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Eaton’s – Cameras & Photographic Supplies

Toronto. When I was a kid and a young adult Eaton’s was the store in Canada. Eaton’s and Simpson’s were on either side of Queen West at Yonge Street. The new Eaton’s College Street blocks north on Yonge never caught … Continue reading

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check it out!

Toronto. In the 1970s, there was lots of information on the history of Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. The trouble was, this information was widely scattered in catalogues, manuals, patents and magazines. Dr Neill Wright and Colin Glanfield in England … Continue reading

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Close-Up for nerds

Toronto. Almost two decades later, in 1979, Lester Lefkowitz of NYC published this profusely illustrated soft cover text on the art of close-up photography. Lefkowitz has a masters degree in optics and is a practicing photographer. When he published this … Continue reading

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Keep your eye on the ball

Toronto. With a growing interest in close-up photography, in July of 1979 I bought a used copy of Dr Otto Croy’s  book Camera Close-up originally published in England and America by Focal Press of England in 1961. L. A. Mannheim translated … Continue reading

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what’s new in photography for 1948-9?

Toronto. My thanks to my good friend George Dunbar for tracking down this issue of Popular Photography, now nearly 70 years old! On September 9th George writes, “Here’s a list that may interest PHSC members. “It’s huge, illustrated and shows … Continue reading

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double, double, toil and trouble…

Toronto. As Shakspeare’s girls say while making bat-wing soup in Macbeth. I bought this delightful little book by Kodak in January, 1960 for $1.25 – and no tax. I was busy absorbing all I could about the complexities of developing and … 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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Write! Shoot! Edit!

Toronto. Past president of the Toronto branch of the PHSC (1984-5) and the PHSC (1991-1993), Mo Patz, will be at our fair this fall. She will be joined by her son Rick. They are selling some of her late husband … Continue reading

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Nadar Bio Reviewed in NYT Book Review

Toronto. In January 1839 when the Daguerreotype was first announced, Gaspard-Felix Tournachon was just 18 years old. Know to one and all as Nadar, he enthusiastically promoted the new art form. He opened his own studio in 1854. Archer had … Continue reading

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Have you heard?

Toronto. Word on the street is that we will be joining PhotoEd magazine to participate in this fall’s annual celebration of books… The book & magazine festival will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 down at the Harbourfront Centre … Continue reading

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