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PHSC News for May 2021 (Vol 20-11)

Toronto. At right top of page 1 in the PHSC News newsletter is a disposable film camera made by the Candy Camera company for all you die-hard film fans. As our 5th month of 2021 gets underway, our editor, Sonja … Continue reading

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let’s try small …

Toronto. … and aluminum, and made in America, and 35mm film. Sadly nothing worked, and the ‘Classic 35’ came out in 1948 and disappeared. Just another flop, but worth far more today for collectors – if they can find one!. … Continue reading

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wild lights

Toronto. Okay, flash is “the next big thing” and you don’t have a flash socket (pc) or a hot shoe. So what can you do?? Welll, if you are Leitz of Leica fame, you could make a base and flash … Continue reading

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time slicers

Toronto. I often think of a shutter as a means to control speed and illumination. However when the image is framed and the shutter button pushed, it captures on film, a ‘slice of time’ in the subject’s life. I have … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Rita Godlevskis

Toronto.  A Conversation with Rita Godlevskis, Editor and Publisher, PhotoEd Magazine On line MAY 19, 2021 – 7:30 EDT – PHSC May 2021 presentation for Toronto Meeting (virtual) The migration to online consumption of text and the COVID-19 pandemic have had devastating … Continue reading

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Faye Schulman photographer 1920-2021

Toronto. Ms Schulman lived for 101 exciting years. She was born Faigel Lazebnik on Nov. 28, 1919, in Lenin, a Polish town near the Russian border. She died here in Toronto just over a century later. Read about her exciting life … Continue reading

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quirks and quotes

Toronto.  The old bromide “a photo is worth a thousand words” was around when I was a kid. Petapixel built on this theme by offering an article “70 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers” by TAMMY LAMOUREUX back on  MAY 29, 2014. The … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Supplement 2-4 (May 2021)

Toronto. This year, the PHSC sponsored a project by students in the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management Program at Ryerson University. The project will mount an exhibition of images from the Sovfoto Archive at the MacLaren Art Centre at … Continue reading

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engine, engine, number 14

Toronto. We held our 14th ZOOM exec meeting Wednesday evening. And Celio out did himself in arranging this meeting and investigation alternate ZOOM features. The third wave still has Toronto under total lockdown and stay at home status. ALL live … Continue reading

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The Amateur Photographer et al

Toronto. Post WW2 we became very American-centric whereas we focused on Britain prewar and during the war years. Many of our books and nearly all magazines come from the States today and we seem to have forgotten the wealth of … Continue reading

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