Here are few things needed<br />before beginning copy work <br />on your own.<br />You will need a somewhat up-to-date <br...
Install the software that came with your digital camera onto your <br />computer so that when you are done photographing y...
Here is a close up view of a USB cord.<br />This is the computer end.<br />This is the camera end.<br />This is the symbol...
Your camera should come with a cord that connects the camera <br />to the computer. This is called the USB cord and it co...
Knob that<br />Allows you to<br />Adjust copy stand<br />Up and down<br />Double check the copy<br />stand to make sure th...
Match the tripod mount piece on <br />the bottom of the camera with the<br />piece on the copy stand that screws<br />into...
Be sure to find the right height in which<br />your camera can focus on the document. <br />Take into account the some cam...
Place document in the middle<br />of the copy stand table, try<br />to get it as squared up as<br />possible.<br />If ther...
You can avoid photographing reflections<br />by using your finger to shift the document <br />around until the light on th...
Remove the camera from the tripod mount screw and take your camera to<br />your computer.<br />
You plug the cord into your camera. Large end connects to the computer and the small end to <br />the camera. Then on your...
Don’t have a copy stand?<br /> No problem! <br />Here is another way to do copy work…<br />You wi...
Here is an example of the type of<br />lighting we use in Special <br />Collections. We have two of these<br />hot lamps ...
When you set up your tripod and<br />Camera they should be perfectly <br />Parallel to the document on the wall.<br />The ...
Be sure to hang poster, photograph or <br />document at about chest height onto the <br />white wall or board. This speci...
Set up lamps on the sides of the piece and turn them into towards the <br />document at a 45 degree angle. You will know ...
Here is an example of adequate<br />lighting.<br />Notice how evenly the light is spread<br />across the document.<br />
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Preservation Photography Tookit

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Here are few things needed<br />before beginning copy work <br />on your own.<br />You will need a somewhat up-to-date <br />computer, digital camera and a copy stand. <br />
  • 2. Install the software that came with your digital camera onto your <br />computer so that when you are done photographing you have a <br />program to get the images off the camera and onto the computer.<br />
  • 3. Here is a close up view of a USB cord.<br />This is the computer end.<br />This is the camera end.<br />This is the symbol for USB<br />
  • 4. Your camera should come with a cord that connects the camera <br />to the computer. This is called the USB cord and it comes standard<br />with every up-to-date camera. <br />
  • 5. Knob that<br />Allows you to<br />Adjust copy stand<br />Up and down<br />Double check the copy<br />stand to make sure that everything is <br />level and tightened. It is important <br />that nothing move during the <br />photographing process.<br />
  • 6. Match the tripod mount piece on <br />the bottom of the camera with the<br />piece on the copy stand that screws<br />into the mount.<br />
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  • 8. Be sure to find the right height in which<br />your camera can focus on the document. <br />Take into account the some camera lenses<br />require a certain distance away from <br />the subject before they will focus.<br />It is necessary to move the camera up and <br />down to find the right height to view the <br />document at. This will vary from <br />camera to camera.<br />Eliminate reflection<br />
  • 9. Place document in the middle<br />of the copy stand table, try<br />to get it as squared up as<br />possible.<br />If there are any parts of the document <br />that are uneven or stick out of the area <br />you are interested in, these types of <br />problems can be cropped out later,<br />don’t worry about them yet.<br />
  • 10. You can avoid photographing reflections<br />by using your finger to shift the document <br />around until the light on the surface is even and<br />non-reflective into the camera.<br />
  • 11. Remove the camera from the tripod mount screw and take your camera to<br />your computer.<br />
  • 12. You plug the cord into your camera. Large end connects to the computer and the small end to <br />the camera. Then on your computer your designated software should open up, either the <br />software from the camera or the software you use to edit and adjust images.<br />
  • 13. Don’t have a copy stand?<br /> No problem! <br />Here is another way to do copy work…<br />You will need a white wall, tripod, camera and hot lamps or some type of bright lights that you can set up and move around.<br />(This method will also work well if you have a poster, or large document.)<br />
  • 14. Here is an example of the type of<br />lighting we use in Special <br />Collections. We have two of these<br />hot lamps that we use at one time.<br />
  • 15. When you set up your tripod and<br />Camera they should be perfectly <br />Parallel to the document on the wall.<br />The camera height should be as tall<br />As the middle of the document.<br />Also, you want all the legs of the tripod to <br />be even height. On many tripods a little level is <br />offered so you can see how straight the tripod <br />head is or how straight the legs are.<br />
  • 16. Be sure to hang poster, photograph or <br />document at about chest height onto the <br />white wall or board. This specific poster <br />was already mounted on board, so we put <br />tape on the back where the board is and<br />hung the poster that way.<br />
  • 17. Set up lamps on the sides of the piece and turn them into towards the <br />document at a 45 degree angle. You will know it’s lit correctly if the <br />light on the poster creates a seamless and shadow-less light that is bright<br />but does not wash out highlights in the document.<br />
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  • 19. Here is an example of adequate<br />lighting.<br />Notice how evenly the light is spread<br />across the document.<br />