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a cheap education

Toronto. Books can give you an education including knowledge of photography and its history. Typical is this book called America and the Tintype  by Steve Kasher. When it first came out, tintypes were featured in an ICP exhibit (20008/9). Lot … Continue reading

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midnight on main

Toronto. Daniel Freeman of the UK is a photographer who enjoys taking night scenes. He writes, “Fascinated by the way the world appears at night, I am drawn by a compulsion to photograph in the times when everything is at its … Continue reading

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professional photographer

Toronto. From the very beginning of the art we had studio and landscape photographers. As the art evolved,  becoming faster in exposure, simpler in execution, and growing in popularity, the professional focus rapidly diversified. An example is this 1913 article … Continue reading

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Jack be nimble

Toronto. The Donald upset many high level politicians. He dissed friendly states and embraced enemy states. He told porkies galore. He is reviled by many in his own party. His idea of reconciliation is to blame everything on the opposition … Continue reading

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a Diana for squares

Toronto. Lomography USA is keeping alive film by offering inexpensive cameras plus other optional lenses, some that work on digital cameras too. Their latest Diana Instant Square model uses Fuji Instax film to create square “polaroid” style photos. Birgit Buchart … Continue reading

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How many cameras does it take?

Toronto. The other day George Dunbar sent me a photograph by Doug Mills of the NY Times. Mills snapped the recent hearing into the firing of James Comey, ex FBI Director by President Trump. To mark his photo as unique, … Continue reading

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Beep… Beep… Beep… Beep…

Toronto. Just over 60 years ago on October 4th, 1957, I was sitting in my “ham shack” tuning in overseas radio stations. At the time, the USA was busy testing men, rockets, and satellites in anticipation of a future launch … Continue reading

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