Tag Archives: colour

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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Peter Turner 1934 – 2017

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar who emailed the sad news that Pete Turner died recently. His passing was noted with this insightful article in the New York Times. A New Yorker, Mr Turner was famous for his saturated colour … Continue reading

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Someone Figured Out a Process For Developing Kodachrome Film In Color

Toronto. I spotted this brief article on the Popular Photography page. As most people know, the last processing facility for this epic film closed back on December 30th, 2010. Apparently many photographers knew you could still develop Kodachrome in say … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Colour

Toronto. Once monochrome images were successfully captured by Daguerre and Fox Talbot and announced in January 1839, the holy grail of photography became capturing life in full colour. Beyond experimental processes, and hand colouring, this goal wasn’t reached as a … 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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Autochromes

Toronto. Once daguerreotypes gave us fine detail in mono colour or hand painted images, the holy grail became automatically coloured photos. The first processes used various filters over a common mono colour (black and white) plate. The best commercial process in the … Continue reading

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PHSC News 16-4

Toronto. Our brand new redesigned and retitled newsletter “PHSC News” was sent Saturday night to our members and others on our mail list at MailChimp. Hats off to editor David Bridge for a new delightful newsletter. The details of the … Continue reading

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Memories of Homemade Colour Prints

Toronto. George Dunbar’s note to me about the ferrania slide film revival brought back memories of my efforts to print colour back in the summer of 1960 when most amateur photographs were black and white. While I worked in Labrador, … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 40-2

Our second issue of Photographic Canadiana hit the mails last week. Editor Bob Lansdale has created another fabulous issue for our 40th year. The first article covers the 28mm cine camera. In researching this camera, Bob Wilson recalled he has … Continue reading

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London before 1927

London, May 11, 2013. Thanks to ex-pat Stan White who sent me a note regarding a London Evening Standard article and images from a 1926-7 movie of London, England. The movie uses the experimental Friese-Greene [Frisse-Greene] process. The movie was … Continue reading

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