Close-up photography of archaeological objects

Giraud V. Foster, Norman J. Barker

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The authors review methods of increasing magnification, uses of light boxes and backlighting, ways to photograph flat surfaces of irregular objects, techniques to avoid specular reflections on small objects, approaches to photographing objects close-up with flash, and use of scanning light photomicrography to maintain focus with high magnification. Problems of color distortion in close-up photography are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Field Archaeology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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