Tag Archives: color

to colour or not to colour – that is the question

Toronto. Now-a-days most photos are taken in colour. Black and white is just one of the ‘special effects’ that can be used. Some apps like Photoshop even let you adjust various colours to be darker or lighter shades of grey. … Continue reading

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getcha daily colour here!

Toronto. The Universal Camera Corporation in the Big Apple (NYC) made many still cameras such as the popular Mercury with the weird circular shutter. They also made movie cameras and projectors. This ad appeared in the August, 1941 issue of … Continue reading

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daylight blues

Toronto. In the mid last century, one could buy daylight or tungsten transparancy (slide) film. The difference was in their white balance. Incandescent bulbs would have a colour balance around 2700 degrees kelvin and a special blue filter on the … Continue reading

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how to introduce a new revolutionary product

Toronto. Leitz, a few years earlier, taught photographers the virtues of an enlarged small negative to introduce their novel little camera with small negatives. Traditionally, much larger cameras were used. The camera size determined the size of the final print … Continue reading

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we owe a lot to the movies

Toronto. In 1932, Hollywood released the first movie shot in Technicolor’s three strip process. The shot here is via TCM and Sony TV and shows Jeanette MacDonald in a scene from the movie “Sweethearts”.  This was the first color film … Continue reading

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silent movies and colour!

Toronto.  I usually think black and white when I think silent movies but it was not so! The movie, “Ben-Hur” released in 1925 was the most expensive silent movie ever made. Much of it was shot “on location” in Rome … Continue reading

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keeping an eye out for colour

Toronto. The earliest photographic processes captured only a monochrome image – usually black and white – of the luminance values of the subject. Over the ensuing decades, many efforts were expended to create natural colour from the effects of light … Continue reading

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a nasty piece of work

Toronto. Seventy six years ago on August 9th, 1945 the Japanese city of Nagasaki woke to a terrible calamity. Around 11:00am, the second Atomic Bomb called “Fat Man” was dropped by the US Airforce, levelling a wide area of the … Continue reading

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an interesting talk on the Lippmann process for colour

Toronto. I signed in on July 21st, a coolish and sunny night, to hear Dr Hanin Hannouch in Berlin, Germany (2am over there when 8pm the evening before here). The event was sold out on Eventbrite, but our Programme Director opened … Continue reading

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what’s a parrot got to do with it?

Toronto. **SOLD OUT** Go to Our new YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3VJdg0aAmo0zjAwhdwwV5Q to see the slides presented tonight (July 21st). Join us [July 21, 2021 at 8 pm] for Dr. Hannouch’s intriguing investigation into the Lippmann process: an early photographic method … Continue reading

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