Image from page 342 of “The American annual of photography” (1911)
Title: The American annual of photography
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Publisher: New York : Tennant and Ward
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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t, however, that the more intimate and pri-vate concerns are settled in the open air; all the.buying andselling is done at stalls, at booths, or in open-fronted shops;a good deal of personal washing, and all garments are washedin the open; many trades, such as hair-cutting and shaving, arecarried on in the streets, and often both in China and India,we have seen children being taught in a school which consistedonly of a high roof to protect them from the suns rays. How 262 more than disappointing it is to lose pictures of native life,which would l^e of so much interest to those who cannot seethem for themselves, and how irritating- to the photographerwhen the natives seem instinctively to detect his presence andat once hide their faces and hurry out of focus. Instead of arousing suspicion and causing bad feelingamongst your would-be models, the question is—how to deceivethem? Not that you mean to take any unfair advantage, asyou know that they cannot be injured in any way by your ac-
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A MONASTERY, KASHMIR. WALTER T. CLUTTERBUCK. tion. There is a way, a delightful invention, by means ofwhich no suspicion is aroused, and absolutely natural andunique pictures of native life may be obtained. The camerareferred to, and used for the pictures reproduced here, looksalmost exactly like a field glass. At the ends, where the largelenses of a binocular are usually located, useless pieces ofdark-colored glass are let in to represent lenses, but these arc 263 merely sham, to deceive the uninitiated. In looking throughthe binocular a small reflector is arranged, so that you see theimage which you wish to photograph at right angles to theway the binocular is pointing. Two lenses also correspond,and you can take a picture either to your right or to your left.So, for instance, if you wish tO photograph a group on yourright-hand side, you appear to be looking through your binocu-lar at the distant view straight down the street, and the groupis thus utterly unconscious of your intenti
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