Category Archives: program

review of September talk on tintypes

Toronto. Stephen Brule, a young Ryerson graduate practicing the ancient art of wet-plate photography, spoke to us in September. Stephen brought along a slide presentation plus his home made plate preparation and development desk, a massive studio style 4800 watt-second flash … Continue reading

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Specialized Antique Cycling Photographica

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Oct 17 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall Specialized Antique Cycling Photographica – Lorne Shields Lorne has specialized in bicycles and cycling photographica for over 40 years including presentations in … Continue reading

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all a-twitter

Toronto. I had an email Sunday from Sonja and John, our PHSC graphics duo. John writes, “The THA (Toronto Historical Association), of which we happen to have bought a membership, has a Twitter account. They offered to post our tweets. … Continue reading

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Wet-Plate Photography

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Sept 19 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall Wet-Plate Photography – Stephen Brûlé The technology of wet-plate photography was invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851. It replaced the first … Continue reading

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Taking of Niagara – review

Toronto. On May 16, 2018 we held our second meeting in the newly remodelled Burgundy room A at the North York Memorial Hall. We were pleased to have Dr Anthony Bannon retired from the GEM as our guest speaker. Tony spoke … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Photography – review

Toronto. Our second speaker of the April meeting was Meaghan Ogilvie, an underwater photographer.  Like Ms Joyce, Meaghan wanted to promote family, in  her case to make better known and raise research funds for a rare, currently incurable condition, Multiple System … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery (Makeover Studio) Tour – review

Toronto. At Our June 2018 meeting, Yvette Bessels spoke on her experiences with photo studios using makeovers as a means to create attractive portraits. As befits our program secretary, her talk was a model of how to present to an audience … Continue reading

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British Home Children – review

Toronto. Our April 2018 business meeting had two very interesting speakers of wildly different talents. After Clint recapped our excellent 43rd year, our first speaker, Sandra Joyce, took the podium to talk of British Home Children (BHC). Sandra earned a … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery (Makeover Studio) Tour

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm In the BURGUNDY ROOM of the Memorial Hall Magical Mystery Makeover Studio Tour – Yvette Bessels In May of 1967, the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as … Continue reading

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Holtze on modern video editing

Toronto. Video Editing – Mark Holtze CANCELLED Mark sends his regrets. He will be out of town when we hold the June 2018 meeting and has asked to be rescheduled. We were first introduced to Mark when he recorded one of … Continue reading

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