Tag Archives: film

most gifted

Toronto. Today when someone says, “most gifted”, we usually think of a very bright child worthy of accelerated and/or in-depth learning. Today, when we think of compact cameras we usually mean smartphones. In the summer of 1967, a Kodak advertisement … Continue reading

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How to Take a Good Portrait Photo

Toronto. Another great article appeared recently in the blog “How-To Geek” This article, “How to Take a Good Portrait Photo was written by Harry Guinness (he updated the article August 18th). Harry’s advice is just as solid today as it … Continue reading

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zombie jamboree

Toronto. Early photographic media were unable to record the much weaker lower end of the visible spectrum (reds, some oranges) but what about the spectrum above the visible blues and violets? In 1896, just weeks after Germany’s Wilhelm Röntgen publicly … Continue reading

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brave new world

Toronto. Today, almost everyone has a smartphone that includes a sophisticated digital camera and editing apps. Stills, selfies, and videos are taken incessantly. With some care, and little or no photographic skill, people capture a decent image. In fact, they … Continue reading

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focus magic

Toronto. A reoccurring problem with photos whether taken with film and scanned or with digital cameras is blur due to either camera motion or being slightly out of focus. Many imaging applications try to fix this issue, usually via the … Continue reading

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taking the red-eye out

Toronto. When we hear that phrase today, we think the speaker is flying over-night to the coast to wake up bleary eyed and fuzzy for breakfast thousands of miles from home But that wasn’t always so. In the 1950s, colour … Continue reading

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ruby red window

Toronto. George Eastman’s company announced the Kodak camera in 1888.  Kodak used roll film – originally in 100 exposure rolls. Exposed films were processed and cameras refilled by the Eastman Co. Now, have you ever thought of an easy way … Continue reading

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it’s on! it’s on!

Toronto. After months of COVID-19 restrictions, we can finally host an outdoor event at the Trident Centre. Our first camera show is the Trunk Sale delayed from last month and now ready to go August 23rd! Click on John and … Continue reading

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a little BIT more

Toronto. Over the years from photography’s beginning in 1839 to current times there have been a few trends. Cameras have gotten smaller. Images became more realistic beginning with monochrome photos across part of the visible spectrum, then across all of … Continue reading

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the keepers of night

Toronto. Since photography began there was always some means to keep the plates or film protected from the light.  When the Leica and its competitors arrived. Leitz made a very heavy and elaborate reusable cassette that opened only in-camera as … Continue reading

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