Tag Archives: photographer

we have Contact

Toronto. We always appreciate the efforts of our favourite editor, Rita Godlevskis, of PhotoEd. Rita recently sent a notice out of her activities at PhotoEd including a section on this year’s Contact festival sponsored by Scotiabank. I took the liberty … Continue reading

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Canadian female photographer from BC

Toronto. Do you remember Ms Agnes Deans Cameron? No? Well, she was a prominent photographer out west, known for her work as a  “teacher, journalist, explorer, writer, lecturer & photographer”. You can learn more about this wonderful lady at the … Continue reading

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Canada, eh?

Toronto. My good friend, George Dunbar, came across this captivating article by Martha Langford titled “A Short History of Photography, 1900–2000” at my old Alma Mater (well, I attended SGWU which combined a few years later with Loyola to create Concordia University). … Continue reading

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for the birds …

Toronto. Some ideas work; some don’t. In 1942, the third Reich experimented with pigeon photographers according to this article in the September, 1942 issue of Popular Mechanics . Cameras were attached to pigeons and set for automatic operation over a … Continue reading

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a question on some Canadian Photographs

Toronto. I often get interesting emails for the PHSC. For example, Mark Mackave wrote to the PHSC on behalf of his nephew, Cody Mackave about a photograph collection. If you can help Mark, please drop me a line so I … Continue reading

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the tin man

Toronto.  “You can even mail them…” This was a big advantage for tintypes in the days when most ‘likenesses’ were glass encased. Joseph Wyman Brown uses the wet plate process to create authentic modern day tintype portraits. An article by … Continue reading

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photographer Cassio Vasconcellos (Brazil)

Toronto. I received an email the other day from Galerie GADcollection in Paris, announcing an exhibition of works by the Brazilian photographer Cassio Vascocellos. Check out this fine gallery and see what they have that will complement your photo collection. … Continue reading

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fuzzy focus

Toronto. Modern smart phone and digital camera buffs only see fuzzy focus when they move or try using dim lighting or are just too close to the subject. No need to understand photography these days to get correct lighting. Focus … Continue reading

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the way we were

Toronto. In the days of film, shots cost money so the prudent photographer was careful to crop, frame, and expose at just what Cartier- Bresson called, “the decisive moment”.  In this book, “Slow Photography –  Images with Intent” Dennis Minty … Continue reading

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Andrew Wright – November PHSC Talk

Toronto. Ottawa-based professor and photographer Andrew Wright in Conversation. An award-winning  professor of Visual Art in the department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, Wright explores the contradictions between photography’s promises and failures, highlighting the role reproductive technology … Continue reading

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