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Photographing Historic Buildings

Course details

Code
O20P320PAR
Fees
From £455.00

Dates
Wed 16 Sep 2020 - Thu 17 Sep 2020
Time
9.00am - 5.00pm both days

Photographing Historic Buildings

Overview

Digital cameras have greatly changed the way we record our architectural history, simplifying the process and reducing the cost of image capture thereby, encouraging a scatter-gun method of photography. This course will look at ways of taking a more considered approach to the use of our cameras and what we seek to capture.

The course is aimed at those who are not professional photographers but have an interest in or need to photograph historic buildings for the record using a digital camera. By the end of the course students will be expected to know how to choose the right viewpoint, the right lighting conditions, correctly set up their own cameras to capture suitable images and how to post-produce images in software so that they will create images ready for the archive.

Places are limited to 12, so early booking is strongly advised.  Please bring your own camera.

 

National Occupational Standards for Town Planning/Conservation/Building Control:  Contributes to the performance requirements for COSTPCBC56.1-B5.2 Analyse, research and report on historic and heritage assets in conservation.

National Occupational Standards for Archaeology: this course contributes to the Knowledge Requirements for

AB1      Propose and plan a research project

http://www.ukstandards.org.uk/PublishedNos/CCSAPAB1.pdf

 

Programme details

Wednesday 16 September 2020

9.00am                 Registration and coffee

9.30am                 Welcome and introduction, followed by the first session

                             discussing the nature and use of light. How the digital

                             camera works, Choosing and using digital cameras and

                             adjusting the settings to produce suitable images.

                             Understanding the histogram

11.30am               Coffee/tea

12.00pm              Second session.   Making the image. What to record.

                            Viewpoint, timing, lighting and controlling perspective.

12.30pm              Lunch

1.15pm                Afternoon on location in Oxford City. Demonstrations on

                           composition and lighting techniques. Followed by a

                           practical session where students are able to use their own

                          cameras to capture images for use in the post-production

                          sessions.

4.45pm             Return to Rewley House

5.00pm            End of first day

 

Thursday 17 September 2020

9.00am            First session. Post production techniques demonstrating

                         how set up the editing program, how to make adjustments

                         to contrast, colour, cropping the image, controlling tonal

                         range, removing unwanted objects, correcting verticals and

                        other distortions in the image and resizing the image. Using

                        the RAW file converter

11.30am          Coffee/tea

12.00pm          Second session. Saving the image, file types, Metadata and

                        storage media.

1.00pm            Lunch

2.00pm            Practical session using Adobe software to post- produce

                        images captured on day one practical session

3.00pm           Tea/coffee

3.45pm           Continue post-production session

4.30pm           View images and final discussion and round up

5.00pm           Course concludes

 

 

Fees

Description Costs
Tuition (includes coffee/tea) £455.00
Baguette Thursday £5.00
Baguette Wednesday £5.00
Hot Lunch Thursday (3 courses) £15.00
Hot Lunch Wednesday (3 courses) £15.00

Payment

Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking.

Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the CWHE Programme Administrator, email: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk

Tutors

Derek Kendall

Tutor

has spent over 40 years guiding his cameras towards a diverse and fascinating variety of architectural and fine art subjects. His images have illustrated over 100 publications. Most recently London Hidden Interiors (Atlantic Publishing.)
 

Mr Steve Cole

Course Director

Steve Cole, is a professional freelance photographer specialising in architectural photography. He worked for English Heritage for many years and is the author of Photographing Historic Buildings with a Digital Camera (Historic England, 2017)

Course aims

The course aims to demonstrate the standards and good practice used in the photographic recording of historic buildings using digital cameras. Participants will be shown the techniques and equipment used capturing architectural exteriors, interiors and architectural details. In addition basic post production techniques to correct image faults will be shown and practised along with the suitable storage standards for images to make them suitable for archive records.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be expected to: know how to choose the right viewpoint, the right lighting conditions, correctly set up their own cameras to capture suitable images and how to post-produce images in software so that they will create images ready for the archive.

Application

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

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us, then plesae contact our Residential Centre.

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.