Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 16, 1961 · Page 89
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 89

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 16, 1961
Page 89
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CAMERA ANGLES Know-How, Automation, or Both? MJ'NOW-HOW vs. auloma- ^^ tion has stirreU debates in my household lately and I contend that know-how plus the automatic camera makes the best combination for good pictures. Here's how it all came about: I was testing the Rollei- magic camera, the only auto- By Irving Desfor matic 2J4 x2 '/4 twin-lens reflex. It measures the light in front of the camera and automatically selects the correct combination of shutter s[eed and lens opening as the release lever is pressed. As with all automatic cameras, the film speed must be set. Beyond that, the pholog- H. J. Clements Plumbing Heating 800 W. Willow GA 4-0437 1321 Redondo QM-3517 1 blk. No. P. C. It. OPEN SUNDAYS :2S «. DUHCAHI f unui DUHCANBUILT HOMES Complele to 25-Fr. Set-Bock Turn-Key Job. £ DUPLEX ^ £ APARTMENTS^ ^gtA4«M**»\ DUHCAKBUILT HOMES GA 6-4227 1554 W. WAUDLOW Opan Dally 9 la 5 P.M. Mambsr of Contractors Ann. of California rapher must a t t e n d to one other chore to make a picture: he must focus, I TURNED the camera over to my wife and IG-year- old daughter, Barbara, who are typical of so many people to whom the principles of correct exposure are a mystery. But they could fathom the idea of focusing and of observing a moving needle. When they saw it, it meant they had enough light to shoot by. The testing ground was a camera cruise up the Hudson River on which we were accompanied by hundreds of other camera fans. When black-and-white film was switched to Kodacolor, the film speed was changed and caused nary a moment's hesitation to my women. That saw that needle and clicked away. Then, later, Barbara called for help. We had docked at Bear Mountain and were walking under a ramp when she stopped to shoot the boat in the river. Under the deep shadow of the ramp, however, the needle didn't show. Couldn't she take a picture? she wanted to know. THE SITUATION is one in which an automatic camera goofs, its exposure meter tricked by the heavy shadow of the ramp or sometimes a doorway or tunnel. It would also be fooled if the lighting were reversed--that is, if the camera were in bright light and the subject in the shade. This is where a little know- how came in handy. I moved Barbara down the ramp to an open space. There the needle became visible. I Dengntd to miV« double of your Den, Bo/«* and S*w- iaf Focruj. Full *JM rwio box ipn'or mil tnatcceif, witb r«Jofor«d td K tt, make up * . I forcible di ra n bf d*jr ·ad b*d bjr ntghr. Prrvioutl ' %»y'i °i'atl!"?t,' Illn If wot* Girl tlopli toitpail- \ottt ef fatrlti **4 to\or, I long liftrtil roller! far rfrfrf trAtr. jr n t g r . Prrvoutly nly in Tcidini HtXaEj d Apartment*, EASY BANK TERMS ouueu^ rocks: Bay of vallarla, Mexico Spooling from under cover Tn heavy shade -iric^s ihe eye of automatic camera, but know-how gets a picture. told her to press her finger ever so lightly on the release lever . . . but not enough to snap a picture. As she did so, the needle became rigid, locking the proper exposure combination for that light in place. Then she moved back to her pre- selected position, got ready, and pressed the lever all the way down. The picture was made w i t h the proper exposure. The camera can be switched off automatic operation for flash or time exposures. But we are still debating who to credit for a good boat picture, the old man with the know- how or the chick who clicked the shutter. Catalina Fun (Continued from Page 7) Day a regatta was arranged. With the great number of fish in the nearby waters, the island attracted n u m e r o u s fishermen who caught tuna, rock bass, yellowtail and jew fish. In 1898. Capt. Frederick Holder, C. P. Morehouse, C. L. Doran and C. Manning founded the Catalina Tuna Club. Dressed in business suits, w h i t e , stiff - collared shirts and bowlers, these sports fishermen and others from various states set world records in taking tuna. CATALINA abounded in such animals as wild pigs, burros, goats and deer. Mexican Joe was the popular guide, v/ho had much information about the island, and often took hunting or fishing parties around. Some persons visited the mountain, 2,360- foot Black Jack, on horseback from Avalori, while others went by steamer to Swanc's Landing, where they obtained mounts. After lunch in picnic style, the visitors would return to Avalon. Other diversions included afternoon and evening conceits by the Musso Orchestra. One event that caused much e x c i t e m e n t w a s a steamer excursion to see a 600-foot cliff blown up at the government quarry. One newspaper praised the type of visitor who came to the island by saying: "One of the most desir- ! able features of this resort is the absence of toughs and people of low character. Those who come here are of moral nature and of sterling worth." Stopping Action Many sharpshooters enjoy taking action pictures of summer sports, and those that are most expert at action picture- taking adhere to a few simple rules. Those with box cameras and a set shutter speed of about 1/50 of a second will find that snapping the action as it comes directly at them increases the odds for successful "stop action" shots. Those with adjustable cameras should use the fastest shutter speed possible without underexposing the picture. Subjects moving at right angles to the camera require faster shutter speeds t h a n those moving diagonally or head-on. Distant action, such as baseball plays shot from the grandstand, can be slopped by a slower shutter speed than the same action occurring only a few yards away. THE H A M M O N D ORGAN IS YOUR BEST BUY BECAUSE IT IS- The Orifj/ organ with thouaanili of beautiful tone colors through the magic ot "tone bars." The only organ that offers rich vibrato effects on either keyboard of both. The only organ that simulates dzens of m a n u a l instruments, Tlie Ortfy organ w i t h the 3pnr- Jtling effect of ·'Touch-Response" Percussion. The only orfjan tVat never ve-.t* out of tune. The only organ that is extremely durable under any climatic conditions.

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