Tag Archives: B&W

silvery moon

Toronto. “by the light of the silvery moon” goes a line in a very old song. Ansel Adams made a photograph in 1941 called “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico“.  It was so popular he made thousands of prints and at auction … Continue reading

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darkroom dreamin on a winter’s day

Toronto. To paraphrase the Mamas and Papas 1966 song, “California Dreamin” – and it’s not winter yet. In the days of film, all the magic took place in the darkroom under the dim glow of the ruby or later dirty … Continue reading

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getting ready for the 6th

Toronto. When war was declared in September 1939, my uncle was too young and lied about his age to sign up. He trained in Canada and then embarked for England and more training. Being young, he was assigned less dangerous … 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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things we take for granted

Toronto. See a great photo. Out comes the smartphone. Click, click, click, click, and one of the rapidly taken shots is a real winner. Upload to home and friends. Phone into pocket and we continue on. Just a normal sunny … Continue reading

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new B&W Berlin 400 film!

Toronto. Our friends at Lomography  have sourced a supply of German 35mm film and repackaged it in traditional 35mm rolls for classic film cameras. Current plans are to have it available for delivery next month. You can visit this Google … Continue reading

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Kryptar B&W film

Toronto. Last Saturday, George Dunbar asked an interesting question, “Anyone ever heard of this film?” I certainly hadn’t. In 1948 I would have been in grade six and my family used only Kodak products as did most Canadians of the … Continue reading

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Whittaker Micro 16 camera ad II

Toronto. Late last year (December 28th), I wrote an extensive article on the Micro 16 and its ad. When first released the camera’s use by police departments as a spy camera was touted. This ad sent to me by good … Continue reading

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Verichrome

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for sourcing the delightful Kodak advertisement of May 1947 featured in the May 12th, 1947 issue of that magazine.(Click on the icon at left to see the ad in full.) When I was a … Continue reading

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double, double, toil and trouble…

Toronto. As Shakspeare’s girls say while making bat-wing soup in Macbeth. I bought this delightful little book by Kodak in January, 1960 for $1.25 – and no tax. I was busy absorbing all I could about the complexities of developing and … Continue reading

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