Author Archives: Robert

a new way to direct light

Toronto. Incident or reflected light, that is the question. This advertisement touted a new way to measure light, especially critical in the early days of low sensitivity, somewhat contrasty colour film materials. Instead of reading reflected light values from selected … Continue reading

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a eulogy or two

Toronto. My wife and I recently sat in on two funerals via the modern miracle of video streaming. At both, our president Clint Hryhorijiw spoke very knowledgeably about the effect of our society on the deceased. All too often, we … Continue reading

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it’s a date – don’t be late

Toronto. Home movie cameras were offered before, during, and after WW2. The top end models were the Bolex line from Europe and the Bell and Howell (B&H) line made in Chicago. Cheaper models were made and sold by Kodak. A … Continue reading

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fairy tales

Toronto. … or don’t believe all you see … People believed photographs captured ‘real’ events. Many viewers had no idea that double exposures and other manipulations could be done to hoodwink the gullible. Those tormented souls of last century or … Continue reading

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Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!

Toronto. The history of all countries owes much to the publication in January, 1839 of the two primary photographic processes that produced ‘permanent’ positives. Three years later in 1842, Browning’s poem used here was first published. Prior to 1839, drawings … Continue reading

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Robert Lansdale 1931 – 2021

Toronto. Please note the funeral is tomorrow, Sunday the 25th. For those who can not attend, it will be available via live stream at: http://www.distantlink.com/dlm4.html Password: Arbor2020 The following obituary is courtesy of son Robert: It is with great sadness … Continue reading

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requiem for an editor

Toronto. Our editor, Ryerson Graduate,  and official photographer, the late Bob Lansdale was also an active member of “The Daguerreian Society”. That society offers this tribute, “It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that Robert Lansdale, our distinguished photographer … Continue reading

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what’s a parrot got to do with it?

Toronto. **SOLD OUT** Go to Our new YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3VJdg0aAmo0zjAwhdwwV5Q to see the slides presented tonight (July 21st). Join us [July 21, 2021 at 8 pm] for Dr. Hannouch’s intriguing investigation into the Lippmann process: an early photographic method … Continue reading

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Paulette Michayluk: On Inspiration – review

Toronto. On the chilly evening of June 16, 2021 we went online with ZOOM to hear the latest Toronto speaker. Paulette is a photographer, a podcaster (Defend the Darkroom) and a printer of both digital and specialized photographic processes. Paulette … Continue reading

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taking the measure of light

Toronto. Last century, a professional was able to decide the needed exposure for a printable negative. To be safe, critical shots could be bracketed – a shot taken at both double and half the estimated exposure. Also, with orthochromatic film, … Continue reading

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