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Saturday 2 March 1867, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

A FEW HINTS
BY
MESSRS. LIDDELL AND YOUDALE,

Photographic Artists,
High-street, West Maitland,

ON THE BEST MEANS OF OBTAINING GOOD
CARTES-DE-VISITE,

The best time is the forenoon, or early in the afternoon
before the artist has met with some nervous, restless sitter
or spoiled child, to try his patience ; for, if the photo-
grapher is in good humour, you will be more likely to
have a pleasant expression.

In dressing, remember that in photography blue ¡s light,
and red or orange dark: and therefore the more blue any-
thing contains, the lighter it will be ; and the more red, or
orange, the darker it will be. Thus purple, violet, mauve,
magenta, will be light, because they contain a large propor-
tion of blue; scarlet, and brown, and olive-green will be
dark, because it contains a large proportion of orange, or
red. Another thing to be particularly observed ¡s, that
whatever reflects light comes out white-such as the
polish on boots, the gloss on silks, oil on the hair, &c. ;
henoe, black hair, with much oil, will come out as if
grey.

THE GALLERY HAS BEEN RE-ARRANGED, and provided
with a choice selection of pure chemicals, and a variety
of artistic scenes, so as to give the greatest possible
finish to his portraits.

CARTES-DE-VISITE taken—standing or sitting—One
for 2s. 6d. ; four, 5s ; twelve, 10s. 6d.

LIFE-SIZE PORTRAITS finished in the highest style of
art, in oil or crayons.

Specimens on view. 7886

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