Statues from Snapshots
By WALTER E. BURTON
YOUR favorite snapshots can be made into attractive statuettes for your desk or piano, top by following the methods outlined in this article. All that is needed is a piece of cardboard, a saw, and glue.
SOMETHING different in photographic decorations can be easily produced by converting pictures of friends, buildings, animals or other objects into attractive “photo-figures.”
Making Photos as Big as Billboards
WHEN Uncle Sam does anything he generally does it on a grand scale. And at the photographic bureau of the Department of Agriculture he carries out these well established principles by turning out photos that are as big as billboards.
These photos when completed are distributed throughout the country to the various agriculture schools and to special agriculture classes carried on for the benefit of farmers who wish to acquaint themselves with the latest developments in the science of farming.
Animate Your Photographs
A pull on a string and this photo comes to life. To make this toy choose or make a photograph of your child (or even yourself) in a pose which shows the arms and legs suitably extended. Make two identical enlargements and glue these on thin Masonite or plywood.
Now you have two mounted prints; on one you will want to use only the torso, so mark off the legs and arms.
Pigeons Now Take Aerial Photos
AN automatic miniature camera strapped to the breast of a carrier pigeon is the latest method being employed for the making of aerial photographs in Germany. The camera is timed so that shutter is snapped at regular intervals in bird’s flight.
Futuristic Tower Of Light
TO MAKE this trick shot, an enlarged photo was made of a common 1-1/2-in. wood screw. The image of the screw was cut from the print and pasted to another made from a cloud negative. The base line of trees was painted on the combined print with water color and the combination was copied with the camera on process film. The beams of light were worked in by hand on the copy negative and the final print was then made.
TV pictures ore easy to take, but look what happens if you use a focal plane shutter.
IF you own a television set and camera, you can start a photographic collection of your favorite TV stars right in your own living room. No lights are necessary, in fact the best results are obtained by having all the lights in the room out when you take your shots. The only extra piece of equipment that you will need is a tripod.
THROW out that wallpaper! Away with plaster! Your home may now have magnificent new walls—walls covered seemingly with rare and beautiful materials such as hare-wood, woven rattan, marble, even snakeskin—all practically indistinguishable from the real thing.
The Di-Noc Company of Cleveland makes it possible. Using a record-sized camera they take color shots of the material to be reproduced, etch the exposures so obtained on copper plates, and use the plates for printing by the gravure process on an extremely thin paperbacked film. Film with backing is transferred in large areas to any flat surface and the backing stripped away.
Party Fun With This FREAK Camera
IF YOU are looking for something different in party entertainment, perhaps a freak camera similar to that shown here will help.
This camera started life as a store box. A little paint and a trimming of lantern-slide tape transformed it into something resembling a camera. From that point the construction consisted of attaching accessories that have no connection with photography.
America’s Five Favorite Hobbies
By EDWIN TEALE
AMERICA is the hobby center of the world. More money is spent annually on hobbies in the United States than in any other country on earth. From old-fashioned whittling to polarized-light microscopy, a thousand and one spare-time interests provide Americans with relaxation and amusement. Seeking relief from the strain of an uncertain future, millions of persons, in recent months, have joined the ranks of the hobby-riders.
Supplying the needs of America’s vast army of hobbyists has become big business. Factories with incomes of millions of dollars annually cater to the wants of men and women who are following specialized hobbies. Each week sees an increasing number of hobby columns in newspapers and hobby volumes on the shelves of libraries and bookstores.