Tag Archives: tintype

why the tripod?

Toronto. Did you ever wonder why so many old photos and drawings of cameras in use showed a tripod? Until the dry-plate era, the media were so insensitive that it took  seconds or minutes in bright light to record the … Continue reading

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re-creating the war that started Canada

Toronto. Canada was formed in 1867 in a well known conference held on spud island (PEI). The founding of the Dominion was Britain’s reaction to the US Civil War and its means to protect the British colonies in North America … Continue reading

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Sloppy, but it works

Toronto. When Scott Archer announced his invention, most photographs were studio portraits by Daguerreotypists; while some people used Fox Talbot’s salted paper negatives and prints. Both processes were slow in camera and very technical requiring care and precision to obtain … Continue reading

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PHSC Image Show November 26, 2017

Toronto. We are hosting our Image Show this coming Sunday, November 26th at he Arts & Letters club in downtown Toronto at 14 Elm Street. Come on  down and join in the fun, get some additions for your collection, and … Continue reading

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Tintype Studio Portrait

Toronto. The guys at The Tintype Studio have announced that  December 3rd 11 – 5 will be the next special portrait studio offering. We had these folk do a program for us back on February 20th, 2013, over four years … Continue reading

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Our other Facebook page…

Toronto. Louise Freyburger reminded a number of us on Wednesday that she manages TWO Facebook pages for the PHSC! The first is the link you go to when you click on the Facebook logo in the right hand sidebar. The … Continue reading

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Modern Day Antique(s)

Toronto. In this age of digital photography we tend to think of antique technology as using film processes, especially in black and white that dates back to the 1880s and Kodak. When we first began, antique technology was really old … Continue reading

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Tintype Studio Portrait Session April 22nd

Toronto. I received an email today from the folks at the Tintype Studio here in Toronto telling me about their Portrait session coming up on the 22nd of April. The tintype is a durable process famous for its low cost and ability … Continue reading

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Tintype Studio Portrait Session

Toronto. The folks at the Tintype Studio are holding a special portrait session on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at their downtown studio 141 Spadina Ave in Toronto. The folks at the Studio visited us three years ago on Feb 20, … Continue reading

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Tintype Portraits in Toronto

Toronto. Horst Herget is a Toronto photographer specializing in photography for Healthcare and Educational Institutions. His web site gives you an idea of his current portfolio. One aspect of his work is to create unusual portraits – Horst is one of … Continue reading

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