Author Archives: Robert

I get a kick out of you

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me this hilarious shot taken by Photojournalist Ron Laytner and featured in many periodicals over the years. Ron’s photograph, taken for the Toronto Telegram, was featured in LIFE magazine’s July 14th “Miscellany” column back in 1958. Ron … Continue reading

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fair time again – Oct 27, 2019

Toronto. The PHSC is hosting its Fall Fair – The Big One! – at the pierogi palace once again (Trident Hall at Evans and Islington in the west end). Set Sunday, October 27th aside and come out to see Clint, … Continue reading

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as easy to set as a clock…

Toronto. The old saying “lipstick on a pig” implies cosmetic changes to a product with little or no internal changes. Argus up graded the C-3 in various ways as the camera market evolved. The Match-Matic (sometimes shown as Matchmatic) added … Continue reading

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Fred Herzog, Vancouver Photographer, 88

Toronto, Years ago, I enjoyed watching Knowledge Network each weekend via satellite. Sadly, the Vancouver based public broadcaster was not included in the Fibe TV service from Bell as it is SD only (no HD or 4K). Often Knowledge would … Continue reading

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curators in conversation at RIC next Wednesday Sept 25th

Toronto. Come on out to the RIC in downtown Toronto next Wednesday to enjoy this scintillating session hosted by Ryerson and open to all at no charge! The session is being held at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) next Wednesday … Continue reading

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20th WestLicht Photo Auction October 12

Toronto. The Westlicht Photo Auction next  month gives you the opportunity to add some truly iconic photos to your collection. Mind you, it helps to have deep pockets! Click on the link above and take a careful look at the … Continue reading

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September 22, 2019 Camerama Show

Toronto. In Toronto this weekend? Want to see/buy/sell cameras gear? Then come out this Sunday and visit Camerama! Click on the icon at left for details. Need a table Sunday or more information? Email Gary.

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making a difference

Toronto. In the mid 1930s, the minicam revolution sparked the rush to miniaturization in photography. Post war, amateur photography’s fresh ideas were indoor photos and colour photos. Indoor photos made flash guns and flash bulbs big sellers. Companies like Sylvania marketed … Continue reading

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hammer it home Nov 17th

Toronto.  Fall again and the PHSC Estate auction is coming! We are holding it on Sunday, November 17, 2019 down in the Long Branch area of west end Toronto at the usual venue – free parking and free admission. See … Continue reading

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PHSC News for September 2019

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak and her team serve up a tasty newsletter issue to kick off our fall session after the summer break. The issue begins with some photos by the late Jane Hope Bown of Britain. Next page introduces … Continue reading

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