Tag Archives: photoshop

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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Charlie Geschke dead at 81

Toronto. You may wonder who the heck this guy was and why his passing merits attention on a photographic history website. Almost everyone above ground and many underground have used his products over the years. Monday, April 19, 2021, I … Continue reading

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what the heck is an Eholt?

Toronto. Well, as it turns out, Eholt is a ghost town miles east of Vancouver in BC. The little railway town was founded in the late 1800s. It survived until 1948, when the local post office closed, leaving the last … Continue reading

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the time has come, the walrus said …

Toronto. When photography first burst forth in 1839, lenses were made by opticians and cameras by them or others. As time progressed, optical houses began to make both cameras and lenses. Some like Zeiss also made lenses for others. By … Continue reading

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Okey-Bokehy

Toronto. A recent post on depth of field prompted a note from my friend George Dunbar along with a photo for a red IBM  Selectric typewriter (remember those machines with the flying golf balls of interchangeable typefaces?). For the ad, … Continue reading

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who needs Photoshop, anyway?

Toronto. A few days back, my friend, George Dunbar, sent me this picture from the Miscellany column, page 96 of the August 18th, 1958 issue of LIFE magazine. The photo shows how careful framing can trick the eye – just … Continue reading

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something’s wrong with this picture

Toronto. Over half a century ago, I was struggling with my black and white prints. They were terrible. I resolved to focus on improving them and eventually did so by matching my negative contrast to the print contrast and choosing … Continue reading

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there is white – and there is white

Toronto. Years ago, black and white processing was a piece of cake. The choice of paper grade determined the basic contrast to match the negative; a wide choice of paper tones and textures could be made; dodging and burning modified … Continue reading

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a&l seminar on using photoshop

Toronto. My thanks to long time PHSC member Laura Jones, of Baldwin Street Gallery fame for this announcement. Jack Gilbert’s father had a famous portrait studio here in the city, now operated by his older brother, Al Gilbert. Jack is well … Continue reading

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Digital still needs a Pro Photographer

Toronto. Kurt Iswarienko in a recent article on PetaPixel discussed the digital darkroom. Basically, the article noted that while moving from chemistry to pixels meant an easier task to transform a shot, it still took a professional photographer to make … Continue reading

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