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Subject: Workshop on photodocumentation

Workshop on photodocumentation

From: Shelley Sass <sks3>
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
The Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
August 26-30, 2002
9 am - 5 pm.
Application deadline: August 5, 2002

As part of the continuing education program for mid-career
professionals, the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New
York University is offering a 5-day workshop on photodocumentation
this summer.

Photodocumentation plays a major role in conservation and the study
of fine arts and architecture, but many professionals who use
photography are self-taught. This intense hands-on workshop will
provide all the skills, from simple to complex, necessary for
consistent quality photographs under many conditions.

The 5 day workshop begins with a review of the basics of 35mm SLR
camera selection and operation. Criteria for choosing film or
digital capture will be discussed. Subsequent classes will focus on
photographic methods for two- and three-dimensional objects and
architecture using 35mm and 4x5 format cameras with slide and b/w
films. Photographs produced in the workshop will be critiqued to
help identify means to produce more accurate photodocumentation with
consistent exposures. This workshop will benefit experienced
photographers, as well as novices, by improving photography skills
while reducing film costs.

If you own a 35mm camera and lens, bring them and their operation
manuals but there is no need to purchase a camera specifically for
this class. You may also bring examples of problematic or successful
prints or slides to discuss.

Instructor: Dwight Primiano Dwight Primiano has worked throughout
the U.S. photographing two- and three-dimensional fine art and
architecture for twenty seven years. His photographs appear in
numerous exhibition catalogues. His clients include the Whitney
Museum of American Art, IBM, the New York Public Library, Columbia
University, the Museum of Art/Rhode Island School of Design, and
Boston University. He has taught many workshops and owns and
operates his business in New York. For more information, please
visit <URL:>.

Day 1: Camera basics, metering, testing and calibration of color and
b&w film, 35mm and 4 x 5 copy stand. Digital post-production of film

Day 2: 2D studio photography with various lighting, large format
equipment selection, use of Polaroid film, metering, color
calibration, and film selection.

Day 3: 3D studio photography, mechanics of the 4 x 5 camera, lenses,
metering, film selection, lighting and digital post-production.

Day 4: Architecture and monument photography in 35mm format,
available light, metering, specialized equipment: 35mm perspective
control lenses, zoom and telephoto lenses, and tripods.

Day 5:  B/W film processing and printing, contrast controls and UV
and IR photography.

Please contact Maura McGurk for brochure and application at (212)
992-5848.  If you have questions about the course contact Shelley
Sass at 212-992-5848.

Early registration is recommended for this popular course.

Shelley Sass
Program Coordinator
Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center
14 East 78th Street, New York, NY
Fax: 212-992-5851

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:8
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
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Received on Wednesday, 24 July, 2002

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