Your Photo is in the Mail

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Reuben Sallows, Postcard Photographer, Goderich Ontario (1855 – 1937)

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, October 19, 2016
Mike Smith: Your Photo is in the Mail

Our speaker is well known author Mike Smith from the world of postcard collectors. Tonight he will speak on the Goderich postcard photographer Reuben R. Sallows (1855 – 1937). I have a passing knowledge as my eldest daughter helped the designer of the gallery website with some coding. Mike Smith  published an article on Sallows and postcards on The Wayback Times website just this year.

The public is welcome. Go to our Programs page for times and directions.

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Rescued Film Project

Sample Image from the Rescued Film Project

Sample Image from the Rescued Film Project

Toronto. Some months earlier this year, Russ Forfar, a regular contributor to this site, sent me an interesting link to a person trying to rescue (i.e. process and print) some 66 bundles (about 1,200 rolls) of film shot in the 1950s by the same (unknown?) photographer and never developed.

You can learn about rescued film here on this web site.  The person rescuing this particular bunch of rolls, Levi Bettwieser, chose indiegogo to raise money and by August of this year his venture has raised about a third more money than he first set out to raise. You can learn more about the Rescued Film Project here.

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A Long Shot…

Huge Nikon Zoom Telephoto Lens

Huge Nikon Zoom Telephoto Lens

Toronto. Back in January of this year, member and past speaker Paul Pasquarello of Buffalo sent me a short note with a link to Petapixel.com and a story about a very expensive,very long zoom telephoto lens manufactured by Nikon.

The two biggest names in cameras these days are Canon and Nikon. Professionals in our society seem to be split. Some favour Canon and others Nikon. Regardless of your allegiance, have a look at this amazing piece of glass and how it should be transported, err… carried.

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Swann Gallery Auction of Photos

Children in a Daguerreotype portrait - Lot 12

Children in a Daguerreotype portrait – Lot 12

Toronto. Daile Kaplan of Swann Auction Galleries in NYC sent me a note today advising me of an auction next month, Tuesday, October 25th, at 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to add to your image collection. The online catalogue is here and a 3D catalogue here. The auction is titled”Art & Storytelling: Photographs and Photobooks”.

You can email Daile Kaplan here for more information. The auction covers the gamut from the early days of photography to more recent times.

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A History of the Future 20160921 – a Review

Ryerson U. at Yonge and Gould, Toronto

Ryerson U. at Yonge and Gould, Toronto, Wednesday Sept 21, 2016

A delightful night for the PHSC. Our host for the presentations was Joanna Beyersbergen of Ryerson. We had two key speakers: Bob Wilson of the PHSC on the history of stereo and 4th year Ryerson student Marissa Frosst on the technologies of the DME Lab. Both speakers addressed the audience in the amphitheatre of Ryerson University Student Learning Centre located at Yonge and Gould. Click on any image in this post to view a larger version. Continue reading

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Everything Old Is New Again IV

Leica SOFORT

Leica SOFORT

Toronto. Our Editor Bob Lansdale, another Leica affection-ado, sent me an email a few days ago announcing new Leica products. Among them was this camera called a Leica SOFORT. This unusual camera uses the Fuji Instax instant film for making on the spot prints like the old picture in a minute Polaroid cameras. Leica? Polaroid? Is nothing sacred?

The colours alone tell you this model is targeted at youths, not old crocks who appreciated the fine resolution and bokeh of once iconic Leica lenses.

 

 

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The New Photographic Canadiana Packaged

Lily Liu of Aries,Bob Wilson and Bob Lansdale

Lily Liu of Aries, Bob Wilson and Bob Lansdale packing the new Journal.

Toronto. An auspicious moment last week when the first redesigned issue of the journal came off the presses and was packaged with various inserts at Aries Group by Editor Lansdale and Secretary Wilson.

The image was taken at the Aries press building in Etobicoke (Toronto Westend). This issue, 42-2, was delivered to the post office the next day by Bob Wilson and sent on its way to members.

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Tintype Studio Portrait Session

Tintype Studio Toronto

Tintype Studio Toronto

Toronto. The folks at the Tintype Studio are holding a special portrait session on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at their downtown studio 141 Spadina Ave in Toronto.

The folks at the Studio visited us three years ago on Feb 20, 2013 to cover their process to the great interest of those in attendance.

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Camerama Show this Sunday

camera-show-sep-2016-smToronto. Gary Perry sent me a brief reminder that his next show takes place this Sunday the 25th at the usual location.

Click the icon at left or here for details.

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PHSNE Snap Shots 22-2 released

phsneToronto. Editor of our journal, Bob Lansdale sent me a note he received from the New England folk advising him that the latest Snap Shots newsletter in pdf format was ready.

Click here or on the PHSNE logo at left to read this edition.

Issue 22-2 covers these topics: Modern View Camera Use, All About Drone Photography, Finger Printing Photographs – Forensic Analysis Techniques, Famous Collector in India, USA Revolutionary War Veterans, The Late Bob Cooke Remembered, and next PHSNE Meeting date.

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