Author Archives: Robert

Extinction meters

Toronto. Another popular design to aid the photographer in is pursuit of the correct exposure was the extinction meter. This device relied on the photographer looking though an eyepiece or tiny aperture as a filter was slowly moved across the … Continue reading

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Actinometers

Toronto. Since the beginning of photography people tried to find reliable ways to predict the correct exposures for a given light and scene. One idea was to expose a sensitized contact paper in the shadows enough to “tint” the paper … Continue reading

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Le Posographe of 1923

Toronto. We are spoiled today. Our digital cameras automatically adjust settings to match the light. What was coal black a century ago is like daylight today. When dry plates and roll films arrived on the scene, development was split from … Continue reading

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Pictures a century ago

Toronto. Mo Patz dropped me a note from BC yesterday. Maureen was president of our Toronto chapter which folded into the national chapter many year sago. Mo writes, “A friend of mine in the States just sent me this e-mail … Continue reading

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Lansdale Photograph from The Star Archives

Toronto. Over a week back I was sent an email by George Dunbar. George had spotted a photograph in the Toronto Star that Saturday taken by Bob back in 1974. Bob’s photograph of Marshall McLuhan  was used to illustrate a … Continue reading

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50 Muybridge plates go for $62,500 US

Toronto. I received an email the other day from Ms Daile Kaplan of Swann Galleries talking about their latest sale of photographs and books by auction. She says, “On Valentine’s Day we offered Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks, precisely 65 … Continue reading

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Geoffrey James Exhibition: Stephen Bulger Gallery

Toronto. You may have seen Geoffrey James’ excellent show at our last November meeting. Nevertheless, be sure not to miss his wonderful exhibition of prints at the Stephen Bulger Gallery From February 25th to March 25th, 2017. A preview of the … Continue reading

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Ottawa Illinois Auction Today

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society sent me notice of this auction to be held today in Ottawa Illinois. Includes live auction online! Here’s a chance to add more images to your collection. Click here or on the icon at left for … Continue reading

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A 1904 Wedding movie captures four photographers

Toronto. George Dunbar turns up the most unusual sources. The other day he suggested we look a a web site for the American National Public Radio (NPR). The NPR site published this article by Colin Dwyer yesterday (February 16. 2017) called “WATCH: … Continue reading

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An eye with a Brain!

Toronto. I remember LIFE magazine as a Saturday afternoon read in the barbershop as I waited for my turn under Nelson MaGee’s sharp scissors and clippers. It was founded in 1883 as an American version of England’s Punch. The version most … Continue reading

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