Sunday, February 24, 2008

Photography before Photoshop

The amazing photographer/blogger Amy Stein had a recent post that pointed me to the fascinating blog, Modern Mechanix. This blog purports to showcase "Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today" and features scans, summaries, and entire articles from a variety of old tech magazines. I encourage you to browse the entire photography category, but I will share a few articles that give us an insight into camera and photo trickery before Photoshop...hopefully to remind us that this wasn't that long ago!

From Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Incredible Pictures" (1955). Read the whole article and see the entire spread here.

From is another fun one, Modern Mechanix, "Tricks of the Composite Photograph" (1938). Read and see it

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