Author Archives: Robert

Tintype Portraits in Toronto

Toronto. Horst Herget is a Toronto photographer specializing in photography for Healthcare and Educational Institutions. His web site gives you an idea of his current portfolio. One aspect of his work is to create unusual portraits – Horst is one of … Continue reading

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Skinner Photographs Auction in Boston

Toronto. Skinner  Auction in Boston dropped me a note the other day mentioning their auction in Boston on September 23, 2016 featuring fine photographs. “The [Skinner] auction of 61 lots features works by modern and contemporary masters including Ansel Adams, Manuel … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 42-2

Toronto. The latest issue was packaged Wednesday and hits the mail routes shortly. Members will see this issue in a few days. As mentioned recently this edition is the first to use our new layout. The main article was first … Continue reading

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Snapshot – First Fall talk in Rochester by TPHS

Toronto. Our friends across the lake in Rochester have started their fall series of speakers too. Marian Early, Treasurer of TPHS in Rochester sent me an email announcing their first monthly speaker, Joe Struble of GEH. Joe will speak on the ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again III

Toronto. As mentioned earlier, our society is being revitalized. A new Toronto programme, a new layout for Photographic Canadiana, and now a revitalized pdf newsletter. The next issue of  the 16 year old newsletter will be called simply News. The … Continue reading

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QR Codes and Generators

Toronto. A few years back, the Globe and Mail ran some advertisements and suggested we “read” the ad for more information using a QR reader. Curious, I searched for such a reader on my iPod Touch and an app called Layar … Continue reading

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Das Boot, Das Leica

Toronto. I saw the film Das Boot in the Kingsway Theatre on Bloor in the west end of Toronto. Kingsway was by then a revival theatre. The building was musty and damp, fitting for this movie.  In March of 1983, … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again II

Toronto. The PHSC is undergoing a revitalization: A downtown Image Show, a redesigned programme for our Toronto meetings,  a revised PC journal, and (coming soon) a revitalized pdf newsletter…. Thanks to Rita Godlevskis (via Felix Russo and PhotoEd) and Bob … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

Toronto. George Dunbar reminded me that the TPHS newsletter put out a few months back by our friends in Rochester mentioned this interesting site. The Fojo Shop has a new version of an enlarger, easel, app, darkroom light, and supplies. … Continue reading

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Shades of Polaroid!

Toronto. Lomography has initiated a Kickstarter program funding their new camera, the sophisticated Lomo’Instant Automat which uses Fuji instant FILM in a retro camera promoted to give wings to the user’s creative juices. Katherine Phipps of Lomography sent me an … Continue reading

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