Tag Archives: Toronto

the importance of being a photographer

Toronto. The internet, streaming services, and television have a voracious appetite for videos. A century or so ago it was magazines and newspapers with the heavy appetites for still images and drawings. Any time before 1839, your ancestor had to … Continue reading

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take a shot for t-dot

Toronto. Mike Simpson over at Tdot in the GTA sends this note along about a photo contest ¬†held from May 15 to July 1 of this year (2020). If you like to show off your photos, then consider entering this … 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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the big picture

Toronto. As executives, we were often told to consider “the big picture”. Well, in the first half of the last century, that was more than buzzwords! In the day, panorama photos were popular as a means to take groups – … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Period

Toronto. Those of us who lust after Notman photos will welcome this book of the studio’s selected images from 1856-1915. Details for many Notman photographs reside in the McCord museum on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal, across from McGill University. The … Continue reading

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come a little bit closer II

Toronto. ¬†… to paraphrase Jay and the Americans back in 1964, but I don’t think the band had the Turofsky’s in mind.Previously, I mentioned Marty Robins and this line… We tend to Google for information on photography and cameras. While … Continue reading

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Wild Exposures – Tracey Dyer

Toronto. Toronto wild life photographer Tracey Dyer has her latest exhibition at Studio 888 out in the east end at 2359 Queen St East, Toronto. The exhibition runs from April 25th through Mother’s Day, May 12th. Featured are iconic photographs … Continue reading

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Hot-Docs! Hot-Docs! Get yur Hot-Docs here!

Toronto. Toronto is hosting the Hot Docs festival once again and our friends at PhotoED invite you to see this bio-doc of the American street photographer Garry Winogand: “All Things Are Photographable“. Screening is Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 506 … Continue reading

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Al Gilbert 96

Toronto. My thanks to editor Bob Lansdale for his efforts to track down details of the late Al Gilbert. Al died early this year at the age of 96. Canada’s leading portrait photographer, his studio is in Toronto. Bob Lansdale … Continue reading

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whatever happened to Press King and its maker?

Toronto. At last month’s meeting – our annual Show and Tell – one of our members brought along his vintage Press King. The 4×5 camera has a Kalart rangefinder mounted on the side and a leaf shutter and lens on … Continue reading

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