Tag Archives: black and white

be positive

Toronto. Did you ever wonder how negatives were converted to positive images – where white was white and black was black? The key was to process the negative, then bleach the film rather than fix it (removes only the developed … Continue reading

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the way we were …

Toronto. A popular camera chain, Henry’s, began here in Toronto over a century ago. This May, the chain announced it would be closing a number of stores as it restructured. Then Henry’s head, Andy Stein, spoke with us back in … Continue reading

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pocket boxers – 1903

Toronto. trick photography in films goes back over a century. Take this Pathé home movie film short from 1903 called the pocket boxers. An image of two boxers is superimposed on a pub table top using the dark curtain as … Continue reading

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Toronto. My thanks to George Dunbar for sourcing the delightful Kodak advertisement of May 1947 featured in the May 12th, 1947 issue of that magazine.(Click on the icon at left to see the ad in full.) When I was a … Continue reading

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Ilfobrom Photographic Paper

Toronto. As I learned more about photography I gravitated to Ilford products. The icon at left shows the Ilford Test Strip Holder. To save on the cost of paper and chemistry, it was common practice to do a series of … Continue reading

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Rare (American) Photographs colorized

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me an email yesterday with a link to liveleak,com. The link takes you to a 9 minute video (with music) showing a number of photographs spanning the mid 1800s to mid 1900s. According to the site, … Continue reading

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