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you know the end is near when …

Toronto. All good things must come to an end as they say. And that is the case for the compact digital camera industry. I have been saying as much for a while now. The WCPHA said the same way back … Continue reading

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hey! Big Shot!

Toronto. The term ¬†“Big Shot” meant someone of importance in business or politics. However, when I was young we used it as a derogatory term for someone who was puffed up by his self perceived importance. In this April 30, … Continue reading

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FIPP 2010-2019

Toronto. Sad news from Freemantle, Australia last week. The Freemantle International Portrait Prize (FIPP) has been discontinued. The originators wrote, “All good things must come to an end. The FIPP Committee recently decided that FIPP 2019 would be our last; … Continue reading

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ya gotta light, mister

Toronto. For decades photographic studios were the epitome of Photographic businesses. In reality, the studios usually cranked out technically sound portraits using a tried and true combination of lighting including facial lights for modelling the features, background lights to illuminate … Continue reading

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now just a minute!

Toronto. Do you remember as a kid at a small town fair or big city mall taking a black and white¬†photo strip of you and your friends behind a curtain in a phone booth like box? The strip popped out … Continue reading

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that’s how the light gets in – II

Toronto. When the Daguerreotype process was announced in January 1839, it was so slow that only still life and landscape views could be recorded. The news of the process speed resulted in a two direction thrust: chemically, to enhance the … Continue reading

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PhotoEd Online Fall 2020

Toronto. Rita has another great issue of PhotoEd magazine online. Have a look at all the great portraits and more! And remember, the print edition of PhotoEd is different than the online issue. We heard about the new issue when … Continue reading

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How to Take a Good Portrait Photo

Toronto. Another great article appeared recently in the blog “How-To Geek” This article, “How to Take a Good Portrait Photo was written by Harry Guinness (he updated the article August 18th). Harry’s advice is just as solid today as it … Continue reading

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taking the red-eye out

Toronto. When we hear that phrase today, we think the speaker is flying over-night to the coast to wake up bleary eyed and fuzzy for breakfast thousands of miles from home But that wasn’t always so. In the 1950s, colour … Continue reading

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spot on

Toronto. One big difference between amateur photographs, and those made by professionals and advanced amateurs, was illumination. Indoors, the professional went to great lengths to illuminate his subject bringing out the nuances of its very existence whether a human, an … Continue reading

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