From my archives - Teaching the blind

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From my archives - Teaching the blind

Post by GrahamS » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:35 am

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A Blind lady crosses Market street in central Johannesburg, led by her guide dog. 1961
Nikon F, 50mm Nikkor-H, f2.0, Plus C in D76

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A blind man is taught how to read a “braille” map at the Guide Dog centre for the blind, in Johannesburg, South Africa. 1961 Nikon F, 50mm Nikkor-H f2.0, Plus X in D76.

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Nikon F shown here with 50mm f1.4 Nikkor S lens.

These were taken while my father was filming a documentary on the training of Guide Dogs for the Guide Dog Association for the Blind. I was sometimes fortunate enough to be offered the job of stills photographer on many of his productions. I learned a lot about lighting and exposure. Earlier in my photographic life, when I was still learning the difference between f-stops and exposure values, my father confiscated my exposure meter. I had to get the exposure correct just by evaluating the lighting visually. I was never allowed to use "bracketing."
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Post by titrisol » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:46 am

The 1st picture is brilliant, love the guys in the background and the Austin Mini in there
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Re: From my archives - Teaching the blind

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:49 pm

Saw all of the series on Flickr, Graham. Excellent stills work.

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Re: From my archives - Teaching the blind

Post by Julio1fer » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:15 pm

Excellent series!

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