Tag Archives: Digital

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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spring bloomers, spring roomers

Toronto. Isn’t it great? Spring is here! Flowers! Grass! Bugs! Sunshine and showers! Kodak moments one and all. And of course rumours. Digital technology has had an horrific impact on the photographic industry. The landscape is littered with dead corporations … Continue reading

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it doesn’t matter anymore

Toronto. In the early days of digital photography, the size of the sensor was very important. The larger the sensor, the lower the noise and the higher the sensitivity. This led to compact digital cameras and then digital SLR cameras … Continue reading

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photos submitted for prestige

Toronto. PHSC president and my good friend Clint Hryhorijiw passed along this note from recent panellist Nicole Plaskett of the Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (CHPF). Nicole writes, “I was speaking to Clint last week and let him know that CHPF … Continue reading

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a land far, far, away …

Toronto. Star Wars, anyone? It was exciting news last Thursday when the rover Perseverance landed on Mars as planned. Both my wife and I watched the event on television that afternoon. One of the first things the rover did was … Continue reading

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ya gotta light, mister

Toronto. For decades photographic studios were the epitome of Photographic businesses. In reality, the studios usually cranked out technically sound portraits using a tried and true combination of lighting including facial lights for modelling the features, background lights to illuminate … Continue reading

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what’s in YOUR collection?

Toronto. When the PHSC was established back in 1974 the majority of members were camera (and lens) collectors. While many collectors had an eclectic taste, others collected by maker (eg. Leica, Zeiss, Ernemann, Kodak, etc.), or by date or price … Continue reading

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Alice is at it again

Toronto. After film’s popularity surged in 1880 with the famous Kodak camera, the race was on to increase its detail (resolution) and speed. By the time film faded from popular use, both resolution and speed had increased significantly. A friend … Continue reading

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sand in the works

Toronto. The digital revolution is driven by sand. Silicon is nothing more than reconstituted sand, after all. We in photography are all too aware of the severe impact digital has had on our industry. Film, chemicals, darkrooms, traditional cameras, lighting … Continue reading

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