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at yer Beck and call …

Toronto. You may have come across a British camera called a Cornex or one by Houghton’s called a British Ensign. Both camera lines were made by a microscope manufacturer on Cornhill Street in London, England. It was not uncommon for … Continue reading

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no direction home

Toronto. The c1937 sub miniature camera called the Compass is designed in the UK and made in Switzerland. It uses 35 mm film (cut or roll) in a full frame format. The design is the opposite of the 35mm camera … Continue reading

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a far wider point of view

Toronto. Even before Photography there were painted mural panoramas. With the advent of the art of photography various cameras were created to create the super wide angle  panoramas. My mother had a panorama photograph of her and her first sister … Continue reading

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have you read about the father of photography?

Toronto. Browsing books on photography in the 70s and 80s you could find photos of someone in England called Oscar Rejlander (1813-1875). He was born in Sweden (hence his name) but lived most of his life in the UK. You … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery (Makeover Studio) Tour – review

Toronto. At Our June 2018 meeting, Yvette Bessels spoke on her experiences with photo studios using makeovers as a means to create attractive portraits. As befits our program secretary, her talk was a model of how to present to an audience … Continue reading

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outside in and upside down – a camera obscura exhibition down under

Toronto. The earliest known cameras may have been the camera obscura variety. They were often an closed room in an amusement area with a tiny hole or lens on one wall that projected the outdoor scene on the opposite wall … Continue reading

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Library of Birmingham Photography Collections at Risk

Bath, UK. On the letterhead of the RPS,  Professor Elizabeth Edwards, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University and Dr Michael Pritchard, The Royal Photographic Society send an urgent message regarding the imminent demise of the famous Library of Birmingham Photography … Continue reading

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