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bright lights

Toronto. In the days of film, studios used lights like the Mighty-Mole to illuminate a scene or portrait (flood) and another to provide back lighting or modelling (spot).  Such attention to detail is the mark of a professional. Similar lighting … Continue reading

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marking time

Toronto. Mid last century, the big deal in timers was the massive GraLab series. Now a days these beautiful instruments of a by-gone era are often collectibles – or pop up in a kitchen or living room as a practical … Continue reading

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east side, west side

Toronto. Fall is here. The last day of the CNE for this year is the air show today. The Toronto Sun ran an article by Mike Filey and this old postcard for the occasion last Saturday. Mike was an early member … Continue reading

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Photographs auctioned at Westlicht May 24th

Toronto. Visiting Europe this spring? Drop by the 19th  Westlicht Photo Auction in Vienna this May 24th and enhance your collection. This fine auction house runs photograph auctions twice each year. While this springs auction os on the 24th, you can … Continue reading

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under the hammer

Toronto. You can’t have a society without volunteers and funds. Enthusiasm covers the first and events and fiscal conservatism the latter. To bring in funds beyond membership fees (which are far less than costs) we host fairs and auctions. Auctions … Continue reading

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PHSC News for March 2019

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has whipped up another tasty edition of our favourite newsletter. If you would like your own personal copy delivered to you mailbox, just drop me a line here: news@phsc.ca. (Don’t use this address for junk mail … Continue reading

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Feb 21 2019 Auction in the Big Apple

Toronto. Swann Auction Galleries in NYC will be holding their latest Photographs: Art & Visual Culture auction on February 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The items can be viewed in person or online. Click the Photographs: link above to see … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’ (on a winter’s day)

Toronto. The weather this week past plus Eisenstaedt’s epic 1932 photograph of a waiter in St Moritz bringing cold drinks on ice skates brought to mind the 1966 song by the Mamas and Papas on an LP that I once … Continue reading

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not all Oreo’s are cookies

Toronto. Over a century ago, you could get a cookie size round case for your images. These tiny marvels  were offered in the mid 1800s to house tintypes etc. The tiny union cases came in various colours. This one from … Continue reading

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Potsdam ASA 100 B&W Film

Toronto. The folks at Lomography like the film niche so well that they are introducing another BW film in the traditional 35mm cassette. To today’s photographer – amateur or professional an ASA (ISO) rating of 100 seems pathetically slow, yet … Continue reading

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