Tag Archives: video

jazzing things up …

Toronto. Any of you who also like jazz are familiar with Gene Krupa. In a brief video by the Morgan Library and Museum in New Zealand, Joel Smith, explains why three action portraits of people in the public eye capture … Continue reading

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we’re back …

Toronto. Did ya hear the news? On October 1st, the PHSC Big One is back in person once again! We are now using a SATURDAY for the fall fair but we are indoors once again at the Trident Hall (Evans … Continue reading

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smartphone, anyone?

Toronto. This November, 1934 article from Popular Mechanics brought back memories. Mid last century, the telephone was still voice-only in spite of this article decades earlier. As a young employee of “Ma Bell’, I remember Bell Labs in New Jersey … Continue reading

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Newfoundland life in the olden days

Toronto. My good friend, George Dunbar, enjoys browsing the internet these days for interesting facts about photography and its rich history. Today, George brings us his finds about people on the great island of Newfoundland – the most easterly part … Continue reading

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a brilliant idea

Toronto. For most of the 20th century, film reigned supreme in photography. In 1933 for example, the cheap Voigtlander Brilliant TLR camera was touted as the “The New ‘Good Companion’ for Movie Directors” in the April, 1933 edition of the magazine, International … Continue reading

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stills from movies

Toronto. A few years ago, at our PHSC monthly meetings (when we met in person – ie pre-COVID) my good friend Ed Warner took videos of each presentation and could easily snap stills without affecting the digital video he was … Continue reading

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a weighty solution

Toronto. This advertisement in the May 1933 issue of American Cinematographer touted an amazing sound system by DeVry – less than 150 pounds of camera, film, and sound equipment! All available just five years after the ‘talkies’ burst on the … Continue reading

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Generation Homeless – October PHSC Talk

Toronto. Toronto-based filmmaker Jason S. Cipparrone pursues the emotional truths behind living on the streets in Toronto. He has worked with the city’s homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic to document and reveal their stories. Join us on October 20th, 2021 … Continue reading

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up, up, and away

Toronto. Bet you thought your telephoto lens takes a really long shot! I have an old 20 inch Bausch and Lomb lens that mounts on a Leica mirror box. But, NASA has everyone beat by miles. Their tiny Intrepid drone … Continue reading

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where the heck is my video camera?

Toronto. Well, miniaturization and convenience finally merged to make a tiny clip on camera that takes videos anywhere – check out the video here on DPReview! The Insta360 GO 2 camera is a marvel letting you be totally creative for … Continue reading

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