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a different look at street photography

Toronto. My good friend George Dunbar diligently searches for photographic items on the internet. This time he came up with a doozy. We usually think of street photography in terms of photographers capturing people as they walk along a thoroughfare … Continue reading

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a colourful view

Toronto. In the 1950s, the best colour shots were colour slides. Realistic colours, very high resolution, and visible to a whole room full of people. Of course everyone had to sit in the dark as each slide was projected on … Continue reading

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miner 49er

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society is a scholarly organization more dedicated to the first photographic process than even France, the home of Louis Daguerre! This is obvious from the effort expended in its Symposiums, Annuals, and Quarterlies (the 28 page DSQ … Continue reading

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communication counts!

Toronto. No matter where you are; who you are; what you are, communication is important. October 23, 1974 at an informal meeting in Toronto, a small group of collectors met. It was decided then and there that Canada was ready … Continue reading

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a time machine in your pocket

Toronto. You really do have a time machine – its your camera or smartphone! Really! Think about it. For example, if someone didn’t have a camera, Carol would never have known what her great grandmother (her father’s grandmother) looked like, … Continue reading

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under the hammer

Toronto. You can’t have a society without volunteers and funds. Enthusiasm covers the first and events and fiscal conservatism the latter. To bring in funds beyond membership fees (which are far less than costs) we host fairs and auctions. Auctions … Continue reading

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get wit da program

Toronto. The PHSC has hosted photography related speakers for over 4 decades. Our location or time seldom changes… third Wednesday every month but July and August at Memorial Hall in North York (Toronto). If the venue or times change, we … 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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Feb 21 2019 Auction in the Big Apple

Toronto. Swann Auction Galleries in NYC will be holding their latest Photographs: Art & Visual Culture auction on February 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The items can be viewed in person or online. Click the Photographs: link above to see … Continue reading

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new site, new season

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society sent out an email greeting and notice of a new website address and upcoming events. The Society said in part, “Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, National Pearl Harbor Day, the Islamic New Year, Wright Brothers Day, Las … Continue reading

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