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Track 3: Digitising Images: Digital Capture and Processing of Images at Archival Standard

Code: HDC006

Presenter: Graeme Cookson

Venue: Computer Lab 2

Date: Wednesday April 3, 2013 – Thursday April 4, 2013

Duration: 2 days

Style: Workshop, participants hands on with equipment

Participants: 12

Prerequisite: Digital Imaging Essentials

Cost: R3,330 (ex VAT)

Graeme Cookson is a UK-based digital imaging consultant who has done extensive work with organisations such as The British Library, The British Museum, and The National Library of Ireland, The Royal Horticultural Society, The Open University and the BBC. Graeme will introduce you to the practice of digitising images in various formats from glass plate negatives to slides, photographic prints to strip film negatives.

In previous years of running this masterclass it was called “Practical Digital Workflow”. It is now day 1 and 2 of the Digitising Images track. With just 12 in a class, participants are at a computer and are able to put into practice what they have learned through practical exercises.

What content will be covered?

The aim of this masterclass is to give you hands on experience of actually working with images to a standard required for long-term archiving. You will be primarily focused on image quality – getting the image file itself up to archival standards, working with curves, adjustment layers, gradients, handling images with mixed light source and working with other colour spaces such as LAB.

What will I gain?

By the end of the masterclass you will have a clear, productive and scientific method for approaching working with images all the way from capturing them through archiving and on to publication, eliminating much of the trial and error that comes with trying to get images right merely “by eye”.

 “I can understand why everyone needs all this information, to enable one to do a good job with imaging.” Pretoria based archivist

 “Great explanations of relevant topics and subjects” Johannesburg based picture library worker

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