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mom says screens are bad for your eyes

Toronto. This copy of the frontispiece of an 1876 book at the TPL titled, “Shadows on the Screen; or, An Evening With The Children” reminds us that “screens” have been around for well over a century now. As a kid … Continue reading

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remember Kodachrome?

Toronto. It’s been a decade now since Kodak shut down the Kodachrome film line and nearly nine years since the last Kodachrome processing facility closed.  In its glory days, people used Kodachrome for their best work. It was contrasty, slow, … Continue reading

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44-4 being delivered this week

Toronto. Editor Bob Lansdale’s push despite the crummy weather resulted in the latest issue of the journal arriving this week by mail. The editor’s cover shot is a still life of various stereo items from old cameras and cards to … Continue reading

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PHSC News for October 2018

Toronto. Halloween will arrive this month and editor Sonja Pushchak offers up a traditional gory treat for all you photo enthusiasts to savour the day before our popular fall photographica-fair. This edition (18-04) serves up numerous thought provoking ideas in … Continue reading

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Ektachrome Redux

Toronto. John Linsky sent me an email the other day announcing the rebirth of Ektachrome by Kodak. I replied in part, that Ektachrome is based on Agfa’s processes. Much larger colour-coupler molecules are used so they don’t drift from layer to … Continue reading

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Coe’s opus on Colour Photography

Toronto. Brian Coe wrote this charming and concise history of Colour Photography in 1978 when he was curator of the Kodak Museum at Harrow, England. Sadly, the museum closed for good in 1985 – a precursor of the effect of … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Colour

Toronto. Once monochrome images were successfully captured by Daguerre and Fox Talbot and announced in January 1839, the holy grail of photography became capturing life in full colour. Beyond experimental processes, and hand colouring, this goal wasn’t reached as a … Continue reading

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What to do with your old 35mm slides

Toronto. With the growth of digital, we all must  have boxes and boxes of old slides and a slide projector or two kicking around the house. In this Kodachome slide, I snapped my youngest daughter  at a quilt show her … Continue reading

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Magic Lantern Society April 2017 Newsletter

Toronto.  I haven’t seen a Magic Lantern Society newsletter for some time now. Les Jones has thoughtfully sent along the April 2017 newsletter. The full name of the group is “The Magic Lantern Society of the United States and Canada“. … Continue reading

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