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'Modern miniature photography at lowest cost', 1930s

This is a colour poster advertising Kodak cameras that was printed in the 1930s. Its text reads, 'LET US DEMONSTRATE THE MINIATURE KODAKS DE-LUXE' and 'Modern Miniature Photography AT LOWEST COST'. The miniature camera models, listed along the bottom of the poster, are Retina, Bantam, Duo and Suprema. The poster features ...

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'Double your week-end fun, go with a Kodak' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak cameras, that was produced in the 1930s. The advertising slogan reads 'DOUBLE YOUR WEEK-END FUN Go with a Kodak THE SNAPSHOTS YOU WANT TOMORROW YOU MUST MAKE TODAY'. The poster features an illustration of a woman in a short green playsuit and necktie. She is kneeling down, holding ...

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'Give a Kodak' poster, 1938

This is a colour poster advertising Kodak cameras for a 1938 Christmas sales campaign. The advertising slogan reads 'Kodaks and Brownies / GIVE A KODAK / Kodak film Gift Packages', set against a background illustration of holly in red and green. The back of the poster, not seen here, is in the form of a 'Kodak Trade Circular' ...

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'We sell Kodak film' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak film, that was printed in the 1930s. Its slogan reads 'WE SELL Kodak Film DEVELOPING PRINTING ENLARGING'. The poster features illustrations of three yellow boxes of Kodak film, Verichrome, Panatomic and Super Sensitive Panchromatic. The dimensions of the poster are 665 mm x 260 mm.

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Eastman Kodak 'Bullet' camera, 1936-42

This is a 'Bullet' camera, manufactured from Bakelite, glass and metal by Eastman Kodak, USA. It features a black Bakelite body and circular lens that can be extended by turning the round Bakelite barrel that frames the lens. The metal viewfinder can be folded down against the top of the camera when it is not in use. There ...

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Eastman Kodak 'Brownie model No 2A' camera, 1930-33

This is a 'Brownie model No 2A' camera, manufactured from metal, glass, wood, textile and leather, by Eastman Kodak, USA, between 1930 and 1933. The camera comprises a rectangular box-like structure covered in blue leatherette with a blue leather strap on the top. A horizontal viewfinder is located in the top of the camera ...

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Eastman Kodak 'No 2C Autographic Junior' camera, 1913-16

This is a 'No 2C Autographic Junior' camera, manufactured from glass, metal and leather by Eastman Kodak, USA. The camera is rectangular in shape with rounded ends.The metal body of the camera is covered in black leather. The camera has a rectangular brown leather storage case with a leather carry strap.

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Photographic booth, c1930-40

This is a Mutoscope photomatic photographic booth and parts, manufactured from metal, glass, fabric, ceramic and rubber by International Mutoscope Reel Co Inc, New York City. The unit is mostly green, with white trim at the top. Signs on the front and the side of the unit read 'Your Photo / Already Framed / One Minute / ...

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'Better snapshots are easier now' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak cameras, that was printed in the 1930s. The advertising slogan reads 'BETTER SNAPSHOTS are EASIER NOW with new "Body-Release" Kodaks'. The poster features an illustration of a smiling woman in a sundress who is lying on grass and holding a folding Kodak camera. The word ‘KODAK’ ...

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'Don't forget to take your Kodak' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak cameras, that was produced in the 1930s. On the left is a close-up black-and-white photograph of a young girl eating an ice-cream, with the words '"DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR KODAK"' in a speech bubble directed at her mouth. On the right is a black-and-white photograph of a young ...

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'Now! 8 exposures instead of 6, Kodak film' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak film, that was printed in the 1930s. It features the slogan 'Now! 8 Exposures / Instead of 6 / 2 EXTRA EXPOSURES / KODAK Film / VERICHROME AND REGULAR / 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 INCHES'. The poster's dimensions are 745 mm x 265 mm.

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'Kodak film, because it's made in Australia' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak film, that was printed in the 1930s. It features an illustration of a bright red, partly unspooled roll of photographic film against a green background. The slogan 'IT'S RIGHT FOR AUSTRALIA ... KODAK FILM Because IT'S MADE IN AUSTRALIA', runs across the unspooled section of film. ...

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'Kodak film makes every camera a better camera' poster, 1930s

This is a colour poster, advertising Kodak photographic film, that was produced in the 1930s. An illustration of a yellow, black and red box of Kodak Verichrome film appears in the top left-hand corner. The slogan on the poster reads 'PERFECTED BY WORLD WIDE KODAK RESEARCH Kodak Film MAKES EVERY CAMERA A BETTER CAMERA'. ...

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Magic lantern Kromogram colour glass slides, c1895

This set of six colour glass slides (two red, two blue and two green) is an early example of colour photography. Together, the set is called a Kromogram. When looked at through a special viewer, a Kromskop, the image appears to be in natural colour. The slides date to about 1895.

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Shooting video with a hand-held camera

You're making a video and want to take moving shots with your hand-held camera, but you don't want them to look all shaky. Catherine Marciniak from ABC Open has some useful advice for you on taking steady shots and getting a variety of shots. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Using a tripod when making a video

Hand-held camera can be great for lively effects in a video, but sometimes you need a tripod. Benj Binks from ABC Open has some handy tips for you on making the most of this equipment. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Filming from Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1962

This is a black-and-white photograph of a cinematographer filming a pan (slowly moving the camera to take in a panorama) with a 16-mm camera across the city of Sydney from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1962. He is following the entrance into Circular Quay of a cruise ship. The cinematographer is on the outside ...

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'Tim Winton', 2004

This is a photographic portrait by Quentin Jones of novelist Tim Winton (b1960) accompanied by catalogue information about the portrait. Also included is information about Tim Winton's career. The portrait places Winton centrally against the backdrop of his favourite place, Cheynes Beach near Albany in Western Australia. ...

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InsideArt: photography

This is an album of eight videos which focus on photography. Michel Lawrence interviews eight photographers with a wide range of visual styles, spheres of interest and experience. They reflect on their personal approaches to capturing images - including choice of subject matter, location, lighting and composition, materials ...

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Lights, camera, action: lighting

Explore how lighting effects are used in films to tell a story. Learn words used to describe light levels and lighting effects. See how combinations of lighting can hide or reveal things, set a mood and influence audience feelings. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, dim lighting ...