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photography periodicals

Toronto. In July of last year I posted an article on camera magazines. This article glossed over commercial and society magazine while touching on the BJP and manufacturer specific publications. This time out we look at commercial, collectors, and society … Continue reading

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to the moon, Alice

Toronto. … as Jackie Gleason used to say on the Honeymooners – that hoary old B&W TV series of the 1950s. Nearly 50 years ago, man DID land on the moon carried there by the Apollo 11 space craft! We … Continue reading

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all that’s fit to print

Toronto. I received an email Tuesday from Brad down in Florida. Brad came across an unusual camera there with a label by Kominek in Toronto. He has it up on Ebay at the moment. Brad explained the camera had been … Continue reading

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stereo goes to war

Toronto. During the war, aircraft would routinely pass over enemy territory using cameras such as this beast (used by the late George Hunter long after the war) to take long runs of photographs. Stereo uses two images at slightly different … Continue reading

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seeing double – again

Toronto. Stereo seems to wax and wan in popularity. Around the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, stereo was very popular – the television and movies of the day. It disappeared and shot to popularity once … Continue reading

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seeing red

Toronto. Nope, this isn’t about anger issues – or bulls – but good old films and emulsions. All emulsions and sensors are sensitive to light. The energy of light varies with blue and shorter wave lengths having proportionally more energy. … Continue reading

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“… you must have a fantastic camera …”

Toronto. This quote, attributed to Sam Haskins, must be one of the worst compliments ever given to a photographer! Stripped of its bells and whistles, a camera is just a black box that holds the sensitive media (film, sensor) the right … Continue reading

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Jackie and family July 1949

Toronto. Our speaker last month, Erin Levitsky, spoke on LIFE photographer Nina Leen. Growing up in Canada, I often heard of Jackie Robinson and how he broke baseball’s colour barrier playing for a Montreal Royals team. My apologies for celebrating … Continue reading

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Goldchain at Tanenbaum Lectures – Ryerson

Toronto. If you were lucky enough to get tickets and  drop by Ryerson March 6th (Wednesday) at 7 pm, you can hear Rafael Goldchain at the Tanenbaum Lectures. Click on the icon at left to see an overview of his … Continue reading

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56th Bièvres International Photo Fair

Toronto. Each year an international photo fair is held at Bièvres, France. This year the fair will be held on June 1, 2. A couple of our members attended years ago in 2011. If you happen to find yourself in … Continue reading

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