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when photography was deadly

Toronto. Have you ever wondered why the historic old movie films were so hard to find? And why archives like the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) preface really old films as “remastered” from pieces found at various other archives? At the … Continue reading

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copy, copy that!

Toronto. In  the early 1900s, some American companies sold fancy copy machines, that relied upon photography, to prosperous companies. Their machines snapped and recorded material directly to photographic paper, which was sometimes developed and fixed automatically. But not everyone could … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Online Fall 2020

Toronto. Rita has another great issue of PhotoEd magazine online. Have a look at all the great portraits and more! And remember, the print edition of PhotoEd is different than the online issue. We heard about the new issue when … Continue reading

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the dark slide of the room

Toronto. Plate holders and later film holders became common in the later 1800s and early 1900s to protect sensitized emulsions from unexpected exposure to light. These clever gadgets, which came with a dark slide that could be removed for exposure … Continue reading

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not this year

Toronto. More impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne Quémy of France writes, “Hello, I am very sorry to announce the cancellation of the 57th Bièvres International Photo Fair due to the global health situation caused by the Covid-19. “We look forward … Continue reading

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more cancellations from COVID-19 cautions.

Toronto. Steven Evans writes, ” I am very disappointed to tell you that in light of the on-going COVID-19 crisis, the opening reception and open house for my exhibition  — de Pedra — scheduled for March 19th, 21st and 22nd are cancelled. … Continue reading

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’cause cheap is how I feel

Toronto. If you were living in the Eastern States in 1961, you could buy a  Webcor Regent Coronet stereo tape recorder and get a free movie camera. The camera was the low cost Keystone twenty model with a single f/2.3 … Continue reading

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re-creating the war that started Canada

Toronto. Canada was formed in 1867 in a well known conference held on spud island (PEI). The founding of the Dominion was Britain’s reaction to the US Civil War and its means to protect the British colonies in North America … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Past: A Look Back

Toronto. Meeting, Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm BURGUNDY ROOM, Memorial Hall Toronto’s Past: A Look Back at Social History and Significant Events through Original Period Imagery – Victor D. Caratun, of the Toronto Past Archive “Victor was born and raised … Continue reading

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mirror, mirror

Toronto. Leitz is a perfectionist company. The original screw mount and bayonet mount rangefinder cameras used a rangefinder (RF) focussing mechanism. This RF was most accurate for 13.5cm lenses and shorter. In 1935, Leitz introduced the Telyt 20cm lens and … Continue reading

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