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Straight Jacket

March 04, 1990

Re Dave Light's letter wondering whether the photo accompanying "Bernard Shaw on Photography" (Book Review, Dec. 31) may have been " 'flipped' in printing" (since Shaw looks through his camera's view finder with his left eye but pushes the shutter button with a finger of his right hand):

Probably not. Check the buttons on his jacket.

Many photographers in industry have learned to look for such "handedness" clues to catch unwarranted flopped negatives.

A man's buttons, as Shaw's, are on the right of the garment. I checked the jackets in my own closet. (Not my wife's.)

GENE COLEMAN, SAN LUIS OBISPO

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