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Retouching desk

Article shows a retouching desk of the type used at the beginning of photography. The retouching was done basically with pencil applied directly on the photographic emulsion. Examples of antique glass plates in which people had their lines of expression smoothed by this method are shown an...

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Studio Shutter

This is a very common shutter design used in large format cameras. Is is attached in front of the lens and opens from the center when the six blades are recessed inside the ring. This is not a shutter for those counting thirds of f stops. It is open while you press the cable release or you may set...

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