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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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PHSC Consignment Auction March 19, 2017

Toronto. Our PHSC consignment auction will take place this March 19th at the previous location, the Legion Hall 101 in Long Branch (West End Toronto). The redesigned poster favours an old fashioned broadsheet theme. Just click on the icon at … Continue reading

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Film is Making a Comeback

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar, one of our speakers this month. Russ emailed me a link to this Time Magazine article by Olivier Laurent on the state of film in today’s largely digital world. It is a timely article as we … 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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Ektachrome film is back

Toronto. John Morden, our Treasurer, sent me a brief note and link to this article when it first appeared. This note was followed the next morning by a forwarded note from Bob Lansdale. Bob copied me Saturday morning on an email … 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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Rescued Film Project Redux

Toronto. My friend Russ Forfar sent me this follow up to the Rescued Film Project post. Interesting videos and a purpose to rescuing anonymous photographs is explained in this short article posted by Al Jazeera.

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