Edward Weston and me

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Edward Weston has been called one of the most innovative and influential American photographers, and he’s one my personal favorites.  He combined a unique artistic eye with extensive knowledge of photography equipment and processes of the day to create art that is still vital today, almost 60 years after his passing. LINK to Edward Weston site […]

Digitizing Your Collection: Future Proofing

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As the third, and final post in our series, Digitizing Your Collection, we tackle the question: How do you choose technology that will ‘future-proof’ your digitized collection? You’ll need to define who your audience, and several sources discuss this, such as  “A Guide for Managers Planning and Implementing Digitization Projects” by the Ministry of Culture History and Sport […]

Digitizing Your Collection: Who’s Got the Time?

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You’ve been tasked with digitizing your collection of artwork, antiquities or scientific specimens – and that could number in the thousands or even tens of thousands. Now what? Digitizing even a fraction of a collection can be time-consuming and resource-intensive when you look at the three stages of: Specimen preparation Image capture Post processing Fortunately, […]

Macro Photography or Microscopy?

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The system we use to make amazing, ultra-high resolution images of very small details is the Magnify2 by GIGAmacro. This system captures images in full colour and resolutions up to 60,000 pixels per inch (ppi). The image here shows a butterfly imaged at 20,498ppi with two detailed sections. So is it macro photography or is […]

A Big Hit at Maker Festival Toronto 2017

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We went to Maker Festival Toronto with no expectations – after all, it’s a fun, free space for kids of all ages to build stuff and check out cool technology… But we were delightfully, surprised by the rabid interest in MIGHTYmacro and our robotic imaging system at work zooming to macro-capture a butterfly. Parents and […]

Mighty Maple Leaf: Canada 150

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What could be more fitting to work my macro-photography magic on than a maple leaf – of which there is an abundance where I live, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The humble maple leaf has been the national symbol of our great nation since… well, it gets confusing, see the history highlights below in this blog […]

How One Podcast Led to A New Business!

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One day in January 2017, as part of my bedtime ritual, I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts, Inside the Lens, hosted by photographer Don Komarechka (a fellow Ontarian). He was interviewing Gene Cooper, founder of GIGAmacro, a California tech company that has developed an automated imaging system that allows for zooming in, […]