Category Archives: processes

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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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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