Tag Archives: film

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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World’s First Analog Instax Square Camera

Toronto. Film is a niche process that continues to attract followers. A subset of the genre is the “instant film” brigade. These people are so active that companies continue to make the “Polaroid” type instant film. Now the Lomographic Society … Continue reading

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Write! Shoot! Edit!

Toronto. Past president of the Toronto branch of the PHSC (1984-5) and the PHSC (1991-1993), Mo Patz, will be at our fair this fall. She will be joined by her son Rick. They are selling some of her late husband … 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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Montreal Pop Up Camera Show this June

Toronto. Sol Hadef is a member of the PHSC and a frequent table holder at our fairs. Sol runs the Rangefinder in Montreal where he hosts camera shows and uses Ebay. This June Sol will be trying a new concept … Continue reading

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Really, really fast camera

Toronto. My friend and fellow PHSC member Russ Forfar enjoys scientific articles. Yesterday, Sunday morning, he sent me a link to Science Daily. In the Science Daily article the experiments of Sweden’s Lund University are described. Scientists there are using … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons – Nitrate Film Stock

Toronto. In the late 1950s – early 1960s when I began to take photography seriously, I bought some 6 x 9 cut film stock for a Japanese knock-off of a Graflex I bought new  – the Rittreck  IIa camera. Decades … Continue reading

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PHSC News 16-10

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has produced another scrumptious edition of our favourite newsletter. The lead story features Weegee and the pulp fiction covers of yesteryear. This is followed by a notice of our meeting presentation this month by Norm Rosen … Continue reading

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PHSC News 16-9

Toronto. The latest issue of PHSC News, issue 16-9 has been distributed. With this issue, we shift the editorial duties from David Bridge to Sonja Pushchak. Sonja was instrumental in redesigning the newsletter to modernize the approach of PHSC. A … Continue reading

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With Film, you can feel the photography…

Toronto. George Dunbar mentioned this wonderful link to CBC news the other day. Journalist and native of PEI, Sara Fraser of CBC wrote this article about a little camera store on Queen Street in Charlottetown. The store, P.E.I. Photo Lab, … Continue reading

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