATLAS WELDING & BOILER WORKS, INC. 294 Alnsley Drive, Syracuse, N. Y. Sale Date: THURS., MARCH 3 AVWrK?" Practically Everything New 1949 to 19 54 compelling: MILLING MACHINE: 3 V.n Norman Univarial (New 1954) GRINDERS: 3"24" Zocca Hydraulic Surfaea (New 1954), tench and Fades- til Grinders BRAKES: I0'5I" Universal Hydraulie (1951), 72 Chicago Bo I tin 6x10 ga. SHEARS: 6Vj" K4 Niagara; t ft 12 ga. Unishears. IRONWORKERS: 7 & 4 Kings, N.w 1950 ft 1951. BENDING ROLL: 4'x5ift" Bertseh (New 1951). PRESS; if 7 Federal oeared 85 Ton Open Bade Inclinable. FLAME CUTTING EQUIPMENT: 6B Oxygraph with electronic tracer, 3 Airco Monograph, 10 Aireo Radiograph, CMI4 Oxweld, Purox Regulators, Airco Torches. WELDERS & SUPPLIES: (22) Hobart and Miller gas and electric Are, 40 KVA Rex Spot, Large Quantity Electrodes ft Wire, Fittings ft Weld Shop Equipment. TRUCKS: (4) Dodge and International with welders ft compreiso-l I94f- 1952, 1952 Willys Pickup. MATERIAL HANDLING: 5 Ton Hysl.r Krane, 5000 lb. Towmotor (New 1954) Electric ft Chain Hoists. MISCELLANEOUS MACHINERY: 105 Cu. Ft. Schramm gas driven Com. pressor, Wayne Garage Type, 42" Niles Vertical Boring Mill, I4"x 40" ft 18" I 12" South Band Lathes, 4 Warner ft Swasey Turret, 4'-l3" Cincinnati Biclford Universal Radial, Tannewiti Di-Saw, 6x4 Toledo Hack Saw, 24" Cincinnati Shaper, (3) Upright Drills to 21". Steam Jenny, Ojter Pipe Threader, 24"x24"x4' Whiteomb Planer, Maplewood 12 ga. Beader. . SMALL TOOLS ft TOOL CRIB: Larga Assortment Portable Ah- ft Electrk Tools, plus complete Contents Tool Crib. STEEL: Approx. 200 Tons Primo Structurals, Plate, Sheet Pipe, Tubing, Flats, etc., etc. OFFICE FURNITURE ft MACHINERY: Calculators, Typewriters, Adding Machines, Dictaphone, Mimeograph Machine, Filing Cabinets, Steel Executive ft Secretarial Desks ft Chairs; Lockers, Safes, Reception ft Lounge Furniture. Everything Sold Piece by Piece No Confirmation Necessary FREE Detailed lllustreted Circular Sent en Request FREE WRITE WIRE PHONE HillL' -J 4 l 'A if 4 f 'r if nyi; j 1. EASTMAN LABORATORY 2. SIBLEY LIBRARY Three-itory and basement, brick and atone building. Total space is 29,569 square feet. Three-story and basement building with mez zinine; eut stone exterior a!Ii. Total space ii 24,644 square feet. 3. KENDRICK HALL Three-itory and basement, brick building Total space is 8,472 square feet. ! i II X rnnrr.e a vt-ui it? in"" I I : " . ZSf- ; 1 ' U k-"1 I'- . T r: mwi I I I i Mjfr . .:::L.....9. il i u "j ! ,. , -V- O LJ ! ' N. ''ss' b UNIVERSITY Or BOCHmrp I ; J d M 1 l II ! I 750' PRINCE STREET CAMPUS I LJ r 4. ANDERSON HALL Three-story and basement, cut atone building. Total space is 33,002 square feet. s f. . e 5. REYNOLDS LABORATORY Two-atory and basement atone building. Total pace ii 12,295 square feet. This land and these buildings MOW FO SALE POSSESSION ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 1955 THE LAND approximately 11 acres Ideally located next to the very heart of the city of Rochester, this land has ft number of features not duplicated by any other available property in the city. It covers "about 479,000 square feet or approximately 11 acres. Two of Rochester's main thoroughfares Main Street East and University Avenue pass within one block. No Iesshan nine major bus lines run along these streets providing quick and easy transportation to every part of the city. A five-minute drive (3.5 minutes if you outsmart the red traffic lights) or a brisk ten-minute walk brings you to the business center of the city. trees. There are off-thestrcct, paved parking lots for 190 to 200 cars. The property is situated in one of the most heavily populated sections of Rochester, surrounding it with a potential market and a pleasant residential atmosphere. Immediate surroundings also include the Memorial Art Gallery and Cutler Union (which will serve as a social center for Eastman School of Music students), the Eastman School of Music dormitories, the Masonic Temple and the Auditorium. THE BUILDINGS total rentable area of 129,602 square feet. The land is lawncd and well-stocked with shady These are buildings constructed to last for genera- THESE PROPERTIES ARE. ALSO FOR SALE: T'" r-rttfr "1 If i ! 'iKft"ilirftrn"'f iKOT wiimwwmumii UMimi J 6. CARNEGIE HALL Two-ifory and kneement, krick ffuiidin. Total apace is 21720 aqua re teet. All figures are approximate and include apace for stairways and corridors. All basements are usable. They are partitioned into rooms and are at ground level at the rear ef each bitildinr. Cas, steam heat and electricity are available front the Rochester Cas & Electric Corp. tions. The average thickness of their foundations is 25 inches; of their exterior walls, 22 inches. All of them were renovated at considerable expense in the early 'thirties providing them with all modern conveniences or the necessary connections for them. They have been kept in excellent shape since that time. The buildings have all necessary connections for electricity, plumbing and steam heat. There is also an all-metal observatory on the property. It is 17 feet in diameter and has a rotating roof and platform for observing the stars. You will find some of the essential specifications of these buildings with the pictures on this page. We will be glad to provide more detailed information1 and floor plans at your request. 3C UNIVERSITY AVE. TO 2 ' LJ L - ,.j.;Hi.. Bill ill , I a I- FURTHER INFORMATION It available ait requtsf. Casfaef Mr. Frederick 0. Whitney at tddrttt (Ivan below befwee th fioiiri ef 10 a. m. and 3 p. m. OFFERS WHEN, WHERE On May I, 1955, consideration will be given to all offers received prior to that date for these properties in whole or in part. The right is reserved to reject any or all offers. 1. Anthony Memorial Hall (tdjoininl Cnh-rine Strung Hill, University Anemia and Princt Strut) 2. Catherine Strong Hall (eorntr Uairersitr Arcane sad Prince Street) 3. Castle House (21 Prince Street) 4. Administration Offices and edjelnini fterklnl 1st (IS Priaee Street) 5. Aliton House ,(493 University Avenue) 6. Helen Bragdon House (3S StretBlllen Park) Cooperation ef brokers invited. Property shown by appointment Submit such offers in writing to: Mr. Frederick D. Whitney co University of Rochester 15 Prince Street Rochester 3, New York Telephone: GReenfield 5200 e NOTE While the foregoing descriptive statements ar from sources deemed reliable, they are not warranted by the seller and may not be made part of any contract for the sale of these properties. f

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