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Photo Show, The; To Choose a Camera

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Photo Show, The
To Choose a Camera
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Series Description

Premiered May 10, 1978 What’s the best camera for you? That’s the topic of the premiere episode of the latest in our line of How-To shows. The Photo Show exposes you, as it were, to a working knowledge of cameras, composition, darkroom techniques, lighting, and color, with info as valuable to old hands as it is to beginners. Local photographer Jonathan Goell hosts the 13 part series.

See June 1978 Prime Time Program Guide for cover story. Series release date: 5/10/1978

Program Description

What’s the best camera for you? You needn’t have fancy equipment to consider the photographic possibilities around you. Jonathan Goell suggests the purchase of an inexpensive, second-hand camera, saving your money for good film, not fancy gadgets.

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Broadcast program

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Fine Arts
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