Category Archives: photos

midnight on main

Toronto. Daniel Freeman of the UK is a photographer who enjoys taking night scenes. He writes, “Fascinated by the way the world appears at night, I am drawn by a compulsion to photograph in the times when everything is at its … Continue reading

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Wow! That’s BIG

Toronto. A massive JPEG called ‘The First 5000 Days‘  was recently auctioned at Christie’s. The image was a collage of the daily posts made by the artist ‘Beeple‘ since the year 2007. The collage sold for $69 Million US. What … Continue reading

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priceless memories

Toronto. If you (god forbid) are ever in a fire or other disaster that destroys your home, what would you save? Jewellery? Clothes? Possessions? Family photos? An article on BBC News by Celia Hatton called ‘The memory hunters‘ relates what … Continue reading

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to crop or not to crop – that is the question

Toronto. And another apology to Will for this riff on his famous line in act III of Hamlet. When I first bought a 35mm camera, I soaked up as much then current wisdom as possible. I was told to move … Continue reading

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what the heck is an Eholt?

Toronto. Well, as it turns out, Eholt is a ghost town miles east of Vancouver in BC. The little railway town was founded in the late 1800s. It survived until 1948, when the local post office closed, leaving the last … Continue reading

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take your time …

Toronto. … as my mother used to say when she felt that I was dragging my heels. But sometimes taking your time is beneficial. Photographic media are sensitive to the volume of visible light hitting the sensitive surface. Traditionally two … Continue reading

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the world as seen by Inge Morath

Toronto. Inge Morath was an Austrian-American photographer. At the time of her second marriage (to American playwright Arthur Miller), she emigrated to the States. Her work was featured in the TIME–LIFE Photography series in the late 1960s, early 1970s. Inge … Continue reading

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How to Take a Good Portrait Photo

Toronto. Another great article appeared recently in the blog “How-To Geek” This article, “How to Take a Good Portrait Photo was written by Harry Guinness (he updated the article August 18th). Harry’s advice is just as solid today as it … Continue reading

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focus magic

Toronto. A reoccurring problem with photos whether taken with film and scanned or with digital cameras is blur due to either camera motion or being slightly out of focus. Many imaging applications try to fix this issue, usually via the … Continue reading

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