The Complete Photographer

Periodical: The Complete Photographer
Tagline: “A Complete Guide to Amateur and Professional Photography”
Issue: #14 (Volume 3, January 30, 1942)
Publisher: National Educational Alliance, Chicago, Illinois
Pages: 68
Provenance: Unknown
Table of Contents: The View Finder [editor’s column]; Color Photography—Kodachrome; Color Photography—Making Separation Negatives; Color Esthetics; Photogravure Section; Color Movies; Color Photography—Aerial; Color Photography—Practice of Kodachrome; Photogravure Section [II]; Color Process—Additive; Color Process—Agfa Color.
Our Cover: “Rudolf Hoffman took this photograph of a little girl and her dogs—and the subject is surely an irresistible one, good for color and black and white alike. It is the kind of subject, too, which is available to every amateur and professional. Here the treatment is simplicity itself and skilled technic has lifted it out of the realm of the pure and simple snapshot into that of the outdoor portrait.”
Random Passage: “Out-of-Door Pictures. In landscapes, the time of day and quality of light on a particular subject should be carefully noted with reference to selecting the best possible lighting. This may involve going back to a place a number of times to make notes for future reference.” (from Color Esthetics by Paul Outerbridge)
Notes: The Complete Photographer’s editor, Willard D. Morgan (1900-1967) came from a background of photography and publishing, founding this thrice-monthly magazine shortly after serving as one of the original photo editors for Life magazine. In addition to straightforward how-to-photograph articles, this particular issue contained a lot of lovely full-page photographs printed on higher quality stock paper. I’m including all of them below.


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