Monthly Archives: September 2017

PHSC Fall Fair October 15, 2017

Toronto. Our PHSC Fall Fair “The Big One” will be held next month on October 15th at Trident Hall in the west end of Toronto. Lots of parking. Admission $7 – **Students free** << Click on the bookmark icon at … Continue reading

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incident light readings

Toronto. I wrap up this series of posts on hand held meters with the famous Norwood Director imported in the States by American Bolex (and later Director Products). Thanks again to George Dunbar for this April 1948 ad from Popular … Continue reading

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an essential tool in the mid last century

Toronto. Continuing yesterday’s theme on hand held exposure meters  (thanks George), this advertisement from Popular Photography’s April 1948 issue shows the famous Weston Master II meter. I bought in less than a decade later with the Master III. Both the … Continue reading

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In the days of hand held meters

Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for this gentle reminder of days long ago. In mid-November 1946 General Electric advertised its DW-58 hand held exposure meter  answer to Weston in LIFE magazine. You can watch a video of a slightly newer … Continue reading

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… and now for something entirely different

Toronto. Last Saturday I received an email from my good friend John Linsky, our Financial Controller and co-founder of the PHSC. John suggested I watch some videos from recent TED Talks. I watched a few and would heartily recommend the … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 43-2

Toronto. We did the address covers and the printing at the top of this Labour Day weekend. Your copy will be in the mail shortly – if you are a member! Not a member yet? No problem. There is a … Continue reading

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September 20th, 2017 Show and Tell

Toronto. Traditionally we have held our annual Show and Tell session in December. This year we moved it up to September. And in recognition that it is our 150th anniversary since confederation, we are using a theme of Canadian photographic … Continue reading

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The Graflex I nearly bought

Toronto. George Dunbar sent out a few more Graflex ads from the late 1940s. One ad struck a chord with me.  In 1960 my main camera was the Exakta VXIIa. I was interested in getting a camera which made a … Continue reading

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Camerama September 24th, 2017

Toronto. Member Gary Perry will host his first fall show for this year at the Edward Village Hotel, 185 Yorkland Blvd on Sunday, September 24th. Click the icon at left to see or print the show details. The show is … Continue reading

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It’s a digital world after all

Toronto. When did you last shoot film? I remember when I did. It was during a month long trip out west with my daughter the summer of 2002 – 15 years ago. I was all for taking my digital camera … Continue reading

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