Monthly Archives: July 2017

Imitation… Flattery… and all that

Toronto. Cameras basically offer a light-tight means to hold a sensitive media the correct distance from the lens, plus offering a means to allow a calculated ┬ábrief bit of light through the lens to properly illuminate the light sensitive media … Continue reading

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124th International Salon of Photography

Toronto. The Toronto Amateur Photographic Association was formed in March of 1888. And a few years later in December 1891 it became the Toronto Camera Club. Many photographs taken by TCC members appeared in the epic book “Private Realms of … Continue reading

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On Learning Photography and Photographic History

Toronto. I spent many years learning by trial and error how to make decent B&W photographs. Most of my learning came magazines and some how-to books, plus peppering knowledgeable friends with questions. My first book on the history side of … Continue reading

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Kels of Vancouver in 1946 Pop Photography Ad

Toronto. My thanks to my friend George Dunbar for bringing this to my attention. According to an ad for Graflex in the June 1946 issue of Popular Photography, William Kels of Vienna emigrated to Vancouver BC in 1940 and became … Continue reading

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Trouble Finding Photo or Camera Collector Societies?

Toronto. Our society (PHSC) has been in continuous operation for over 43 years. We are fortunate to have an enthusiastic and talented core of people willing to volunteer and do much of the heavy lifting. We offer monthly meetings (except … Continue reading

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Our other Facebook page…

Toronto. Louise Freyburger reminded a number of us on Wednesday that she manages TWO Facebook pages for the PHSC! The first is the link you go to when you click on the Facebook logo in the right hand sidebar. The … Continue reading

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A Sensitive Thing

Toronto. After 1851 when Frederick Scott Archer invented the first practical wet-plate process, you could tell a photographer from his blackened finger-tips. This situation came about by the practitioner’s need to sensitize his glass plate with a silver nitrate solution. … Continue reading

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Can you spot the photographer?

Toronto. What a difference a century makes! The millennials of today with their ubiquitous smart phones are everywhere! A commercial jet lands on the Hudson river? Click! Click! Click! … A car crash occurs on the 401? Click! Click! Click! … Continue reading

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Frozen Motion

Toronto. GADCOLLECTION in Paris is featuring an exhibit from July 4 – 16 of the photographs that won the Sony World Photography Awards this year. The winner of the Open Competition with Motion was Colombia Photographer Camilo Diaz with his … Continue reading

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Pictures never lie… Well, hardly ever!

Toronto. When I was a kid the common expression was “a camera doesn’t lie”. No longer. In today’s world our neighbours have elected a president whose first reaction to anything he feels is derogatory or against his rather ill-informed opinion … Continue reading

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