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blinding me with flash bulbs

Toronto. In the 1800s, efforts to use photography and its very slow media under poor lighting (i.e. less than full sunlight) resulted in the invention of flash powder ignited in a long narrow tray held high(ish) by the photographer. As … Continue reading

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blinding me with flash

Toronto. In the early years of photography, it took daylight to create an image. The processes of the day were far too insensitive for gas light, and later electric light to be of practical use. In the mid to late … Continue reading

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