Category Archives: processes

View-Master Poster and Details

Toronto. Back on March 12th, Scott Dutton of Alberta sent me an email looking for Philippe  Maurice who spoke to the PHSC in the fall of 1996. The topic was a paper Philippe wrote about View-Master. On the 17th Scott … Continue reading

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Film is Making a Comeback

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar, one of our speakers this month. Russ emailed me a link to this Time Magazine article by Olivier Laurent on the state of film in today’s largely digital world. It is a timely article as we … Continue reading

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Ektachrome film is back

Toronto. John Morden, our Treasurer, sent me a brief note and link to this article when it first appeared. This note was followed the next morning by a forwarded note from Bob Lansdale. Bob copied me Saturday morning on an email … Continue reading

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Matthew Isenburg dead at 89

Toronto. Since I published a post just three days ago, both the Daguerreian Society and Dr Marcel Safier have posted an obituary. The Daguerreian Society obituary is on the lower left of that organization’s website and was distributed via the … Continue reading

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Preservation of Digitally Printed Photographs

Toronto. On December 12 of this year, George Dunbar sent me a followup to his search for an explanation of how his digital prints were printed. George has always insisted that a paper print of any age can be viewed … Continue reading

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Airplane Photography in 1919

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar seems to find many fascinating sites on the internet. He sent me a note on Thursday, last about Airplane Photography. The topic is covered in a book by  Herbert Eugene Ives (1882-1953) published by Lippencott … Continue reading

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Daguerreotypes and YouTube

Toronto. My friend and PHSC member, photographer Harold Staats, dropped me a note a few days back on the 29th of last month. He suggested this video on YouTube. In this video, one of many about early photographic processes on … Continue reading

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Digital still needs a Pro Photographer

Toronto. Kurt Iswarienko in a recent article on PetaPixel discussed the digital darkroom. Basically, the article noted that while moving from chemistry to pixels meant an easier task to transform a shot, it still took a professional photographer to make … Continue reading

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Before we had Photography

Toronto. PHSC member and friend George Dunbar came across these remarkable photo-like B&W pencil illustrations by Paul Cadden of Scotland. Before 1839, only paintings or sketches by very talented artists could record your appearance for posterity – and that took … Continue reading

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Macro at PhotoEd – Fall 2016

Toronto. The fall 2016 edition of PhotoEd has an article by Paul Eekhoff on macro photography (pp22-25). Since the beginning of photography we have been fascinated with macro photographs. Even before 1839, microscopes allowed those curious about macro views to … Continue reading

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