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Digital Photography and Photogrammetry for Archaeology with Adam Prins

Instructor: Adam Prins

Where: Online

When: Tuesday, May 16th - 9:30am PDT

Duration: 120 Minutes

Cost: $75


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 foundational 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. 

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    
– photo logs, photo pages and other fun outputs
– SketchFab, Instagram, Facebook and how to keep your job as a
   field tech or field photographer.

Instructor Bio: Adam Prins is W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. His research aims to develop methodologies for using Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) in the Jezreel Valley for the purpose of analyzing regional settlement patterns, local environmental variability, remote sensing and site prospection potential, and the integration of diverse technologies. Currently, the focus is on converting multispectral imagery into usable three-dimensional data to determine the efficacy of integrating this and other remote sensing technologies with Lidar.