Author Archives: Robert

Clocks for Seeing

Toronto. My friend and photographer Harold Staats sent me this interesting link last Saturday to the Firman Gallery. Like Harold, David Firman is a photographer. David had a couple of photographs on display up in Ottawa at the NRC in … Continue reading

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Artist of the Portrait – John Reeves, 78

Toronto.  As I read the Globe this morning I saw an obituary for the famous Toronto photographer John Reeves. Born in Hamilton, Ontario in April, 1938, Reeves had a career as both a portrait photographer and a CBC broadcaster. John attended … Continue reading

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Interesting cameras and videos from Nikon

Toronto. Links from PHSc member and friend George Dunbar are always of interest to members. This Nikon link introduces a trio of unique KeyMission cameras. They interact with your smart phone. Each camera has a different field of view – … Continue reading

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A DSLR quality camera in a smartphone format

Toronto. A few days ago my friend George Dunbar sent me a link to the lengthy and clear article on how we can match the quality of a professional DSLR in a smartphone format – pocketable, and always handy. The … Continue reading

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PHSC Auction March 19, 2017

Toronto. The PHSC auction next spring will take place on Sunday, the 19th of March, 2017. No changes from the previous auction. Click here or on the icon at left to see the bookmark and full details. Come out and … Continue reading

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A Modern Day Stereoscope?

Toronto. In a post the other day, George  Dunbar asked whether the Google Cardboard was the new modern-day stereoscope. We saw the Google Cardboard gadget back in February when Marissa Frosst demoed it at Ryerson. Your smartphone is used as … Continue reading

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Early Canadian Women Photographers – Free talk and show this Friday

Toronto. Long time PHSC member, gallery curator, photographer and writer Laura Jones invites you to an event at the Arts & Letters club (where we will be holding our Image Show this coming Sunday). Laura spoke to us most recently … Continue reading

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Chico and the Man…

Toronto. Post war Leicas from the IIIf had the flash sync built-in. The most common post war flash was the CEYOO. Chico was a cheaper and smaller all plastic flash with the same segmented folding aluminum reflector design and the … Continue reading

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Time after Time…

Toronto. We casually use our camera’s self timer today, but there was a time when such devices were a luxury and available only as an accessory. Leitz made its self timer for the Leica from 1938 – 1965. The little cylindrical … Continue reading

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A Level Headed Accessory

Toronto. Back in 1929, Leitz had a hit on their hands with the new Leica 35mm camera. Accessories helped photographers use the new minicam for things not otherwise possible or at least not in an easy manner. A couple of … Continue reading

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