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Re: positive/negative space

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Melissa Enderle (Melissaenderle)
Sat, 19 Apr 97 22:13:37 -0500

>Dear Andrew--Use photography--neg. space is so important there.
I just had to chime in about something I learned today at an inservice.
Polaroid came to our district and shared with interested folks something
that I think you all might find an asset. They have a special film that
can be developed into slides by kids. The film comes in the regular
canister look and is loaded and shot from your 35mm camera the same way
as you would any other film. The shot film is then placed inside a
developing box along with a special chemical cartridge, with the box
being approximately the size of a video tape rewinder. Once loaded into
the box, after a flip of a switch, 15 or so seconds of turning a crank
and 2 minutes of timed waiting, the film has been developed into a slide
format. After easily mounting with a nifty slide mounter, the
photographer now has a collection of quality black and white slide
images. I was impressed by the amount of detail and clarity that the film
offered. Being that the images were in black and white, it would be even
easier to focus on important artistic elements such as negative space and

Melissa Enderle