Author Archives: Robert

Modern Day Antiques

Toronto. In this age of digital photography we tend to think of antique technology as using film processes, especially in black and white that dates back to the 1880s and Kodak. When we first began, antique technology was really old … Continue reading

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Art and Industry Exhibit at the AGB

Toronto. Thanks to our editor Bob Lansdale for this heads up. Member and past speaker Tom Bochsler has an exhibition of his photographs in the exhibit titled “Art and Industry” at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Tom and his associate … Continue reading

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Hartman at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Toronto. Stephen Bulger sent me an email yesterday announcing the exhibition “The Artist’s Studio”  by Canadian Artist Joseph Hartman at the AGH. Exhibition Dates: June 17 – Dec 31, 2017 (For ticket information click here) Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 27th, … Continue reading

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Someone Figured Out a Process For Developing Kodachrome Film In Color

Toronto. I spotted this brief article on the Popular Photography page. As most people know, the last processing facility for this epic film closed back on December 30th, 2010. Apparently many photographers knew you could still develop Kodachrome in say … Continue reading

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Robot Bomb Hit taken by Graflex Camera

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar enjoys browsing the web in search of photographic memorabilia. He recently discovered this Popular Photography for May, 1945 advertisement for a Speed-Graphic. The camera caught the effect of a V1 buzz bomb or doodlebug on a building … Continue reading

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How many cameras does it take?

Toronto. The other day George Dunbar sent me a photograph by Doug Mills of the NY Times. Mills snapped the recent hearing into the firing of James Comey, ex FBI Director by President Trump. To mark his photo as unique, … Continue reading

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PHSC News for June 2017

Toronto. The pdf newsletter was sent out Friday morning to everyone on the mailing list. Editor Sonja Pushchak has produced another entertaining newsletter of 13 pages. The front page article discussed “Fab Film Stars” – not quite the stars we … Continue reading

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A Flash of Inspiration

Toronto. My good friend David Bridge recently did a study of a little flash synchronizer intended to be used in the days when flash bulbs were common but in-camera flash sync was not.  His comments prompted me to dig out … Continue reading

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Fred Spira and Photographic History

Toronto. The late Fred Spira of New York City made his fortune and fame creating and selling inexpensive photographic lenses and accessories as well as importing many Japanese products from the late 1940s, all sold under the Spiratone brand. He … Continue reading

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Family Focus at the Archives of Toronto

Toronto. David Tyler of the Archives of Ontario invites the PHSC members to join him on the inaugural day of the new exhibit of family portraits. David writes, “The Archives of Ontario invites you to attend the reception and opening … Continue reading

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