Photographing Archaeological Objects for Record and Publication

Course details

Code
O19P165AHJ
Fees
From £106.00

Date
Sat 07 Dec 2019
Time
9.30am - 5.30pm

Photographing Archaeological Objects for Record and Publication

Overview

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.

Please note:

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.

 

Programme details

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 2019

9.15am           Registration

9.30am           Introduction

10.00am         Selecting camera equipment and ancillary items

                        Camera suitability, support stands, backgrounds and

                         additional equipment

                        Photography

                        Photographic environment, background assembly, camera

                         settings, scales

11.00am         Coffee/tea

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

                         artefacts

12.45pm         Lunch

2.00pm           Practical work using cameras and stands

4.00pm           Tea/coffee

4.30pm           Displaying and printing digital photographs

                         Understanding pixels and image size

5.30pm            Course disperses

 

Accommodation

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 res-ctr@conted.ox.ac.uk for details of availability and discounted prices.

Fees

Tuition (includes coffee/tea): £106.00
Baguette : £5.00
Full Hot Lunch (3 courses): £15.00

Funding

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.

Concessionary fees for short courses

 

Tutor

Mr Ian R Cartwright

Course Tutor

Photographer of Archaeology. Oxford University School of Archaeology

Teaching methods

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.

 

Application

Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.