Tag Archives: colour

where is it now?

Toronto. Brodie MacPherson’s one of a kind colour camera, we mean. Editor Bob Lansdale is busy doing an article on the late Brodie MacPherson and would like to know where his camera ended up. If you know, drop me an … Continue reading

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colour quartet

Toronto. The earliest photos were monochrome – unless hand coloured. By the turn of the 20th century, colour photos could be taken using three black and white films sandwiched together and interspersed with colour layers. The additive colour system created … Continue reading

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dyna-what?

Toronto. In the March 27th, 1964 issue of LIFE magazine (p42), the 3M company ran this unusual ad for a colour transparency film called Dynachrome. Did you ever use it? In 1954, the American government was hell-bent to separate any … Continue reading

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things go better …

Toronto. … with Coke, or so they say. In 1964 Coke used a B&W copy of this advertisement to inform the general public that both Coke and Coca-Cola are the trademarks of the same big company. A camera signified just … Continue reading

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76 trombones in the big parade

Toronto. That’s what professor Harold Hill said in the Music Man play of 1957-1960s. And today we in the PHSC host a very special event too! For the very first time, an issue of Photographic Canadiana is being sent to … Continue reading

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there’s something happening here ….

Toronto. … as the old tune sung by Buffalo Springfield says. With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing in effect, the PHSC will be sending a series of pdf files to members as specials. First out is Photographic Canadiana issue … Continue reading

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the way we were …

Toronto. A popular camera chain, Henry’s, began here in Toronto over a century ago. This May, the chain announced it would be closing a number of stores as it restructured. Then Henry’s head, Andy Stein, spoke with us back in … Continue reading

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a touch of plastic

Toronto. The folks at Lomography are offering a simple film camera complete with a roll of their colour film (positive or negative) and a clear waterproof housing good for about 10m depth. Their press release states, “Dear Film Photography Friends … Continue reading

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the Jack Roy of photography

Toronto. Jack Roy used the stage name of Rodney Dangerfield. As Dangerfield, his catch phrase was, “I don’t get no respect”.  The vast majority of professional and amateur photographers viewed Polaroid in the same light. Polaroid had very innovative cameras … Continue reading

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the last picture show

Toronto. Over a century ago, it was discovered that a rapid sequence of still images would seem to show motion. This phenomenon was based on human  “persistence of vision” which neatly fills in the brief gap between images. This concept … Continue reading

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