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darkroom dreamin on a winter’s day

Toronto. To paraphrase the Mamas and Papas 1966 song, “California Dreamin” – and it’s not winter yet. In the days of film, all the magic took place in the darkroom under the dim glow of the ruby or later dirty … Continue reading

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a colourful addition to the family

Toronto. Kodacolor first hit the retailers in 1942. By 1958 the use of 35mm cameras forced Kodak to offer the venerable colour negative film for prints in 35mm camera format and cassettes, Kodak initially charged for processing when you bought … Continue reading

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TDPC to take part in the Fall Fair this year

Toronto. Don’t miss the Big One this October 27th, 2019. Visit the tables of cameras, lenses, accessories, darkroom gear, studio gear, and more. In addition, the TDPC will be mounting a display of award winning prints for all visitors to … Continue reading

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the shadow knows…

Toronto. I remember as a child of seven or eight listening to radio dramas. One was called “The Shadow” and ┬áhis alter ego, “Lamont Cranston”. Like Cranston, the tell of a flash photograph with the flash gun mounted on a … Continue reading

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getting ready for the 6th

Toronto. When war was declared in September 1939, my uncle was too young and lied about his age to sign up. He trained in Canada and then embarked for England and more training. Being young, he was assigned less dangerous … Continue reading

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fly me to the moon

Toronto. An event occurred during the summer a half century ago that sparked the imagination of everyone! Man first walked on the moon. I was living in Montreal at the time. My first child was born that summer. And I … Continue reading

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Ormond Gigli – photographic exhibition in France

Toronto. Check out the exhibition at the Galerie GADCOLLECTION in Paris. The exhibition of prints by American photographer Ormond Gigli runs from April 18 to May 21. Time is going fast, so take a look tout suite and see what … Continue reading

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April Show in the Big Apple

Toronto. Just a brief reminder to join the Daguerreian Society at its New York Photography Fair today, April 6th, 2019. Lots of stuff to see and buy – like this 1950 gelatin-silver print of Albert Einstein. You can enjoy April … 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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do you remember when colour prints were an option?

Toronto. The year was 1955 and in the May 30th issue of LIFE on page 45, Kodak boldly promoted the use of its color print film for those special occasions! Colour prints had a big plus and many minuses… Colour … Continue reading

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