Monthly Archives: December 2016

PHSC Accomplishments in Recent Years

Toronto. As PHSC Webmaster, I intended to cover PHSC changes in 2016. On review of the year, I decided to go back a bit further. Executive We are truly blessed in the PHSC with a variety of willing and talented … Continue reading

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Jump

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me a Flicker link to people jumping. Use the big sideways arrows (< and >) to go from picture to picture. When George mentioned the topic, I immediately thought about Leica photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and his famous … Continue reading

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People as Pixels

Toronto. In this age of digital technology most of us know pixel means picture element which in the film era we called grain. George Dunbar sent me this remarkable link to a c1917 Library of Congress (Washington DC) photograph of … Continue reading

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The Minicam Boom in the mid 1930s

Toronto. In 1963 as part of my English assignment at university, I was to research and write a paper. One spring evening, I strolled down to the Montreal Bibliotheque on Sherbrooke Street East. I was unsuccessful  investigating the topic I chose, … Continue reading

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Folders are fun too

Toronto. Yesterday, boxing day, I mentioned the box camera. How about the ubiquitous folder popularized by Kodak? The box camera user could upgrade his camera and skills by investing in a folder. These compact cameras used a bellows to set … Continue reading

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Box Cameras

Toronto. Today is Boxing day – or week, or month depending on the marketing pitch! Regardless, it is a fitting day to remember the box camera. I had box cameras as a kid – old Kodaks I took apart; a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Miracle Repair Tips

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, January 18, 2017 Russ Forfar, Lincoln Ross: Miracle Repair Tips Both Russ and Lincoln have spoken to the PHSC some 20 years ago.  Russ will give hints on repairing legacy film cameras like the late 1930s Leica shown … Continue reading

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A Flashy Camera

Toronto. Leitz didn’t add factory synchronization until the model IIIf in 1950. However, there were many options for adding a flash gun and synchronization pre IIIf. This particular flash was manufactured for Leitz Nw York in the mid 1940s. A … Continue reading

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The Long View – Ed Burtynsky – The New Yorker Magazine

Toronto. George Dunbar sends along this note about a recent New Yorker article on Toronto Photographer Ed Burtynsky: “A superb feature article about Canadian photographer, Edward Burtynsky, appears in the latest issue of the New Yorker magazine (Dec. 19 & … Continue reading

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