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A Mystery Tower 35mm Camera

Toronto. Years  ago it was common practice to rebrand products from national factories for sale in large chain stores. Sears was no exception. Its line of cameras were branded “Tower” but actually made by mainstream companies in Europe and Japan … Continue reading

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A Little Paint, A Little Pencil

Toronto. Professionals liked the larger negatives and glass plates last century before the onslaught of the minicam. The plates and cut films could be easily retouched by a skilled practitioner.  Contrast could be varied or features emphasized by careful use … Continue reading

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Your Photo is in the Mail – Review of October Presentation

Toronto. The Postcards of Reuben R Sallows is a talk by Mike Smith on Reuben Sallows of Goderich and the use of his photographs in magazines and on postcards. The short talk preceding Mr Smith is a brief overview of Orillia’s … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget…

Toronto. Last April, Tom Bochsler talked about his visit to the European monuments, cemeteries, and battle grounds of the two great wars including Vimy Ridge. Next year is the centennial of the end of the Great War. To celebrate the … Continue reading

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Making Kodak Film 2

Toronto. Robert Shanebrook sent out an email to many people recently to announce the Expanded Second Edition of his book “Making Kodak Film” first published about six years ago. Mr Shanebrook retired from Kodak in 2003. The first edition of his … Continue reading

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Twenty will get you Forty, Boy

Toronto. I think the end of Television is coming even faster these days. My wife and I often watch old comedies with 1.5 to 2 minute long commercial breaks. A couple of years ago, my daughter loaned me some 30 … 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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Luce Lebart heads the CPI in Ottawa

Toronto.  James Adams mentioned in Spotlight (Globe and Mail) Wednesday that Luce Lebart will head the new Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) which was created last November 1st. The web site ARTFORUM made the announcement last month on July 15th. Ms Lebart … Continue reading

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The end of an era

Toronto. In late summer 2007, I bought into the Apple iMac mystery with OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Before then, I had moved from the dying Amiga to Windows 95. I began using Windows with 3.11 for work groups. After the … Continue reading

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