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Colouring Historic Photographs

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this link showing colourized versions of historic Canadian photographs in the days when any practical photography was shot in black and white. It is fitting that this image at left is from the Great war. … Continue reading

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PHSC News pdf For December 2016

Toronto. Editor David Bridge has done a tasty issue for Christmas using the new layout and help from Assistant Editor Sonja Pushchak. This issue shows a photograph of ‘Window Dressing’ from the Toronto Archives Fonds of William James, a prominent … Continue reading

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Daguerreotypes and YouTube

Toronto. My friend and PHSC member, photographer Harold Staats, dropped me a note a few days back on the 29th of last month. He suggested this video on YouTube. In this video, one of many about early photographic processes on … Continue reading

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ROM’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit

Toronto. For the past 52 years the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has hosted an exhibition of wildlife photographs from around the world. You are invited each year to submit your own wildlife photographs in  the competition to be recognized as The … Continue reading

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PHSC Image Show Fall 2016

Toronto. In spite of its small size, the latest image show held by the PHSC was a success. While the admissions numbered about 100, they were more than enough for the small room allocated to us by the A&L club. … Continue reading

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Clocks for Seeing

Toronto. My friend and photographer Harold Staats sent me this interesting link last Saturday to the Firman Gallery. Like Harold, David Firman is a photographer. David had a couple of photographs on display up in Ottawa at the NRC in … Continue reading

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Digital still needs a Pro Photographer

Toronto. Kurt Iswarienko in a recent article on PetaPixel discussed the digital darkroom. Basically, the article noted that while moving from chemistry to pixels meant an easier task to transform a shot, it still took a professional photographer to make … Continue reading

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We Have a remarkable Editor

Toronto. As I ate breakfast last Friday (Nov 4th), I read with interest the Globe’s obituary for Kelly Gotlieb, the father of Canadian computing. Gotlieb earned that title when while  associated with the U of T, he imported Canada’s earliest computer … Continue reading

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Wedding Photography can be Hazardous

Toronto, Back on October 24th, George Dunbar sent this comical wedding shot to me. What makes it so memorable is that it was taken just as the photographer fell off the chair he used to get a better perspective on … Continue reading

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Eaton and Photographers

Toronto. My friend George Dunbar dropped me a note a few days ago regarding a photograph taken by William James back in 1922 at a funeral on St Clair Avenue West in Toronto (fonds 1244, item 1020)  courtesy of the … Continue reading

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