Tag Archives: camera

An eye with a Brain!

Toronto. IĀ remember LIFE magazine as a Saturday afternoon read in the barbershop as I waited for my turn under Nelson MaGee’s sharp scissors and clippers. It was founded in 1883 as an American version of England’s Punch. The version most … Continue reading

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Montreal Spring Camera Show April 2 2017

Toronto. My Friend Sol Hadef sent me a note the other day. His spring camera show in Montreal will be held once again at the Holiday Inn in the West Island (Pointe-Claire), on April 2nd. Write Sol to reserve a … Continue reading

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JollyLook Instant Camera

Toronto. Thanks to Russ Forfar for this link to a blast from the past as a Toronto AM music radio station used to say before playing a musical oldie. In my youth a number of photography magazines served us instead … Continue reading

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Watch the Birdie

Toronto. My thanks to friend John Linsky for reminding me of the old photographers who used a novelty to attract the attention of smaller subjects (John has some of these too). In the 1800s and early 1900s it was important … Continue reading

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Groupies

Toronto. Selfies are common today. You can even get a stick so you can take them. So lets call group photos groupies. This subject came to mind Monday when the Globe ran an article in “Life and Arts” called “Say … Continue reading

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Review of January 2017 Miracle Repair Tips Meeting

We had two very interesting speakers tonight as demonstrated by the very active Q&A sessions. Both speakers are PHSC members and exhibitors at our fairs. Russ Forfar, now semi-retired, was in theĀ  camera repair business for many decades. Our main … Continue reading

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Early Colour Books for 35mm cameras

Toronto. We treat black and white images as niche photos today. Modern day digital cameras take beautiful full colour photos out of the box. The photographer needs to know little about colour, his (or her) camera, or the subject to … Continue reading

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Those were the days

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me an email the other day showing an American inauguration some 64 years ago. The photo shows a cluster of news photographers, most of whom appear to be using the venerable 4×5 Speed Graphic cameras and … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 42-4

Toronto. Editor Bob Lansdale sent this issue to the printer. The proof was reviewed and 42-4 is off to the press! Copies will be in the mail by late next week. I selected the cover shot as an example of … Continue reading

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Snap Shots 22-6 now available

Toronto. Thanks to Bob Lansdale for noting that the latest pdf version of Snap Shots is now available. Snap Shots is the official journal of the PHSNE and announces the topic and location of the next meeting as well as … Continue reading

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