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Panoramic Photography
Alan Zinn
Sunday, June 5th 2016, 1:30 PM
Woman's Club Workshop, 72 Columbus St, Newton Highlands MA 02461

PHSNE's June 5th meeting will focus on the panoramic camera, specifically the rotating Lookaround camera designed by speaker Alan L. Zinn in 1973. Using this camera for urban photography has become the main passion for Zinn who is retired and living in Brookline MA. At the meeting, Zinn will demonstrate the amazingly simple Lookaround camera and share some of his photographs.

In the mid '90s, Zinn's hobby was building to-order cameras and selling how-to books for them. The comprehensive drawings, photos and thorough instructions for making Lookaround cameras are now available as a free PDF file which he will furnish upon request: email him at lookaround360@panoramacamera.us.

Zinn studied industrial design and fine art and has an MFA from Wayne State University in Detroit. Before retiring, he was teaching graphic arts in Michigan. He has an online SmugMug picture gallery that can be accessed at lookaround360.smugmug.com/Urban-Film-Panoramas.

Directions to the Woman's Club Workshop and a map are available at phsne.org/meetings.

~Adapted from snap shots


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