Photographing collection items

In this first of a new series of instructional videos from Museums Australia Victoria, Peta Knott, Project Manager of Victorian Collections, provides a simple and practical guide for small museums wishing to digitise items from their collections.

Peta demonstrates how setting up a basic digitisation studio can be simple and affordable, and provides invaluable advice on how to get great results, whether photographing manuscripts, books or physical artefacts from the collections. She explores issues such as how to photograph shiny or transparent objects, how to set up your backdrop and how to avoid shadows in your photographs.

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Date created: 2012

Author: Peta Knott

Publisher: Museums Australia Victoria