Photographing Archaeological Objects for Record and Publication
In a world dominated by ‘point and shoot’ digital photography, it is easy to forget that successful finds photography still requires knowledge of method and technique. The aim of this introductory small finds photography course is to provide you with the basic practical skills to photograph a range of archaeological small finds, to produce a clear and accurate record.
This is a practical day and numbers are strictly limited to 12. Early enrolment is recommended.
This is a repeat of the course that has taken place in December every year since 2009. All the equipment for this course will be supplied and set up by the tutor. This is because the tutor understands the working of his own camera equipment and it will optimise his teaching time for this day school. You are welcome to bring your own camera and it may be possible to use it if there is time.
SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 2019
10.00am Selecting camera equipment and ancillary items
Camera suitability, support stands, backgrounds and
Photographic environment, background assembly, camera
11.30am Understanding object lighting
Lighting types and position
Special considerations for different types of object
Metal finds, coins, flints and pottery
Using a flatbed scanner for image capture
Hardware and method, photography versus scanning of
2.00pm Practical work using cameras and stands
4.30pm Displaying and printing digital photographs
Understanding pixels and image size
5.30pm Course disperses
Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms. Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of availability and discounted prices.
Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £106.00
Baguette : £5.00
Full Hot Lunch (3 courses): £15.00
If you are in receipt of a state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.
If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.
Photographer of Archaeology. Oxford University School of Archaeology
All the equipment for the above course, will be supplied and set up by the Course Tutor, Ian Cartwright, for the practical session.
This is because the tutor understands the working of his own camera equipment and therefore it will optimize the teaching time for this day school.
You are welcome to bring your own camera and instruction manual to look at after the sessions, if there is time.
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Photograph by Sasha Bu, from Wikimedia Commons