Tag Archives: color

fond memories

Toronto. George Dunbar recently sent me an email regarding this Kodak ad in the April, 1956 issue of Popular Mechanics. It brought back many memories. I used all the films noted at one time or another. As far as I … Continue reading

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sweet!

Toronto. The January 1956 ad for Graflex in Popular Mechanics magazine was typical of the photography ads of the time. The ad touted Graflex products as ideal for colour images. Not mentioned was that colour transparencies and electronic flash were … Continue reading

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baby steps

Toronto. Photographers often choose to specialize. One such specialty is child photography – especially photos of new borns for the parents. Many photographers and studios cater to the baby set, offering special deals to mothers and fathers, of the newly … Continue reading

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transparent history

Toronto. We think of history as the distant past. Not necessarily so. Slides, or colour transparencies taken by amateurs can sometimes be an historic record beyond the intended audience of the immediate family. The slide here shows a hilly street … Continue reading

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a light purple cast

Toronto. In the days of colour films we used the correct transparency film or adjusted filters while making colour prints from colour negatives to attempt to get the correct (neutral) white balance. When digital images and tools like Photoshop came … Continue reading

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a colourful projection 

Toronto. Most of you don’t remember seeing colour slides let alone colour projectors. I used to buy the Kodak frames to hold self-developed 35mm transparencies by Agfa (colour slides) in those pre-carousel days. A household  iron sealed the each Kodak … Continue reading

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low contrast 16mm colour in 1962

Toronto. Those of you who grew up with or use film know that the faster the film the lower the contrast. My first venture in colour was with Kodachrome when it was ASA 10. Hence it produced inky black shadows … Continue reading

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what goes around …

Toronto. … comes around. Or so the old saying goes. And to prove a point, the November, 1939 issue of Popular Mechanics carried this article about an unnamed American ‘inventor’ who came up with the idea of a circular film, … Continue reading

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in pursuit of colour

Toronto. A Happy July 4th to our American friends! Here’s to a super year down south! Colour photography is an interesting  topic. Those of us who form the smart phone brigade, are used to colour as a norm and black … Continue reading

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a flash in the (colour) pan

Toronto. Did ya ever hear about Multicolor? It was just a flash in the pan – on market in 1929 and dead in 1932. In those days, colour sequences were EXPENSIVE so movies were mainly shot in B&W with short … Continue reading

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