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When photography meant chemistry

Toronto. Before digital photography came along, a good photographer used chemical solutions. The chemistry was a necessity – and a good photographer had to understand the chemical processes necessary for a successful photograph. In fact this skill was as important … Continue reading

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A French man with a plan

Toronto. Daguerre was a scenic painter and creator of dioramas. He wanted to find a way to capture scenes and have a record from which to paint the scene for a diorama much later. When he learned Niepce was also … Continue reading

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World’s Greatest News Photographer

Toronto. I was sent this add two days ago in an email form George Dunbar. Very appropriate with our talk in a few weeks on journalism and photography. The American Mercury II by the Universal Camera Company is depicted here. … Continue reading

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