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a normal spring (we hope) with auctions and shows

Toronto. Well things SEEM to be looking up these days. The folks across the lake in Columbus, Ohio have announced the first camera auction in a while. OCCS Annual Auction May 6, 2022 from 1-6PM Preview Starts at Noon Northwest Masonic … Continue reading

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PHSC News newsletter for February 2022

Toronto. The Kiev 88 shown here is from the right top of page 1 in this month’s PHSC News newsletter. This rather poor copy of a Hasselblad was favoured byHelena Mayans who is featured on page 1. Well, here we … Continue reading

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the woman and the car

Toronto. Even as a youth, I looked to my father as the car driver, owner, and mechanic. Mom never learned how to drive – it was considered unladylike.  It was a male oriented world. A woman who drove a car … Continue reading

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down periscope

Toronto. The Corfield Periflex line fulfilled the post-war demand in Britain for  a quality 35mm camera. The cameras copied the old Leica screw mount bodies without a rangefinder or (initially) a viewfinder. Borrowing from the SLR world, a periscope and … Continue reading

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when photography was deadly

Toronto. Have you ever wondered why the historic old movie films were so hard to find? And why archives like the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) preface really old films as “remastered” from pieces found at various other archives? At the … Continue reading

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copy, copy that!

Toronto. In  the early 1900s, some American companies sold fancy copy machines, that relied upon photography, to prosperous companies. Their machines snapped and recorded material directly to photographic paper, which was sometimes developed and fixed automatically. But not everyone could … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Online Fall 2020

Toronto. Rita has another great issue of PhotoEd magazine online. Have a look at all the great portraits and more! And remember, the print edition of PhotoEd is different than the online issue. We heard about the new issue when … Continue reading

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the dark slide of the room

Toronto. Plate holders and later film holders became common in the later 1800s and early 1900s to protect sensitized emulsions from unexpected exposure to light. These clever gadgets, which came with a dark slide that could be removed for exposure … Continue reading

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not this year

Toronto. More impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. Anne Quémy of France writes, “Hello, I am very sorry to announce the cancellation of the 57th Bièvres International Photo Fair due to the global health situation caused by the Covid-19. “We look forward … Continue reading

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more cancellations from COVID-19 cautions.

Toronto. Steven Evans writes, ” I am very disappointed to tell you that in light of the on-going COVID-19 crisis, the opening reception and open house for my exhibition  — de Pedra — scheduled for March 19th, 21st and 22nd are cancelled. … Continue reading

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