Twice Told Tuesday features a photography related article reprinted from
my collection of old photography books, magazines, and newspapers.
Here is advice as good today as it was in 1918. We have those wonderful technologically superior cameras, but do we get the picture?
THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER'S WEEKLY
Friday, February 1, 1918
PHOTOGRAPHY is many-sided - mechanical, technical, scientific, artistic, esthetic, utilitarian, personal - but, from what ever side we may approach it, the picture is the thing.
We know an amateur who spent several years in engrossing study of mechanical and technical and scientific phases of photography, during which time, however, he produced practically no pictures of interest to himself or others.
This experience can be duplicated any number of times. It is possible to forget that the picture is the thing.
Ten, fifteen, twenty years from now, the most satisfactory evidence you can have of your present interest in photography will be an interesting collection of pictures made in this present time.
Do not overlook this. Seek to comprehend the scientific basis of photography, become proficient in its different processes, let your intelligence and interest play as broadly and as deeply on the various phases of photography as your inclinations dictate, but steady yourself with the reflection that the picture is the thing.
Get the knowledge, get the facts - but also get the pictures. For these, in the end, are your results.
you there would be no family history and no collection.
Unknown, Results. THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER'S WEEKLY. February 1918. pg. 65.
Decker, J.E. Tatting (Little Girl Wearing Glasses). 1918. THE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER'S WEEKLY. February 1918. pg. 67.