Tag Archives: Digital

no wonder compact digital cameras disappeared

Toronto. The other day, Carol and I decided to trade in our ancient Samsung smartphone. We opted for a cheap cell phone and an equally cheap plan. One of the cheaper phones was the Samsung A32 5g model. It was … Continue reading

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going ’round the bend

Toronto. This digital image was recently posted to instagram and shows a ‘selfie’ taken by someone hanging onto the back of a TTC Subway train.  Very dangerous! The photographer could have fallen on the third rail or fallen and been … Continue reading

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get outta Dodge …

Toronto. … or burn! Photographers of a certain age will recognize these two words as darkroom techniques to compensate for faulty camera exposure, wrong paper grade, or to add some pizzazz to a print. There is a video here that … Continue reading

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Trunk Sale, this Sunday, August 22, 2021

Toronto. Our Annual Outdoor Trunk Sale at Trident Hall is this Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 8am until Noon. Customers free admission. Vendors pay a small fee – call Clint (see post) to reserve a spot! Need more information? Email … Continue reading

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Trunk Sale August 22, 2021

Our Annual Outdoor Trunk Sale at Trident Hall is on Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 8am until Noon. Vendors – call Clint (see poster below) to reserve a spot! Need more information? Email fair@phsc.ca or info@phsc.ca! Use this old  map … Continue reading

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run silent, run deep

Toronto. Did you think this post was another subs and photos post? Nope, the deep in this case is Deep Fake – a term that introduces the nasty side of this new world of ours – you can’t take anything … Continue reading

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slipping into history

Toronto. Post war, nomograms were great marketing tools. Arel, Inc. of St. Louis took it a step further creating an actual slide-rule, not with the traditional A, B, C, D, etc. scales but with calculation scales of interest to serious … Continue reading

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one camera’s wide angle …

Toronto. … is another camera’s telephoto. Did you ever wonder why the tiny smart phone camera has an equivalent 35mm camera size? For example my iPod Touch camera has a 3.3mm, f/2.8 lens but images it takes are considered to … Continue reading

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some thoughts on contrast

Toronto. The other day as I watched a 1938 movie with Boyer and Lamarr, I got to thinking about contrast. The movie I watched was a dark, contrasty,  flick called ‘Algiers’. Some scenes had inky black shadows, others nearly washed-out … Continue reading

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future history

Toronto. The title of this post may sound like an oxymoron but it isn’t. The American agency, NASA, successfully landed an explorer and a tiny helicopter (drone) on Mars a few weeks ago. The helicopter, Ingenuity by name, has a camera … Continue reading

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