self portrait

a chameleon is featured in this 74 year old article

Toronto. Self portraits or selfies are simple today with the ubiquitous front facing smart phone camera. Before that, a self timer allowed self portraits with  tripod mounted cameras.

But how can you capture something that is over in the blink of an eye – like the tongue of a lizard capturing a tasty morsel? An article in the October, 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics shows one way this can be accomplished.

The stand the chameleon is on looks very much like a bit of Leitz hardware to me.

Thank you to good friend and fellow PHSC member, George Dunbar, for spotting this article of by gone days and sharing it with others who cherish photographic history.


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