National Geographic : 1972 Nov
How often has it happened? You're scanning through this magazine, just looking at the pictures and captions the first time through. Suddenly you stop turning pages. Your attention is diverted, arrested, captured. Finally you do go on, almost reluctantly. Then you come back again. That's the kind of impact a great photograph can have. If you're a regular reader of this magazine, if you appreciate the fine photographs on these pages, there just might be the makings of a photographer in you. Because you've already begun to develop a photographer's eye. And recognizing a good photograph is the first step in being able to create your own. The second step is, of course, the right camera. One that can respond to your creative inputs without complica ting your life unduly. We have such a camera. The Nikkormat FTN. Despite its professional reputation and abilities, it is surprisingly, disarm ingly simple to use. People have graduated from instant-loaders to Nikkormat without missing a click. Yet, with equal regularity, Nikkor mat owners have crossed the line between amateur and professional photographer without changing cameras. Because the Nikkormat is part of the Nikon System, the most complete in 35mm photog raphy. As fast and as far as you want to grow in photography, the Nikkormat grows with you. Is the talent, the creative spark within you? There are two ways to find out: See your Nikon dealer, or write for details. And ask, too, about The Nikon School of Photography. Nikon Inc., Garden City, N.Y. 11530. Subsidiary of Ehrenreich Photo Optical Industries, Inc. Dept. NG. EMB (In Canada: Anglophoto Ltd., P.Q.) That quality which lets you appreciate great photographs can make you a fine photographer. Nikkormat.The beginning of your involvement.