Category Archives: processes

PhotoEd Fall 2017

Toronto. At the September 2017 executive meeting, member and our GTCCC representative, Felix Russo, had with him copies of the latest issue of PhotoEd magazine. This 50th issue (Fall 2017) is the first to be edited and published by Rita … Continue reading

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Photo News Autumn 2017

Toronto. A few days back I opened my Globe and Mail as I began breakfast. To my delight, the latest issue of Norm Rosen’s magazine popped out. Check out the PHOTO News web site to see many articles and back … Continue reading

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incident light readings

Toronto. I wrap up this series of posts on hand held meters with the famous Norwood Director imported in the States by American Bolex (and later Director Products). Thanks again to George Dunbar for this April 1948 ad from Popular … Continue reading

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In the days of hand held meters

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for this gentle reminder of days long ago. In mid-November 1946 General Electric advertised its DW-58 hand held exposure meter  answer to Weston in LIFE magazine. You can watch a video of a slightly newer … Continue reading

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Matthias Olmeta, France – Ambrotypes

Toronto. Gallerie GADCOLLECTION of Paris, France emailed me last Wednesday to announce its fall exhibits. Up first is the Ambrotype series “Letters to my grandchildren” by French photographer Matthias Olmeta. Opening and reception is September 7, 2017. The exhibit will run … Continue reading

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…from one amateur to another

Toronto. The shift from large camera photography to miniature hit its stride in 1935 when Fortune magazine dubbed it the minicam revolution. Within a couple of years books were being published to teach the amateur how to embrace the new … Continue reading

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… and just who owns what?

Toronto. George Dunbar has been fascinated with copyright laws for years. On August 9th, he sent me an email link to TIME magazine’s 100 photos and in particular one of a cowboy by Richard Prince. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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Innovation and computational zoom

Toronto. My thanks to my good friend Russ Forfar for bringing PetaPixel’s report on computational zoom to my attention. First we could correct colour balance, exposure, and contrast in an image. A zoom lens lets us fill the frame with only … Continue reading

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A drum you can’t beat

Toronto. Yesterday I mentioned some darkroom stuff being auctioned this November. One of the items is a dark plastic tube with odd end caps. In the 1970s, colour chemistry was both expensive and short lived. The amateur photographer of the … Continue reading

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Polaroid – before the cameras

Toronto. In 1948 Edwin Land began marketing the amazing “picture in a minute” camera. In the early days demand far exceeded supply making the new cameras very scarce. But what happened before the cameras? Why are they called Polaroid cameras, … Continue reading

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