Tag Archives: Photographs

fairy tales

Toronto. … or don’t believe all you see … People believed photographs captured ‘real’ events. Many viewers had no idea that double exposures and other manipulations could be done to hoodwink the gullible. Those tormented souls of last century or … Continue reading

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The Amateur Photographer et al

Toronto. Post WW2 we became very American-centric whereas we focused on Britain prewar and during the war years. Many of our books and nearly all magazines come from the States today and we seem to have forgotten the wealth of … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana Vol 47-1

Toronto. Our editor is at it again – its been a bit windy and soggy here in the big smoke. Bob Lansdale had this issue nearly ready weeks ago and has 47-2 well underway! Yesterday, members WITH an email address received … Continue reading

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picture perfect – Thaddeus Holownia book

Toronto.  I had an email from PHSC president Clint Hryhorijiw the other day. The email contained a link to this book release on a site called, “BK On The Scene“. The book post was dated April 21st of this year … Continue reading

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a CHPF off the old block

Toronto. Back on March 22, 2021, I did a post on the CHPF photo contest. Tusday afternoon I heard directly from Nicole Plaskett on a new on line image facility. Nicole writes, “The Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (CHPF) is excited … Continue reading

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capturing the essence …

Toronto. What is the difference between a good photographer and a great one? In my opinion it is the ability to take a person’s portrait and capture the essence of the person. Bob Lansdale is one such photographer. Much of … Continue reading

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PHSC News for March 2021 (Vol 20-09)

Toronto. At right top of page 1 in this issue is the FLIR Scout TK camera – digital technology with a twist! This tiny digital device records the thermal image of the viewed scene! As the third month of 2021 … 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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fakin’ it for profit

Toronto. You may have noticed that when any communication channel, article, etc. falls markedly in cost, the con artists and spammers leap in to make a profit. In the USA, when postage was cheap, con artists could afford to swamp … Continue reading

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flowers in the attic

Toronto. We often (at least I do) think about discovering historic artifacts during renovations, This happened just south of here at Geneva NY. Lawyer David Whitcomb discovered an old photographic studio during renovations to a commercial building he planned to … Continue reading

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