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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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a rip van winkle photograph

Toronto. Shades of pinhole photography! Madeleine Muzdakis wrote this article for “Modern Met” on December 15, 2020. The article, “University Discovers Photo With 8-Year-Long Exposure That Was Taken With a Beer Can“, describes the technique used. The article begins, “The London 2012 … Continue reading

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Toronto. Mid last century was the golden era of photography. The processes were getting better, cameras were becoming more ergonomic and precise, and technical and coffee table books were offered in wild profusion. Capitalizing on this renaissance was focal press … Continue reading

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incident light readings

Toronto. I wrap up this series of posts on hand held meters with the famous Norwood Director imported in the States by American Bolex (and later Director Products). Thanks again to George Dunbar for this April 1948 ad from Popular … Continue reading

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a missed opportunity

Toronto. When it burst on the scene in the early 1960s, the Gossen Lunasix (Luna-Pro over here) solved the problem of low light readings. Using the recently released Cadmium Sulphide (CdS) photo cell, the meter was both accurate and sensitive. … Continue reading

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