Photography in Archaeology and Conservation / Edition 2

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This book describes the use and methods of photography in field archaeology, surveys, conservation and archaeological laboratories. This second edition deals with a number of new materials and types of equipment, particularly the growing use of video and electronic recording systems.
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"This is a useful, comprehensive and up-to-date survey of photography in archaeological areas. It is to be recommended to archaeologists and photographers alike." Gwil Owen, Antiquity

"...should be essential to every archaeological and conservation library." Michael Corfield, Post-Medieval Archaeology

"Peter Dorrell has provided a very comprehensive book that thoroughly covers the equipment and special techniques for taking professional quality photographs for archaeological projects. The information is very technical but well written....We both recommend this book to those who are ready to improve their photographic techniques." Keith R. Doms and Leslie Rottach

A clear and well-illustrated explanation of this subject, with sections on equipment and materials, survey and site photography, architectural photography, the recording of different types of artifacts, registration, and storage, the use of ultra-violet and infrared, and photography for publication. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521455541
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Preface to the second edition; 1. The early days of archaeological photography; 2. Basic principles and practice; 3. Equipment; 4. Lighting by flash; 5. Photographic materials, processing and printing; 6. Architecture and standing monuments; 7. Survey photography; 8. Site photography; 9. Principles of object photography; 10. Principles of close-up photography; 11. Ultra-violet and infra-red photography; 12. Photographing finds; 13. Flat copy; 14. Preparation of material for publication; 15. The future.
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