Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

DUNEDIN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY.

The monthly meeting of the above sooiety was held in the society's rooms last night; Mr W. Williams, president, in the chair. There was a good attendance.

The Secretary (Mr J. S. Webb) reported that six members had journeyed to Seaoliff on the Prince of Wales's Birthday, and that they had been well received at the Asylum. It was agreed to write to Dr King and thank him for the courteous treatment shown to the visitors. A conversation, initiated by Mr G. Chriohton, took place in regard to a proposed intercolonial exhibition to be held annually in one of the prlnoipal towns in New Zealand. The proposal was favorably entertained by the meeting, and itwai remitted to the Committee to oonsider and report.

Prints of. Seaoliff and other places taken by the members on the Prince of Wales's Birthday were then handed round for inspection. The principal item on the programme of the evening was a practical demonstration on enlarging on bromide paper with the optical lantern, and developing with ferrous oxalate and metol, the objeot being to show the relative value of the two develupers. The demonstrations were carried out by Messrs Williams and Monson, the picture selected being enlarged from a quarter piate to a full plate. For the metol developer the exposure was 35sec, and for the ferrous oxalate 50sec. It was found that the metol picture had been over-exposed, but the result in each instance was considered satisfactory. It was shown that only half the exposure required by the ferrous oxalate process was necessary for the metol method. A large number of slides were afterwards thrown on tie screen. Mr R. A. Ewing showed pictures of Whare Flat and Silverstream; Messrs J. C.Thomfcn and W. Williams displayed miscellaneous views; Mr C. O. M'Keilar exhibited views of Seacliff ■ while Mr Monson's contribution consisted of pictures of Te Anau and Clinton Valley. Many of the pictures were exceedingly good, and testified to the skilful manner in which the camera was handled by the exhibitors.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD18971118.2.11

Bibliographic details

DUNEDIN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY., Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

Word Count
339

DUNEDIN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working