Tag Archives: darkroom

at it again

Toronto. If you get over London (Ontario) way this fall, Maureen and Ron are holding their “London Vintage Camera Show” on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at their new venue. You can click on their web site for more information. My thanks … Continue reading

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our spring fair is this month – June 11, 2022

Toronto. Our PHSC Spring Fair is a go! NEW DAY – NEW LOCATION.

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PHSC News newsletter for March 2022

Toronto. The FED II shown here is from the right top of page 1 in this month’s PHSC News newsletter. The FED was a Ukrainian copy of an early Leica camera, converted to interchangeable lenses. What do you know? It’s … Continue reading

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no tanks

Toronto. Popular Mechanics often ran short ‘filler’ articles which were interesting and seemed to be practical to the frugal but of  little value. Typical is this darkroom article from the April, 1941 issue on a way to increase productivity when … Continue reading

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photographic ideas that fizzled

Toronto. In 1939, some people disliked photographic darkrooms because they were ummm – dark. So somebody came up with contact print paper with a built-in orange filter and a special ‘flexible frame’. As a filler, Popular Mechanics published a small … Continue reading

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the alpha and the omega of enlarging

Toronto. I first enlarged negatives when in high school. A few years later in Northern Quebec I bought my first enlarger – a very cheap affair labelled as a Federal. The small town I was in had only contact printing … Continue reading

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a film darkroom really can be green

Toronto. The great editor of our favourite magazine, Rita Godlevskis of PhotoEd, is thrilled to announce a ZOOM presentation this Wednesday coming (November 3rd). Rita says in part, “We’re gettn’ ready for our event next week and we’re really excited … Continue reading

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the buzz on filters

Toronto. We have it so easy today! The digital camera or smart phone sets the white balance; black and white is a ‘special effect’ etc. In the days of film, especially orthochromatic, filters were essential accessories. Dr Hans Clauss and … Continue reading

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fall Swap meet in Vancouver this October 17th

Toronto. Our friend from out west in Vancouver sent me an email the other day. Tonchi Martinic  writes, “After all this time of this COVID crisis, I am happy to tell you that I am going to have the Vancouver … Continue reading

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… under the sun.

Toronto. I grew up with the King James version of the Bible. Ecclesiastes 1:9 says in part, “… there is no new thing under the sun.”. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago when our indoor Fall Fair … Continue reading

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