[GBW] Photography for Conservators

Nancy Schrock ncschrock at comcast.net
Mon Jun 1 21:19:33 EDT 2009

I took this course when it was first offered about two years ago  
because I had made the decision to move from slides to digital images  
for the conservation lab at MIT.  It was an enormous help.  Yosi  
Pozeilov is a great teacher and has an excellent manual that will  
guide you afterwards (along with AIC guide to digital photography).

It is worth the investment if you are thinking of switching to  
digital photography for your work, want color accuracy/consistency,  
want to take a systematic approach to managing the digital files, and  
have (or intend to buy) an SLR camera.  Attendees will be from all  
areas of conservation so this will not help you shoot books in  
particular or use a point-and-shoot camera.

Nancy Schrock

On Jun 1, 2009, at 5:29 PM, Jeffrey Altepeter, Bookbinder wrote:

> I'm passing this along from our friends at NECA regarding a photo  
> workshop to be held at the Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA) on  
> June 11-12:
> The New England Conservation Association (NECA) has some openings  
> in its June 11-12 workshop on digital photography for conservators  
> and would like to invite members of the Guild of Book Workers to  
> consider participating.
> As the workshop is subsidized quite substantially by NECA, we would  
> request that those interested in attending join NECA. The annual  
> membership fee is $25.
> If you are interested please contact Kate Smith  
> <kateccsmith at hotmail.com>
>         Workshop Posting
> June 11-12 Digital Photography for Conservators - Yosi A. R- 
> Pozeilov, Staff Photographer, Los Angeles County Museum of Art  
> Conservation Center
> Worcester Art Museum, 9-5 both days
> $150.00 per person, morning coffee and lunch provided. Fee also  
> includes a copy of Yosi's publication Digital Photography For Art  
> Conservation.
> Learn the basics of digital imaging and unique applications that  
> are vital to the conservator's proper documentation of treatments  
> with this popular workshop. Many conservators express the desire to  
> make better use of this relatively new medium to obtain  
> appropriate, accurate records of their work. The workshop  
> specifically addresses issues encountered by the conservator. It  
> will cover the basics of the digital imaging, starting with the  
> identification of proper digital imaging capture devices (i.e.  
> digital cameras, scanners, etc.) and their most efficient methods  
> of use; the importance of knowing the purpose or intended  
> destination of the images generated; some aspects of lighting;  
> image transfer mechanism and preservation; and instruction on image  
> correction and editing using Photoshop software.
> Yosi A. R-Pozeilov is the Senior Photographer at the Conservation  
> Center of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Since his  
> return to Los Angeles and to LACMA at the end of 2003 Yosi was  
> given the task to convert the analogue photographic studio into a  
> digital one. Benefiting from the invaluable experience gained  
> during the two years that he worked at the Harvard College Library  
> in Cambridge, MA at the digital imaging studio, as well as his  
> experience at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, Yosi was  
> successful in fully implementing a digital workflow in the  
> Conservation Center. In 2004 he was invited by the AIC to teach his  
> first workshop on digital photography at the annual meeting in  
> Portland, OR. Since then, Yosi has taught his workshop at several  
> venues across the country and on-line through the FAIC.
> The workshop can accommodate 25 participants. Please email Kate  
> Smith at kateccsmith at hotmail.com to reserve a spot on the list!
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