Author Archives: Robert

Historic and Contemporary Ambrotypes – Ronit Novak

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, Oct 15, 2014. Historic and Contemporary Ambrotypes – Ronit Novak Ronit is the Director of Photography at Canadian Business and MoneySense magazines (both print and tablet platforms). The “daguerreotype look” portrait at left was created by Raina … Continue reading

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PhotoHistory Symposium October 10-12, 2014

Rochester, NY. Our friends across the lake are hosting the 16th triennial symposium and camera show this October 10-12, 2014. Drop down to Rochester and enjoy a great meal and listen to world renown speakers on photographic history. A special camera … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 14-4

Toronto. Welcome back to the fall and work/school again. Editor Bridge has worked hard to come up with this interesting and informative issue. At the very last minute, our past president Clint called with the “hold the presses” news that … Continue reading

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Instax & Impossible = Polaroid again?

Toronto. I read with interest in the Globe and Mail this morning that a local camera chain, Henry’s, can’t keep the Fuji Instax film packs in stock due to such high demand. In the Netherlands a few years back, the Polaroid … Continue reading

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The Big One – new home – Next show October 26, 2014!

Our fall photographica-fair will be held October 26th 2014 in its new home at 145 Evans Avenue just east of Islington and south of the QEW/Gardiner. Our fair co-ordinators spent considerable time over the past months to find an alternative … Continue reading

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  NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Canada -America, Historic 19th century cycling photographica – Lorne Shields We welcome back for the start of the fall meetings Lorne Shields with his specially groomed talk called “CANADA ~ AMERICA, HISTORIC 19TH CENTURY CYCLING PHOTOGRAPHICA”. With … Continue reading

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Camerama Show – Sunday, September 28, 2014

PHSC member Gary Perry dropped me a note the other day. He advised that his regular venue which had recently suffered a fire, will remained closed until next year. Please be sure to visit Gary’s show being held at the … Continue reading

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An Odd British Camera

Member George Dunbar recently came across this c1955 picture of Kim Philby at a London press conference captured by traditional press cameras and this strange device (click on the camera icon at left to see the entire photograph). The photo was … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 40-2

Our second issue of Photographic Canadiana hit the mails last week. Editor Bob Lansdale has created another fabulous issue for our 40th year. The first article covers the 28mm cine camera. In researching this camera, Bob Wilson recalled he has … Continue reading

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Leica celebrates 100 years – II

Toronto. George Dunbar once again points to the Gardian for a new twist on celebration of the revolutionary little camera’s first century. While the design was noted in January, 1914,  it took another decade before the camera was marketed. The … Continue reading

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