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selective lighting – no sync cable needed

Toronto. The photo at left is from an article in the June, 1945 issue of Popular Mechanics. As the war in the Pacific neared its end (the war in Europe had already ended a few weeks earlier), American techies continued … Continue reading

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having a blast with photography

Toronto. For years our thirst for social media images has decimated the numbers and profits of serious professional photographers. The value of these ‘amateur social media’ recordings changed shortly after the huge blast on Beirut’s waterfront. On August 4th, 2020, … Continue reading

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when photography was deadly

Toronto. Have you ever wondered why the historic old movie films were so hard to find? And why archives like the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) preface really old films as “remastered” from pieces found at various other archives? At the … Continue reading

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be positive

Toronto. Did you ever wonder how negatives were converted to positive images – where white was white and black was black? The key was to process the negative, then bleach the film rather than fix it (removes only the developed … Continue reading

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diversions

Toronto. We all need a bit of diversion just now in light of the pandemic that has all us law abiding folk house-bound. Photographic Canadiana editor Bob Lansdale sent along a suggestion that we visit a French site with oodles … Continue reading

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