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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

Photographic Club

page 95

Photographic Club

This is the second year of the Club's activities, and, while nothing very spectacular has occurred, the work of fostering the are and science of photography has gone steadily ahead. New material and apparatus is being added to the dark-room, which, it may be said, exists for the benefit of the photo-graphers of the College, and is there to be used. Arrangements are being made for the purchase of photographic periodicals, and it is hoped that a locker will shortly be provided for storing them. By the use of these journals members should be able to obtain the information that is generally acquired by experience—a costly method in photography.

The Club this year made a late start, and, as a result, only two lectures have been given up to date: one by a foundation member of the Club, Mr. J. T. Salmon, M.Sc., on "Light Filters," and the other by Mr. C. John Ralph, on "Colour Photography." In both of these lectures excellent slides illustrated the effects that could be obtained, and were of immense practical value.

The paucity of lectures, unavoidable under the circumstances, has not prevented the enthusiasts of the Camera Club from doing their practical work and improving their skill under the reasonable conditions of the Club's dark-room. The offer of a prize by Spike for the best photograph submitted brought forth an encouraging number of entries, and the results of the competition are published in this issue. The hope is expressed that this will become an annual feature.