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by Archaeology Newsroom

Archaeological Photography

Photography is a mechanical -and therefore trustworthy- method of recording the visible wold- Because of its nature, it has been assisting the science of Archaeology and also conservation through the process of recording and cataloguing objects, as well as by illustrating books and all kinds of publications. For the photographic record to be exact, a working knowledge of the equipment and the technique is necessary, while certain rules must be followed depending to the subject and the desired result. This article deals with certain elements concerning the photographic equipment, underlines some photographic techniques relevant to problems of archaeological photography and clarifies the pontetial and constraints of photographic recording.