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what were they thinking?

Toronto. Today, we all take photography for granted. Images are shot endlessly to record things once written, or capture family moments, or pets, or property changes, etc. We leave news, tv, political, formal portraits, etc. images to the professionals. With … Continue reading

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that’s how the light gets in

Toronto. Did you ever wonder how Chevalier managed to make the first camera for Daguerre complete with a lens before 1839 ? The lens had been designed a quarter century earlier c1812 by the ¬†Englishman Wollaston as a landscape lens … Continue reading

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outside in and upside down – a camera obscura exhibition down under

Toronto. The earliest known cameras may have been the camera obscura variety. They were often an closed room in an amusement area with a tiny hole or lens on one wall that projected the outdoor scene on the opposite wall … Continue reading

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A Frenchman succeeds in fixing a sun drawing

Toronto. Niepce was a lithographer with a poor skill in drawing. To overcome this impediment, he tried various means to capture an image on a metal plate. He had initially tried paper and a silver-chloride solution a la Wedgwood, but … Continue reading

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