Tag Archives: photography

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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have you ever heard of typologies?

Toronto. Rita Godlevskis is just a wealth of ideas, keeping  PhotoED both current and interesting with her savvy and creativity! The latest issue (Winter 2021/2022) is on the newsstands and in the mail. And there is that word again ‘TYPOLOGIES’ … Continue reading

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scoring in the frozen north

Toronto. Brrrr, it was real cold in 1905. Up in Dawson City, the guys put down their sticks and stopped flinging the rubber disk around long enough to let a local snap-shooter take this group photograph. David Shribman, published it … Continue reading

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the value of photography to history

Toronto. As we sit back in our easy chair and view a colour video clip of a catastrophe (from nature, man,  or war) on the other side of the globe, we seldom think about the impact photography has had on … Continue reading

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genealogy and photography

Toronto. Have you ever wondered about your ancestors? The American company  Ancestry (with the Canadian link shown here), does a wonderful job of indexing an astonishing number of genealogical databases. Before Ancestry, one had to visit city directories, or government … Continue reading

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