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.; Mr. Reginald Belfield is an enthusiastic amateur in the

art of photography. To obtain the best results, he says, it is absolutely necessary to have been trained as a painter. Given this training, photography is really an art like painting.

Ile proceeds to prove it for us in charming landscapes such as those of Palma Harbour, Majorca, and a Street in China, Which he publishes in From Landscape to Studio (Methuen,

Its. afternoon study of Sheffield is a picture which the Smoke Abatement Society 'should certainly secure for

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