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a bridge too far …

Toronto. The other day, George Dunbar sent me an article on the Lethbridge, Alberta ‘High Level Bridge’ over the ‘Oldman River Valley’. The article is illustrated with a photo by the late Toronto photographer Jane Hinton (1936-2020). Some of Ms … Continue reading

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some say film …

Toronto. … others say analog (or analogue). But whatever you call the old emulsion and liquid chemistry-based photography, the prints have a certain je ne sais quoi charm and look about them. Our favourite editor, Rita Godlevskis, at PhotoEd sent me a … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Vol 47-4

Toronto. This is our second issue by interim editors, David Bridge and Louise Freyburger who ably stepped up to the challenge of producing the journal after we lost our previous editor, the late Bob Lansdale, last summer. Members WITH an … Continue reading

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we are all amateurs in something

Toronto. In the 1960s, my physics professor, Dr S___ came in one Monday morning with a very raspy voice. Being unfamiliar with alcohol, hangover remedies, or over the counter medication, he had picked up some Bromo-Seltzer tablets to ease a … Continue reading

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scoring in the frozen north

Toronto. Brrrr, it was real cold in 1905. Up in Dawson City, the guys put down their sticks and stopped flinging the rubber disk around long enough to let a local snap-shooter take this group photograph. David Shribman, published it … Continue reading

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PHSC News newsletter for November 2021

Toronto. At right top of page 1 in November’s PHSC News newsletter is the famous Minolta CLE. The camera design was also badged as a Leica CL. Leica justified the difference in retail price as the result of a more … Continue reading

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how to make good pictures in 1936

Toronto. 1936, what a great year! Mind you, I wasn’t around back then, but my dad upgraded his picture taking skills to a Kodak Junior Six-20. Kodak had reached the pinnacle of the photographic industry by mid last century – … Continue reading

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something else we no longer need …

Toronto. Photographs taken with any metal/glass/film based positive process have to be retaken or duplicated to make an added copies. Those of us who embraced the digital era have no need for such things – the digital process creates a … Continue reading

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introducing a photographer to minicams in 1938

Toronto. When Leitz announced the Leica mid 1920s, most photographers used larger cameras and rarely needed to enlarge their negatives. In 1926, the German government arranged for Zeiss to form the mighty Zeiss-Ikon conglomerate in Dresden to rationalize the German … Continue reading

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monochrome memories

Toronto. Snapshots are a visual family history. Without them we have no way to tell how our ancestors looked, worked, partied, vacationed, lived, etc. Or what pets and possessions were special to them. The late Brian Coe knew this when … Continue reading

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