Tag Archives: Focal Press

enlarging

Toronto. Well into the late 1940s, most photographers made contact prints. A camera was chosen for the size of the negative it made. In the mid 1930s, the so called minicam revolution was under way. After the second world war … Continue reading

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a colourful book

Toronto. It was the 1970s and photography was growing in popularity with magazines, books, chemicals, printing paper, retailers, camera collecting societies, galleries, and studios popping up everywhere. In March of 1972, I stopped by the local Classics bookshop in Montreal … Continue reading

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Keep your eye on the ball

Toronto. With a growing interest in close-up photography, in July of 1979 I bought a used copy of Dr Otto Croy’s ¬†book Camera Close-up¬†originally published in England and America by Focal Press of England in 1961. L. A. Mannheim translated … Continue reading

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