Tag Archives: Digital

It’s a digital world after all!

Toronto. I woke this week to a heavy rumble. Bell finally began to install fibre lines on our street. In the next few weeks we will be able to switch our TV and land line telephone over to the internet … Continue reading

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PHSC Newsletter 16-8

Toronto. Our first newsletter of 2017 was sent to our MailChimp list last evening. We begin this edition with a story about Hamilton and ice fishing illustrated with 104 year old John Boyd’s c1919 photograph. Our January meeting is covered … Continue reading

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Beginning of the digital camera era

Toronto. Do you remember Steve Sasson? No? Well you should! Steve was working for Kodak when he created the first digital camera. The massive gadget’s minuscule .01 mpx  B&W image saved on an audio tape belied the impact digital would … Continue reading

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A DSLR quality camera in a smartphone format

Toronto. A few days ago my friend George Dunbar sent me a link to the lengthy and clear article on how we can match the quality of a professional DSLR in a smartphone format – pocketable, and always handy. The … Continue reading

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Digital still needs a Pro Photographer

Toronto. Kurt Iswarienko in a recent article on PetaPixel discussed the digital darkroom. Basically, the article noted that while moving from chemistry to pixels meant an easier task to transform a shot, it still took a professional photographer to make … Continue reading

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IPhone 7 vs. Leica M9-P

Toronto. PHSC member and friend George Dunbar sent me an email three days ago about an article on PetaPixel. The article compared the results of two cameras using 35mm lenses or equivalent (iPhone 7). Check out PetaPixel for other interesting … Continue reading

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Macro at PhotoEd – Fall 2016

Toronto. The fall 2016 edition of PhotoEd has an article by Paul Eekhoff on macro photography (pp22-25). Since the beginning of photography we have been fascinated with macro photographs. Even before 1839, microscopes allowed those curious about macro views to … Continue reading

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Analog to Digital

Toronto. It is popular today to describe the old silver-based chemical processes we grew up with as “analog”. Photographer Tony Pickard in the fall 2016 issue of PhotoEd magazine wrote an article on converting and storing old analog photo materials as … Continue reading

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Beep… Beep… Beep… Beep…

Toronto. Just over 60 years ago on October 4th, 1957, I was sitting in my “ham shack” tuning in overseas radio stations. At the time, the USA was busy testing men, rockets, and satellites in anticipation of a future launch … Continue reading

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Camerama Show Sunday, Nov 20, 2016

Toronto. Friend and PHSC member Gary Perry tells me that his next show this fall will be held next Sunday on November 20th. The show is in a new location, Edward Village Hotel (formally known as a Days Hotel & Conference … Continue reading

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