Tag Archives: photography

she’s baaack!

Toronto. I did a post back on June 2nd noting that the iconic Sunday Antique Market in St Lawrence Hall was closing. I saw in the November 10 Etobicoke Guardian (the local free rag) that Marlene Cook was reopening her … Continue reading

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some say film …

Toronto. … others say analog (or analogue). But whatever you call the old emulsion and liquid chemistry-based photography, the prints have a certain je ne sais quoi charm and look about them. Our favourite editor, Rita Godlevskis, at PhotoEd sent me a … Continue reading

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far out, man!

Toronto. Shades of Cheech and Chong! NASA has posted the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope shot up in space. The name of the Space Telescope remains controversial.  It was carried by a space vehicle shot up in … Continue reading

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in pursuit of colour

Toronto. A Happy July 4th to our American friends! Here’s to a super year down south! Colour photography is an interesting  topic. Those of us who form the smart phone brigade, are used to colour as a norm and black … Continue reading

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April 29, 2022 ESHPh-PHSC Presentation

Toronto. The PHSC and ESHPh present TECHNOLOGIES, EXPEDITIONS, EMPIRES – Three-Colour Photography around 1900. An International ZOOM Symposium this Friday APRIL 29, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT). Hosted by Dr Hanin Hannouch (Vienna) and moderated by Sarah … Continue reading

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February 16, 2022 Presentation via ZOOM

Join us at 8pm on the 16th of February via ZOOM to see and hear Dr Slobogin on “Percy Hennell’s Surgical and Nationalist Colour Photography, 1940-1948”. The poster below was designed for our February PHSC News. It states, “Dr Slobogin … Continue reading

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in the days before CAD

Toronto. Computer Aided Design (CAD) made huge changes in how products were manufactured.  Before CAD, photography stepped in to speed up aircraft production. This article from the February 1941 edition of Popular Mechanic explained how a giant camera and projector … Continue reading

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light up the night

Toronto. Photography played a key roll in WW2. High flying aircraft with aerial cameras mapped the ground searching for enemy troops and armaments. A bright idea, tested over upper NY State, was the ‘light bomb’ described in this January 1941 … Continue reading

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when I grow too old to dream …

Toronto. … I’ll have you to remember. Or so the song says. To try for memory beyond a generation or two, people relied on a photograph – then and now! George, like anyone with a curiosity – and access to … 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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