Workshop Photographing Archaeological Objects (1 SPOT LEFT)

Nowadays, everyone has a digital camera at their disposal, either an expensive SLR or “just” a mobile phone. That does not mean that everyone can take good photos.

Purpose of the course:

In this introductory course, you will become acquainted with the basic principles of photography and you will be able to take good photos of archaeological objects yourself in an excavation or in a museum with limited resources. Note, you have to bring your own camera and laptop!

The course is divided into two parts, a theoretical and a practical part. Not everyone can attend the practical on the same day. Students from the RUG get priority to attend the practical on the same day.*

Day 1

9.15-13.00: Theoretic part Basic principles of photography (group of 12 persons)

  • Basic concepts: shutter speed and aperture, iso value, depth of field, motion blur.
  • Lenses and focal length: when do you use a telephoto lens and when do you use a wide-angle lens?
  • The effect of light and shadow: how do you get the most information from an object
  • The correct setup for photographing archaeological objects
  • “Understand” the settings of a camera and the operation of your own camera.

13.30-17.00: Workshop Photographing archaeological objects, group 1 (4 persons). This slot is FULL – It is for students from the RUG. Students from the UvA and LU need to attend the second part of the workshop on December 5th)!

With the acquired knowledge, we practice photographing archaeological objects in pairs on the basis of various assignments.

Day 2

9.15-13:00: Workshop Photographing archaeological objects, group 2 (4 persons)

13.30-17.00: Workshop Photographing archaeological objects, group 3 (4 persons)


*Students from the RUG that have to travel to Amsterdam twice because there aren’t enough spots on day 1 get their travel expenses reimbursed for the second day (on top of the annual 40 euros travel expenses to and from Groningen which all Archon members can apply for).

Date, time and EC’s
Date: 4 – 5 December 2019.

Location: UvA Turfdraagsterpad 9, room 3.09.

EC: Archon members get 1 EC for participation, reading the binder before the workshop is mandatory. Participants will receive the binder soon.

Registration: This course is full!