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a flash in the (colour) pan

Toronto. Did ya ever hear about Multicolor? It was just a flash in the pan – on market in 1929 and dead in 1932. In those days, colour sequences were EXPENSIVE so movies were mainly shot in B&W with short … Continue reading

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the tin man

Toronto.  “You can even mail them…” This was a big advantage for tintypes in the days when most ‘likenesses’ were glass encased. Joseph Wyman Brown uses the wet plate process to create authentic modern day tintype portraits. An article by … Continue reading

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an interesting talk on the Lippmann process for colour

Toronto. I signed in on July 21st, a coolish and sunny night, to hear Dr Hanin Hannouch in Berlin, Germany (2am over there when 8pm the evening before here). The event was sold out on Eventbrite, but our Programme Director opened … Continue reading

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wishful thinking …

Toronto. When Edwin Land announced the famous Polaroid Land system a few years after the war, dealers had difficulty keeping the “picture-in-a-minute” cameras and film in stock.  By the time this ad showed up, the Polaroid system was down to … Continue reading

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the next generation?

Toronto. Trekkies everywhere will recognize this famous inter-galactic spaceship. When the art of photography was announced in January, 1839, it too was revolutionary: Two different processes were announced – one in France; one in England. Both were monochromatic,  dead slow, … Continue reading

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Analog to Digital

Toronto. It is popular today to describe the old silver-based chemical processes we grew up with as “analog”. Photographer Tony Pickard in the fall 2016 issue of PhotoEd magazine wrote an article on converting and storing old analog photo materials as … Continue reading

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