Author Archives: Robert

digital photos – easier and harder too

Toronto. As digital overrides film (analogue), the messy wet darkroom gives way to computer-based image correction and inkjet printing. Digital makes technically perfect images a snap while still demanding an artist’s eye to find a subject and take a photo … Continue reading

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it’ll stunt yer growth …

Toronto. … said my little friend Harry as he puffed away. It was the 1940s and Harry was ahead of me in school in spite of his shorter stature. ¬† This all came back to me when my fellow PHSC … Continue reading

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Lives Lived – RGW (1943 – 2019)

Toronto. The Globe and Mail has a column called Lives Lived on the obituary page to celebrate those who have passed on earlier. The column on Bob was written by his partner May Maskow and a family friend Philippa Campsie. … Continue reading

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Photo News 28-4

Toronto. I opened Wednesday’s Globe at breakfast and to my delight I found my latest Photo News. As I went through the magazine, I realized that the best thing was that every article included useful ideas and tips with professionals … Continue reading

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happy birthday Louie

Toronto. On November 18th, 1787 – a mere 232 years ago, Louis Jacques Mand√© Daguerre was born. And in January 1839 the most important announcement was made: Daguerre (yes this Daguerre) had invented photography. His process created the daguerreotype, a … Continue reading

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a modest show

Toronto. Modest Mussorgsky was a well known Russian composer, famous for his series called Pictures at an Exhibition in English. He wrote the series in June 1874 but it wasn’t released in print until 1886. He composed it after visiting … Continue reading

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1,000 words

Toronto. It is said that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. How about a hundred pictures? A thousand? Ten thousand? I don’t know either. What I do know is that you will find thousands of pictures at our image … Continue reading

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why don’cha take a pichure …

Toronto. … the school yard kid snarled. Why indeed? A wall ornament? A new acquisition for your collection? Memories? Whatever. Just be sure to get to the PHSC Image show this coming Sunday down at Arts & Letters club on … Continue reading

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in the land of the blind …

Toronto. … the one eyed man is king. Have you ever noticed that consumer goods ape each other using the most popular technical advances? Radios, televisions, smart phones, computers, even cars all embrace and promote the latest whiz bang idea. … Continue reading

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our November 20th talk – Celio Barreto on Japanese Photography

Toronto. Celio Barreto returns to talk on the “Closed Darkroom of the East“. Celio is an authority on Japanese photography. He currently teaches at Seneca College in Toronto. The material on Celio’s presentation is courtesy of Sonja Pushchak and the … Continue reading

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