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Keep your eye on the ball

Toronto. With a growing interest in close-up photography, in July of 1979 I bought a used copy of Dr Otto Croy’s ¬†book Camera Close-up¬†originally published in England and America by Focal Press of England in 1961. L. A. Mannheim translated … Continue reading

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what’s new in photography for 1948-9?

Toronto. My thanks to my good friend George Dunbar for tracking down this issue of Popular Photography, now nearly 70 years old! On September 9th George writes, “Here’s a list that may interest PHSC members. “It’s huge, illustrated and shows … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Fall 2017

Toronto. At the September 2017 executive meeting, member and our GTCCC representative, Felix Russo, had with him copies of the latest issue of PhotoEd magazine. This 50th issue (Fall 2017) is the first to be edited and published by Rita … Continue reading

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An old adage proven

Toronto.. As the saying goes, “The best camera is the one in your hand…” For the first 70 or so years of photography the most important accessory was a good tripod! The sensitive media were so slow it was impossible … Continue reading

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September 20th, 2017 Show and Tell

Toronto. Traditionally we have held our annual Show and Tell session in December. This year we moved it up to September. And in recognition that it is our 150th anniversary since confederation, we are using a theme of Canadian photographic … Continue reading

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Camerama September 24th, 2017

Toronto. Member Gary Perry will host his first fall show for this year at the Edward Village Hotel, 185 Yorkland Blvd on Sunday, September 24th. Click the icon at left to see or print the show details. The show is … Continue reading

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a 1913(ish) Graflex makes great shots and great friends

Toronto. Using an old 1913 Graflex camera. My friend and fellow PHSC fan Russ Forfar sent me this link about using an old Graflex which had only two working speeds – slow and slower – to shoot high speed F1 … Continue reading

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Vancouver fall swap meet

Toronto. My friend Tonchi Martinic on the west coast sent me an email last Tuesday the 8th telling me that the fall Vancouver Swap Meet takes place on October 1st this year at the Croatian Cultural Centre on 16th Avenue … Continue reading

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21st century photographer

Toronto. The stand alone camera as we know it will soon disappear in the face of the ubiquitous smartphone (shown is an iPod Touch). Modern photographers shoot digital and view digital. The files may be downloaded to a computer and … Continue reading

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Polaroid – before the cameras

Toronto. In 1948 Edwin Land began marketing the amazing “picture in a minute” camera. In the early days demand far exceeded supply making the new cameras very scarce. But what happened before the cameras? Why are they called Polaroid cameras, … Continue reading

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