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a flash of colour

Toronto. In mid last century amateur photography was quite different than today with ubiquitous smartphone cameras. The small camera phase (mincam) was in full swing. Black and White films ruled – colour was very expensive and even slower than B&W. … Continue reading

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there is white – and there is white

Toronto. Years ago, black and white processing was a piece of cake. The choice of paper grade determined the basic contrast to match the negative; a wide choice of paper tones and textures could be made; dodging and burning modified … Continue reading

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a flash of brilliance

Toronto. In the 1950s, amateur flash photos in colour were the big event of the decade. ¬†Pictures could be taken indoors and in colour! To differentiate basically generic products, the makers promoted minor improvements as the next big thing. Sylvania … Continue reading

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sprocket rocket

Toronto. A century ago the panorama print was popular. Cameras like the Cirkut models could turn about the lens nodal point while affixed to a tripod by using gears and a spring wound motor. This format is common place today. … Continue reading

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