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Press camera article update[edit]

I have substantially updated the article on press cameras, provided extensive refs for every section and expanded the list of press cameras. I think the images could be improved but I've completed as much of the content as I could find. If there are no objections, I think the "ref improve" and "expand list" tags can be removed. Thanks. N0TABENE (talk) 23:45, 17 December 2015 (UTC)


Will someone please review this draft and comment on whether it is ready for acceptance as an article? Robert McClenon (talk) 21:07, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Do we need a Category:Military photographers? (and/or Category:Military photography)[edit]

Please see discussion at WPMilHist: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Military_history#Do_we_need_a_Category:Military_photographers?. MatthewVanitas (talk) 03:45, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Offer of relevant material[edit]

A reader with interest in early press cameras has written a book about the subject and an associated website:
The author has expressed willingness to provide free licenses for this material. While they directly approach Wikipedia. I'm thinking that wikisource may be a better repository. I'm reaching out to this wiki project because I'm a decidedly amateur photographer and my hope is someone with more interest in the subject will be better positioned to enter into a discussion with the author and determine next steps. If you let me know, I will put you in contact with the author. --S Philbrick(Talk) 14:11, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

A link to a DAB page[edit]

Thomas Thorp (scientific instrument manufacturer) mentions a 19th century photographer called Izarn; but that links to a DAB page with no relevant entry. All I can find about him is that he was presumably French; this record cites a paper he published in Comptes rendus in 1893. Can any expert find his given name or at least an initial? (If he appears in a source as 'M. Izarn', that is more likely to be 'Monsieur' than an initial.) I'd be reluctant to redlink him as Izarn (photographer) or to unlink him unless there is no alternative. Narky Blert (talk) 11:58, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

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