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ten – four (and even more)

Toronto. We held our fourth COVID-19 inspired exec meeting via ZOOM. Kudos to Celio for arranging the meeting. Key changes are shown below. The big take away is deferral of our July Trunk Show into August to be safe. An … Continue reading

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where are the girls?

Toronto. Rita Godlevskis of PhotoEd needs our help. She wants the vote for best Canadian Female photographer. The winner will appear on this tote designed by PhotoEd in collaboration with SPAO in Ottawa. Rita has the scoop for you here … Continue reading

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les films noir et blanc

Toronto. When Englishman Dick Maddox announced the dry plate in 1870, he set a course for the future of photography. The invention and expansion of celluloid materials set the stage for emulsion substrates lighter than glass. Around 1886 roll film … Continue reading

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where is it now?

Toronto. Brodie MacPherson’s one of a kind colour camera, we mean. Editor Bob Lansdale is busy doing an article on the late Brodie MacPherson and would like to know where his camera ended up. If you know, drop me an … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day Y’all

Toronto. What a great day to celebrate! On this day in 1867, our country took on a life of its own. And we owe it all to our dear friensd to the south, The American civil war of the 1860s … Continue reading

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a hazardous accessory

Toronto. We often consider the tripod as an innocuous accessory to stabilize photos and movies. The skit shown when the icon at left ┬áis clicked shows just how risky that nefarious accessory can be. The tripod in question was used … Continue reading

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OMG OM-D

Toronto. Olympus cameras have been around since 1936. Their big fresh egg last century was small SLR film cameras when most film SLRS were huge machines. The famous Japanese optical house founded in 1919 made many other instruments including well … Continue reading

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four, square, and fake?

Toronto. With the ever challenging push for market share, Kodak slayed inept film changing with its Kodapak 126 for Instamatics and the flash bulb fumble with a four pack of mini flash bulbs in its flashcube that goes off and … Continue reading

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Amalgamated Photo History Newsletters

Toronto. Since we are unable to hold our regular monthly meetings – the pandemic dropped the curtain on us – members received this pdf version of the amalgamated newsletters from our exchange members who gave their blessing for inclusion in … Continue reading

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Jack be nimble

Toronto. The Donald upset many high level politicians. He dissed friendly states and embraced enemy states. He told porkies galore. He is reviled by many in his own party. His idea of reconciliation is to blame everything on the opposition … Continue reading

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