Tag Archives: 3D

before there was Virtual Reality ….

Toronto.  … there was Stereo. After all, Virtual Reality (VR) is just Stereo on steroids – i.e. interactive video in stereo. Modern day VR is experimenting with various techniques such as projecting directly on the human retina. In the PHSC, … Continue reading

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a penny for your thoughts …

Toronto. We have all tossed a quarter into those  clever ‘slot’ machines in arcades or other amusement areas to see a series of stills. In this article from the April 1941 issue of Popular Mechanics is a suggestion to use … Continue reading

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Polarization is good for photography

Toronto. … but not so good politically. In the days of film, one of the tools available to the photographer was a polarizing filter. Judicious use of the filter could improve contrast and colour saturation by removing reflections from smooth … Continue reading

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view view master master ad ad

Toronto. January 1959. The USA was digging into the space race and to capitalize on it, View-Master offered a special deal for a viewer and seven photos of a Vanguard Rocket being launched in Florida at Cape Canaveral plus three … Continue reading

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the charm of 3D for kids

Toronto. My wife had a View-Master and light source and reels when she was little down in New Toronto. A few years later this ad appeared on page 58 of the January 17th, 1955 issue of LIFE magazine. The charm … Continue reading

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you do remember movies, don’t you?

Toronto. In 1922 Europe, a French company developed a home projector to show copies of commercial 35mm movies at home in a new format called 9.5mm. Shortly after their projectors retailed, Pathé introduced a companion movie camera using the same standard. … Continue reading

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1956 and stereo is rising again

Toronto. In the 1950s, stereo made one of its periodic rises to the conscious mind of the common man. Books. cameras, attachments and movies touted the impressive 3D imagery. I remember seeing a 3D movie one Sunday starring Vincent Price … Continue reading

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double your pleasure …

Toronto. Fellow member George Dunbar came up with this period advertisement for the Iloca Stereo camera (version 1) from a January 1951 Popular Photography magazine ad.  You may be more familiar with one of the camera’s aliases, the Realist, or … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 years of Canadian Photo History

NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, June 21, 2017 About a half dozen speakers: Celebrating One-Five-Oh! Our promotions editor Sonja Pushchak said it best: “Join us for Victorian cupcakes and the sort of coffee Sir John A. used to drizzle on his whiskey. … Continue reading

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NSA Summer Convention

Toronto. My friend Bob Wilson, our resident authority on stereo, Sent me a note a few days ago regarding the National Stereographic Association (NSA). Its convention will be held this coming August in Irvine California on August 8 – 17, 2017. … Continue reading

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