Monthly Archives: November 2020

what the deuce is a duex?

Toronto. In the days of film, Kodak was well known for its many inexpensive cameras. Kodak made its money by the sale of film and other materials. The cheap but sturdy cameras were great film burners! This inexpensive camera was … Continue reading

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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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Amalgamated Photo History Newsletters

Toronto. We issued the 6th in our series of exchange newsletters recently (since we are unable to hold our regular monthly meetings, members received this pdf version of the amalgamated newsletters from our exchange members who gave their blessing for … Continue reading

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the time has come, the walrus said …

Toronto. When photography first burst forth in 1839, lenses were made by opticians and cameras by them or others. As time progressed, optical houses began to make both cameras and lenses. Some like Zeiss also made lenses for others. By … Continue reading

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be positive

Toronto. Did you ever wonder how negatives were converted to positive images – where white was white and black was black? The key was to process the negative, then bleach the film rather than fix it (removes only the developed … Continue reading

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don’t take your camera to town, son

Toronto. Once photography took off and became simple for everyone to use (roll film and drug store processing) it became a means to record assets and asset losses amongst other purposes. When automobile accidents became epidemic, Insurance companies demanded proof … Continue reading

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now just a minute!

Toronto. Do you remember as a kid at a small town fair or big city mall taking a black and white photo strip of you and your friends behind a curtain in a phone booth like box? The strip popped out … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Winter 2020/21

Toronto. It’s all there in black and white: the latest edition of PhotoEd magazine featuring beautiful B&W photographs. Haven’t seen it yet? Well, for pity’s sake BUY a subscription! Just go to this site and sign up now. We thank … Continue reading

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Winterize your camera? How quaint!

Toronto. Smartphones have become the most common cameras today according to some social media outlets. Owners have no need to “winterize” or even repair their smartphones. Usually the battery wears out but long before that the current model becomes obsolete … 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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