Australian ProPhoto

ProPhoto 45 Years Ago

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There’s nothing like a dip into the archives to reveal just how much things have changed in the imaging industry, especially over the last couple of decades. In the late 1960s, B&W film still reigned supreme and colour was viewed with suspicion. Here’s a selection of what was on the pages of this magazine 25 years ago when it was called Profession­al Photograph­y in Australia. This is a snapshot of the September-October 1969 issue. TesT RepoRTs • Fujica G690 6x9cm format RF camera • Polaroid 4x5-inch Film Holder people And plAces • Claude McCarthy, first IAP Honorary Fellow • William Green (NSW) mini portfolio • Photograph­y in Borneo by Hedda Morrison (ACT) • Art Directors Club Of Melbourne exhibition The Issues • Profit Or Perish (some things never change) • Better establishi­ng photograph­y as a respected profession (ditto) The AdveRTIseR­s • Hanimex – Durst DA900 and A600 autofocus enlargers • Group Color – profession­al processing services • C.R. Kennedy Sales – Pentax Spotmatic 35mm SLR • Goodman Brothers – Arca-Swiss monorail cameras • Swift & Bleakley – Multiblitz Report on-camera flash system • Swift & Bleakley – Gitzo tripods • Watson Victor – Rollei SL66 6x6cm SLR system • PICS – Strobe studio flash systems • PICS – Agfa Varioscop 60 enlarger • Photograph­ic Engineerin­g Sales – Cambo camera stands • Kodak – Tri-X Pan Profession­al B&W film • Agfa-Gevaert – Rapidoprin­t processors and papers • R. Gunz (Photograph­ic) – Gossen Lunasix exposure meter • Ilford – FP4 B&W film

 ?? Cover photograph by Philip Hedda Morrison. ??
Cover photograph by Philip Hedda Morrison.

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