Monthly Archives: September 2018

instagram – yes or no?

Toronto. To Instagram or not, that is the question to paraphrase the Bard’s words in Hamlet. In Wednesday’s Globe columnist Dave McGinn raises a timely question: Is Instagram ruining travel photography? McGinn discusses the pros and cons of social media … Continue reading

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shooting stars – Rock On

Toronto. Long time PHSC member and professional photographer Harold Staats dropped me an email on Monday to say his photographs of well known Rock Stars will be on exhibition at Brigitta’s in Toronto  at 1899 Queen St. East, M4L 1H3 (in … Continue reading

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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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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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computational photography

Toronto. When photographic processes were announced in January, 1839, they were slow, monochromatic, and demanding of both the photographer and the equipment. Over the years we saw the processes “simplified” and incorporated (or as Kodak famously said, “you press the … Continue reading

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PHSC News 18-03 for September, 2018

Toronto. Another nifty page turner produced by our Sonja Pushchak. This delightful issue weighs in at 11 pages. The lead article on Cruise Queen ties in an early use of colour photos in commercial advertising with the illustration of a … 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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sayonara dslr?

Toronto. Single lens reflex cameras were around for over a century. The smaller 35mm versions emerged in the 1930s offering larger, brighter views than the squinty viewfinders for box, folder, and rangefinder cameras. When digital came along, the massive DSLR … Continue reading

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PHOTONews 27-3 is here

Toronto. Yesterday, as I opened my Globe and Mail newspaper at breakfast, out came a magazine insert. To my delight, it was another edition of PHOTONews! Norm Rosen’s delightful magazine extended my breakfast routine of reading the Globe. This issue … 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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