Category Archives: processes

Papering things

Toronto. George Dunbar seems to find interesting things on the ‘net and asks very insightful questions. George recently suggested that we consider paper manufacturers in our pursuit of Canadian history. Not the paper we photographers usually think of – the … Continue reading

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Are Kiosk Prints Better?

Toronto. George Dunbar raised an interesting question the other evening. “What process is used today to reproduce prints at Walmart from digital files?” “Inkjet printers,” I asked? “Maybe for large prints,” said George, “Smaller prints use a type of dye sublimation.” … Continue reading

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Autochromes

Toronto. Once daguerreotypes gave us fine detail in mono colour or hand painted images, the holy grail became automatically coloured photos. The first processes used various filters over a common mono colour (black and white) plate. The best commercial process in the … Continue reading

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Rescued Film Project

Toronto. Some months earlier this year, Russ Forfar, a regular contributor to this site, sent me an interesting link to a person trying to rescue (i.e. process and print) some 66 bundles (about 1,200 rolls) of film shot in the 1950s … Continue reading

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Tintype Studio Portrait Session

Toronto. The folks at the Tintype Studio are holding a special portrait session on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at their downtown studio 141 Spadina Ave in Toronto. The folks at the Studio visited us three years ago on Feb 20, … Continue reading

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Tintype Portraits in Toronto

Toronto. Horst Herget is a Toronto photographer specializing in photography for Healthcare and Educational Institutions. His web site gives you an idea of his current portfolio. One aspect of his work is to create unusual portraits – Horst is one of … Continue reading

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Snapshot – First Fall talk in Rochester by TPHS

Toronto. Our friends across the lake in Rochester have started their fall series of speakers too. Marian Early, Treasurer of TPHS in Rochester sent me an email announcing their first monthly speaker, Joe Struble of GEH. Joe will speak on the ubiquitous … Continue reading

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Everything Old is New Again

Toronto. George Dunbar reminded me that the TPHS newsletter put out a few months back by our friends in Rochester mentioned this interesting site. The Fojo Shop has a new version of an enlarger, easel, app, darkroom light, and supplies. … Continue reading

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A Few Musings by George Dunbar

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me a note after he visited this year’s CNE. His observations fit in with the posts I have been making over the last while – often based on material George himself provided. He muses here … Continue reading

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Saving Digital Images to Print

Toronto. Many genealogists like me have been thrilled to track down and identify photographs. I have many going back to 1900. My dad used a Kodak Junior Six-20 he bought in the 1930s so I have pictures of my early … Continue reading

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