Monthly Archives: December 2018

some year!

  Toronto. As I sup upon the dredges of 2018, I think back on the progress of photography. The cell phone has become the universal camera. Nearing saturation, few of us leave home without our phone (and camera). While the … Continue reading

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for the birds

Toronto. 1926 was an exciting year in our city. Amongst other things, Charlie Millar, a wealthy Torontonian died and left a very unusual will. Charlie was well known as a practical joker, and his will contained a few of his … Continue reading

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a Diana for squares

Toronto. Lomography USA is keeping alive film by offering inexpensive cameras plus other optional lenses, some that work on digital cameras too. Their latest Diana Instant Square model uses Fuji Instax film to create square “polaroid” style photos. Birgit Buchart … Continue reading

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Antique Cycling Photographica – review

Toronto. We had two visitors from Michigan for Lorne’s latest presentation. Bob Lansdale and I met Cindy Motzenbecker and Doug Aikenhead from MiPHS at the North York Keg restaurant where we were later joined by president Clint Hryhorijiw for a tasty meal … Continue reading

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der Leica farbig (the Leica in colour)

Toronto. It was an exciting time for colour photography post 1945. 35mm colour slides were becoming common and more importantly, being accepted by professionals in the publishing industry. In the USA, Kodachrome was the most prominent slide film while in … Continue reading

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Kodak Canada: The Early Years

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed, Jan. 23 20 6 – 8  pm At Ryerson , 33 Gould St, Toronto. Our first road show of 2019 is at the RIC on January 23rd, 2019  (Thanks to the Ryerson folk for this delightful … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2018!

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new site, new season

Toronto. The Daguerreian Society sent out an email greeting and notice of a new website address and upcoming events. The Society said in part, “Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, National Pearl Harbor Day, the Islamic New Year, Wright Brothers Day, Las … Continue reading

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you do remember movies, don’t you?

Toronto. In 1922 Europe, a French company developed a home projector to show copies of commercial 35mm movies at home in a new format called 9.5mm. Shortly after their projectors retailed, Pathé introduced a companion movie camera using the same standard. … Continue reading

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Camerama Jan 20, 2019

Toronto. My friend Gary Perry dropped me a note the other day to say his latest Camerama show is set for January 20th, 2019 at the usual location. Click on the thumbnail at left to see the show poster and … Continue reading

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