Tag Archives: history

make everybody welcome

Toronto. I have been a member since the first year of the PHSC and in that time we have had speakers and members regardless of race, religion, or gender (the full gamut). In that time I have seen only one … Continue reading

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making the grade

Toronto. This post refers to film (black and white)  printing. Once you choose the huge number of variables for a photographic paper choice, you are left with one last factor – paper grade. Ideally, the chart shown at left (3 … Continue reading

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paper doll

Toronto. To convert a film negative into a positive image, a second piece of the sensitive medium was usually used. Most commonly this was a photographic (light sensitive) paper. And there stood the dilemma for the average beginning photographer. There … Continue reading

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Where Angels Come to Earth

Toronto. Photographer and author Vincenzo Pietropaolo is no  stranger to the PHSC. Vince has spoken many times at our meetings and attended them as well. “When Angels Come to Earth” is his latest book. This book is in collaboration with … Continue reading

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another high flyer

Toronto. American photographer and LIFE photographer, Margaret Bourke-White was very popular mid last century. I wrote a post on her back in March 18, 2019 of last year. This photo (at left) shows her high above NYC using a press … Continue reading

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one-eyed monster

Toronto. Our PHSC News for April, 2020 (issue 19-10) features the odd looking Cyclops camera of the mid 1950s. Editor Sonja Pushchak and her team put out another tasty issue in spite of the nasty COVID-19 virus affecting countries world … Continue reading

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wishful thinking …

Toronto. When Edwin Land announced the famous Polaroid Land system a few years after the war, dealers had difficulty keeping the “picture-in-a-minute” cameras and film in stock.  By the time this ad showed up, the Polaroid system was down to … Continue reading

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Bill’s World

Toronto. In 1995, McClelland & Stewart, Inc (then a famous Canadian Publishing House) published a Canadian edition of “The World of William Notman” written by Hall, Dodds and Triggs. The lavish book had a history of the Notman Studios and a … Continue reading

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Dr Mike goes to Washington

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar sent me a note the other day saying one of our past presidents, Dr Mike Robinson, was visiting the Smithsonian to demonstrate modern day daguerreotype portraits. Mike makes such collectible images here in his Century … Continue reading

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cameras and cycles at our March 2020 meeting IS DEFERRED!

Toronto. Meeting, Wed, March 18 2020 at 7:00 pm BURGUNDY ROOM, Memorial Hall. ** IMPORTANT: THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED ** HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT AND VISUALLY COMPELLING IMAGES PORTRAYING BICYCLE’S HISTORY – Lorne Shields When I was a kid, my friend’s grandfather, who had … Continue reading

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