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Digital and Film Photography of Cultural Resources

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Understanding subject matter, composition, technique, and equipment are critical to a successful photodocumentation project. Review the use of digital and film photography techniques for mitigation documentation and for National Register nomination packages, with emphasis on survey work, presentations, publications, and the web. Compare camera formats (35 mm, medium, and large for film; 35 mm equivalent and digital backs for digital) and digital vs. film output and storage options. Discuss requirements for reviewing agencies and archival processes. Explore issues involved in contracting and supervising photographic projects.

Faculty

William Lebovich, architectural historian and photographer; author of How to Photograph Historic Structures and Sites; Design for Dignity, America’s City Halls; and chapter on archival, large-format photography for Recording Historic Structures

Evaluation Comments

"Well balanced presentation, information/technical, process, aesthetics, especially lighting inside and out."

"[The seminar was] very informative and exciting. I wish it were more than two days."

"Many helpful tips on organization, photo sequence, and composing a photo to document the intended subject."

"[I learned] how lighting plays an important role in setting photos to display a focal point of historical preservation."

"The field excursions and hands-on exercises were excellent in demonstrating aspects of skill, equipment, and challenging problems and solutions to those."

Participants

Photographers; cultural resource managers; architectural historians; preservation architects; archaeologists.

Continuing Education Credits

Self-reporting may be an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or info@npi.org for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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