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Photographic Canadiana Vol 46-4

Toronto.I hope you have enjoyed the coolish evenings this fall (November was mixed cold and windy to spring-like). Yesterday, members WITH an email address received another delightful magazine via pdf. It  is  the Photographic Canadiana 46-4 dated December 2020 – January 2021. … Continue reading

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all about flash lamps

Toronto. What do you do when the light is too low for a photo? Use a flash! Years before electronic flash, or even flash bulbs, flash powder was used in variety of holders. See what was used for flash illumination in … Continue reading

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what a bargain!

Toronto. Do you remember street photographers? They were itinerant photographers who snapped people as they walked along city streets and sold their work accordingly. Sometimes the photo was a ferrotype (tintype) and the finished photo was ready in a minute … Continue reading

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scandalous

Toronto. And a spooky halloween to you all in this year of the pandemic! I thought it fitting to talk about a scandal that affected the famous Notman Studios. Years ago I bought a coffee table size book of William … Continue reading

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the power of photography

Toronto. Back in September 2oth, I received an email from Gerry Yaum, an Edmonton AB photographer about his ambitious video and stills project called “The Families of the Dump“. I sent it along to a few PHSC members who replied … Continue reading

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anything you can do …

Toronto. Camera collecting has no firm rules. Some folk collect quantity, some quality, and some both. The late Jim Matthew managed to collect some 3,000 plus cameras ranging from the inexpensive to the exotic. A marine engineer, Greater Manchester born … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 46-3 in PDF

Toronto. I hope you have enjoyed the balmy swelter of summer as these cool evenings predict the fall. Yesterday, members WITH an email address received another delightful magazine via pdf. It  is  the Photographic Canadiana 46-3 dated September- October-November 2020. This 26 … Continue reading

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boxes, bellows, and beyond

Toronto. Most of the early cameras were big boxy things with relatively small diameter lenses. Early on you changed lenses to change angles of view (wide angle, telephoto) always mindful of the diameter of the circle of confusion – or … Continue reading

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take a (down)load for free – Part B

Toronto. This special is titled, “ALL ABOUT LANTERN SLIDE PROJECTORS (PART B)”. It was sent out Friday to all current members with an email address. If you did NOT get a copy, please email me at info@phsc.ca and I will send … Continue reading

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who you gonna call

Toronto. was a line from the GhostBusters theme. Roy Parker Jr wrote the catchy little tune for the 1984 movie “GhostBusters” which became a popular computer game. And for photo historians and photographica collectors these days it is indeed apt. … Continue reading

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