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A graduate from the University of Northern Idaho was kind enough to show us some of the techniques he uses to capture the beauty of artifacts.
Step one is to locate a suitable subject ( sometimes 3 to 4 cubic yards of dirt have to be moved aside )
Record the subject just as it was uncovered.
Point in hand is traditional, enhanced in this case with a double image.
Suitable subjects can be elusive, even under tree roots.
Low light conditions is a good opportunity to see if there is enough battery life left to use a flash
Idahoe advises that the number one best rule to get really good artifacts pictures is to always have a camera with you.
good photography class i must say. it's been too long since I've been to the c3