Author Archives: Robert

more than one way …

Toronto.. … to skin a cat (sorry cat lovers) was an expression when I was a kid. It meant that a problem often had more than one solution. During the Great War (WW1), a Canadian hospital (McGill hospital) was set … Continue reading

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everybody knows …

Toronto. One of my favourite singers, song writers and poets is the late Leonard Cohen. Shortly before his death, I attended one of his concerts here in Toronto (I have the two disk CD). Prior to that I saw him … Continue reading

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the BIG ONE is back – Sat Oct 1, 2022

Toronto. Remember the excitement you felt attending a PHSC fair each fall? Good news! We are back again in person. The fall Photographica-fair is once again at the TRIDENT  HALL (Evans and Islington, South East corner). It is now on … Continue reading

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winging it

Toronto. This month we meet in person at the PHSC monthly meeting – that’s the good news! However, we are meeting at a NEW VENUE on a NEW DATE and a NEW TIME this month only! We are meeting at … Continue reading

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when we were young …

Toronto. The society began life in the fall of 1974. A perennial goal was a camera fair where collectors could buy sand sell cameras, lenses, photos, books, etc to add to their collections. In the early years we chose various … Continue reading

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fit for a Queen …

Toronto. We were all sorry to learn of the death of Queen Elizabeth II recently. Television offered numerous programs about the Queen, her history, and her state funeral. In one program we learned of her favourite past times. I found … Continue reading

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the way we were

Toronto. Photography changed the way we look at the world and ourselves for ever. Today the smartphone bunch knock off stills and videos galore. When photography began, it took skill and patience to ‘create’ a likeness of the scene in … Continue reading

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shooting stars

Toronto. Nawww, this ain’t about astronomy! It’s about a CTV news clip on George  Pimental of Toronto. George is a photographer here in the west end. He hit the news on CTV  recently because he is noted for photographing famous … Continue reading

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face of the future

Toronto. Today, with smartphones de rigueur,  we take television and videos for granted. It wasn’t always so. In 1926, the Scottish inventor, John Baird held a demonstration for the media in London, England. Baird demonstrated, “the first workable system of … Continue reading

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jazzing things up …

Toronto. Any of you who also like jazz are familiar with Gene Krupa. In a brief video by the Morgan Library and Museum in New Zealand, Joel Smith, explains why three action portraits of people in the public eye capture … Continue reading

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