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a boatload of testosterone

Toronto.  Our past president and friend Les Jones sent me this interesting photograph from the Rare Historical Photos website showing American troops arriving home on the Queen Elizabeth. Les is both a sports photographer and an author. I had an … Continue reading

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a sharper kind of light

Toronto. Photography demands light, but so do other optical devices such as light microscopes. The resolution limit of light microscopes has usually been the light itself, forcing a transition to other devices such as an electron microscope if increased resolution … Continue reading

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camera boy

Toronto. My good friend and fellow PHSC alumni, George Dunbar spotted this interesting web site and the sample German stereo card added by John Robertson of the UK back on January 18th of this year (2021). Browse the interesting links … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Supplement 2-3 (April 2021)

Toronto. The PHSA’s  Northlight appears once again in our special members-only supplement, this time its first two issues from 1974. As a member of the PHSC, you received this supplement Friday, the 9th of April. Vol 2-3 was sent out last … Continue reading

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the third wave

Toronto. Shades of Alvin Toffler! Medical folk around the world are predicting a third wave of COVID-19 in spite of the vaccines.  The virus now has many variants that are more contagious and deadly. The debate seems to be whether … 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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enough already!

Toronto. Do you remember the days of photograph contests? Pictures were snapped on film, prints carefully made, and the hopeful shutter-bug mailed his/her pride and joy(s) to an address for assessment by a professional photographer – or a committee of … Continue reading

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metal detectors and photography

Toronto. You may think metal detectors and photography have little in common but sometimes they do! When I was young, I saw pictures of people using war surplus metal detectors to find “buried treasure” – usually a few coins and … Continue reading

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the gang’s all here

Toronto. When Kodak invented their first camera and began marketing it in 1888, for the first time amateurs could take snaps on a roll film and send them elsewhere for processing. In this case sending the exposed film still in … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Winter 2020/21

Toronto. It’s all there in black and white: the latest edition of PhotoEd magazine featuring beautiful B&W photographs. Haven’t seen it yet? Well, for pity’s sake BUY a subscription! Just go to this site and sign up now. We thank … Continue reading

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