|Lights in working position|
The new photography equipment is finally in place and working, it has taken a little longer than expected due to a few technical glitches but it's here now and has been used for a licensing job already. The new table in the image rises up and down by a near silent electric motor, this is to enable small objects to be brought closer to the camera so that they can be brought into focus, it drops down for large objects too.
The lights are mounted on pantographs which in turn are mounted on rails thus enabling a lot more flexibility in the lighting angles that can be achieved. The big black curtains can be pulled around the photography area thereby isolating the area from the rest of the Conservation Studio. Even the ceiling lights in this area can be controlled separately and can be switched of when photographing, in that way the mixing of different colour temperatures can be reduced. The way the lights are now set up (more flexibly) should allow much more creativity in lighting for instance for photographing three dimensional objects.
|Lights and curtains in storage position|
I intend to give the whole set up a thorough testing over the coming weeks. In the meantime we can look forward to providing high quality images of our collections on request!