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Digital Photography & Photogrammetry for Archaeologists

Where: Online

When: Tuesday, January 10 – 11am PST

Duration: 120 minutes

Cost: $75

Instructor: Adam Prins, AIAR-JVRP Digital Archaeology Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

What you will learn: In just the last few years, photogrammetry – the generation of 3D data from photographs – has become accessible to virtually anyone with a basic digital camera. In this foundations workshop, we will cover essentials for creating excellent, publication quality photographs and 3-D models in a fieldwork context.
The course is designed with students in mind. There are no prerequisites, and equipment will be provided. To make the most of the workshop, reading and presentation materials will be made available in advance so that we can jump right in. A pre-workshop questionnaire will be circulated so that we can get a sense of your interests, experience and practical applications of the techniques we will cover in the program.
Topics include:

  • equipment choices
  • lighting (and shading)
  • color balance, white balance
  • appropriate use of scales and positioning
  • setting up a “3-D scene” for artifacts and features
  • targets, ground control and geolocation
  • born archival imaging workflow basics and infield backup techniques
  • photo logs, photo pages and other fun outputs
  • SketchFab, Instagram, Facebook and how to keep your job as a field tech or field photographer.