Category Archives: activities-other

unintended consequences

Toronto. Last week’s Globe and Mail carried a column by Rachel Wine on the exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). The exhibition is the photo essay Gordon Parks did in 1961 for LIFE magazine called The Flávio Story. It … Continue reading

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are you going to Scarborough fair?

Toronto. Simon and Garfunkel had an LP with this song on it. I used to listen to the LP in the mid 1960s when I was in the Western Area Engineering department. The LP became a large part of the … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society Seminar Tours in NYC start Sep 13th

Toronto.  The Daguerreian Society is excited to share information about the tours that have been arranged for their 30th Symposium in New York City. Please note that tours are booked on a first-come basis. Given limited availability, each individual is initially … Continue reading

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wind beneath my wings

Toronto. Bette Midler sang this plaintive song for the sound track of the 1988 movie Beaches. It is appropriate for this post on the SOAR photo contest. We have had inexpensive small drones supporting cameras for many years now. SOAR … Continue reading

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Struan on Advanced Fashion Photography

Toronto. Drop by Ryerson this September to learn about fashion photography from Struan – a master. Details of course CDFP 381 are shown on  this Ryerson web page. We posted his spring classes back in April with this post that … Continue reading

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Ohio Picnic Sept 16th

Toronto. Heading to Ohio this month? Join the Ohio Camera Collectors Society on Sunday September 16th at their annual picnic. Email them at occs@insight.rr.com for times and location and to RSVP. The invitation is shown here. Details of the OCCS are … Continue reading

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30th Daguerreian Society Symposium

Toronto. Many of our members are also members of the Daguerreian Society. For many years Bob Lansdale was the official photographer of both societies. Dr Mike Robinson of Toronto is past president of the two societies. The next Daguerreian Society … Continue reading

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summer in the city

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this photo the other day, The Daily Mail in the UK was the source. NASA photographer Bill Ingalls set up a $3,000 plus camera remotely to shoot the Space X 9 Falcon as it shot … Continue reading

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castles in the air

Toronto. Yesterday, the EU placed in law the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which is similar to our own CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Law) which was initiated July 1, 2014 and gave us two years to comply. A security company called … Continue reading

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photographs of those at work

Toronto. For some reason old photos tend to be portraits, landscapes, family or other events but rarely work tools and activities. The photo at left of Bell Telephone Company operators in Owen Sound Ontario is an exception. It shows the … Continue reading

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