Category Archives: activities-other

a land far, far, away …

Toronto. Star Wars, anyone? It was exciting news last Thursday when the rover Perseverance landed on Mars as planned. Both my wife and I watched the event on television that afternoon. One of the first things the rover did was … Continue reading

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RIC plans for 2021 (COVID-19 considered)

Toronto. The Ryerson Image Centre Gallery announcement for early 2021 (Jan-Feb-Mar) given the current restrictions for COVID-19 has been released. This is the link to details. Thanks to John Morden, our treasurer and newsletter guru for suggesting this post.  

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FIPP 2010-2019

Toronto. Sad news from Freemantle, Australia last week. The Freemantle International Portrait Prize (FIPP) has been discontinued. The originators wrote, “All good things must come to an end. The FIPP Committee recently decided that FIPP 2019 would be our last; … Continue reading

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five for one

Toronto. My fav editor Rita Godlevskis over at PhotoEd is hosting a publishers conference tomorrow the 17th online. Rita writes, “If you have ever had questions about periodical PUBLISHING in Canada, here is YOUR chance to ask your questions + get answers … Continue reading

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singin’ the blues

Toronto. PHSC president Clint (Lewko Hryhorijiw) sent me a note yesterday that fellow PHSC member, friend, photographer, musician and occasional contributor to this website, Gunter Ott and his band, are playing today (online) in Hamilton, Ontario. Gunter writes, “HELLO FRIENDS: I … Continue reading

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New Website for The Photographic Collectors’ Club of Great Britain

Toronto. One of our exchange organizations is the Photographic Collectors’ Club of Great Britain (PCCGB). David Balfour of the PCCGB is one of many folk in editor Bob Lansdale’s photo history network. David recently sent Bob an email. In it, … Continue reading

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noir et blanc

Toronto. My good friend and our PHSC treasurer, John Morden, also collaborates with wife Sonja Pushchak on the very successful PHSC News monthly pdf newsletter. John writes, “Below is a link to a competition that Rita is having in her magazine … Continue reading

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time to learn more …

Toronto. Our friends down in Niagara are tackling the current COVID-19 pandemic with a series of on line speakers. The NFRCC is linking with Hunt’s Photo and Video in New England to present their monthly speaker program. The NFRCC says, “[it] is … Continue reading

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Richmond BC Camera Show POSTPONED

Toronto. We were sorry to hear that Big Dave and our other friends in Richmond BC had to postpone the August 1st Richmond Camera Show and Swap Meet. Big Dave writes, “I hope that all of you are safe and … Continue reading

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make a date with f/8

Toronto. Those of us who used 2-1/4 or 35mm cameras and film are familiar with the aperture setting f/8. It is a great mid range setting offering a nice balance of speed and depth of field for outdoors. The delightful … Continue reading

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