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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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hello darkness, my old friend

Toronto. Art and Paul may well have sung about night photography sixty years ago with their Sounds of Silence song in 1964. Mid last century film ASA was very slow – in fact a rating of 200 or so was … Continue reading

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smartphone portraits

Toronto. Studios have been disappearing rapidly these days. One possible cause is the ubiquitous smartphone. The example at left was shot with the iPhone XR’s  12 megapixel camera which has a lens equivalent to a 35mm lens but with a … Continue reading

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High Dynamic Range Photography

I received an email from Jennifer Bedford of Cambridge Galleries, just a short drive west of Toronto.  They are offering a course this spring in capture and creation of High Dynamic Range images. The instructor is well known photographer Tom … Continue reading

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