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what ever happened to …

Toronto. As you browse the old photos at our fairs, do you ever wonder what happened to the people you see? The image at left is from a dry plate I bought some years ago at one of our fairs … Continue reading

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Triumph of the Image

Toronto. My good friend, George Dunbar, recently dropped me a line mentioning a NY Times article about at a Museum in Belgium. The article, titled, “Triumph of the Image” is an archived writing by Luc Sante. George writes, ”  A … Continue reading

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June Bug

Toronto. Entomology is the science of bugs. An offshoot of photography is close-up shots of bugs and bug parts for books, magazines, education, study, etc. Each spring we experience white grubs just below the surface. Skunks consider them delicacies and … Continue reading

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not waiting for Godot …

Toronto. … but waiting for the PHSC Spring Fair. With apologies to Sam Beckett. Now our Spring Auction is over you have another chance to add to your personal collection/user gear (or both). Collectors and users alike are welcome at … Continue reading

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what a shot!

Toronto. Attention all image collectors: Michael Lehr at ML Antiques is auctioning off a collection of old photos, mainly American. Visit his MailChimp notice here for more details. The cut line for the photograph at left says, “Western Charm: Immerse … Continue reading

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exciting to now and future viewers

Toronto. Past president Les Jones recently dropped me an email showing this link on Bored Panda titled, “50 Interesting Historical Photos That Might Change Your Perspective On The Past“. The photos are accompanied with a text commentary and date. Take … Continue reading

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pictures don’t lie … yeah, right

Toronto. When I was a kid, my mother, looking at a  newspaper photo often said, “cameras don’t lie”.  Once I grew up and learned photography seriously, I realized ‘double’ exposures in a camera or darkroom with some skill could indeed … Continue reading

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April showers …

Toronto. … bring May flowers … as the old saying goes. A few posts back I mentioned that inclement weather can improve landscape/cityscape photos. Witness the famous jumping man shot by Cartier-Bresson, or the mood set in various ‘film noir’ … Continue reading

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keep to the right now, ma

Toronto. When Canada was established in 1867,  the automobile did not exist. By the time it came into being, Quebec had followed France in driving to the right. Ontario elected to follow suit to be in line with its neighbouring … Continue reading

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in transit

Toronto. Many members collect photographs. Amongst the collections will be photographs of the various means of transport. The example shown here is a snap shot of a car printed in July 1937 according to the mask. Take a look amongst … Continue reading

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