Tag Archives: smartphone

why everyone should learn photography

Toronto. Life Savvy posits “why everyone should learn photography” in its post by Harry Guinness back on May 12th. This article is in the “if you can’t beat them, then join them camp” as Harry sets out to teach smartphone … 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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down periscope …

Toronto. Do you remember submarine movies? Somewhere in the plot you would hear “down periscope” before a dive alarm sounded. Recently, I was surprised to see the term being used today to refer to a smartphone-sized telephoto lens design, By … Continue reading

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selfies: hope vs. reality

Toronto. About 60 years ago, Polaroid advertised that “everyone” used their system to take home photos (i.e. “selfies” – a name coined ┬ájust a few years ago). That was hope since the reality was that a very small percentage of … Continue reading

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PHSC News for March 2019

Toronto. Editor Sonja Pushchak has whipped up another tasty edition of our favourite newsletter. If you would like your own personal copy delivered to you mailbox, just drop me a line here: news@phsc.ca. (Don’t use this address for junk mail … Continue reading

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sliding into focus

Toronto. As we casually view the colour images on front of our smartphones, we may forget the long torturous route taken from crude monochrome glass slides projected on a sheet or screen in a darkened room to 35mm or 2×2 … Continue reading

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the smartphone as a camera has arrived

Toronto. Well, you know a fad has arrived in the mainstream when it begins to be lampooned. I saw a few smartphone camera comics and cartoons over the past months, then Monday morning a friend of mine out in Calgary … Continue reading

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PHSC News 17-08

Toronto. Another delightful newsletter by our editor Sonja Pushchak. Sonja’s newsletters have themes – this issue mixes Valentine’s Day with Black History month. She begins with a backgrounder on the song Paper Moon – a riff on Valentine’s Day. Next … Continue reading

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where have all the flowers gone – II?

Toronto. To paraphrase Pete Seeger’s famous song, of the 1950s, where have all the photographers gone? As a kid in the late 1950s and 60s, I can remember this song coming over the radio frequently. Each milestone in the evolution … Continue reading

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and then there was the smartphone…

Toronto. When I first bought a Sony F-828 camera at the end of its production and marketing, I bought my wife a thin, pocket sized Sony point and shoot T7 with a 3:1 Zeiss zoom lens and a 3.3 megapixel … Continue reading

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