This course is for current or previous students of Egyptology, archaeology, photography, museum studies and related disciplines. Proof of student status and affiliation will be required. A limit of 10 places are available on a first come first served basis.


During this workshop participants will become familiar with the latest advanced photographic techniques for archaeological and related cultural heritage applications. Following a brief review of the basic principles of photography, we will cover methods of capture and processing for creating high resolution images of largescale surfaces, as well as enhancing difficult-to-read inscriptions and details of other archaeological materials.

The day will consist of a 3-hour morning and a 3-hour afternoon session including lectures, demonstrations and practical group work. Photographic techniques covered will include:

  • Photo stitching
  • Decorrelation stretch
  • Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)

We will also cover tips, tricks and trade-offs for working under challenging conditions in both museum and field contexts. Equipment and software advice will be offered with consideration of the often-modest budgets of individuals and projects working in Egypt, together with the need for open access tools for capture, processing, viewing and dissemination. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and a memory stick/external hard drive for hands-on image processing and viewing.


Mr Ahmed Amin, Chief Photographer, Egyptian Museum in Cairo (participation subject to travel arrangements)

Having worked for over 25 years as a photographer, from traditional film and dark room photography to digital photography, Ahmed has extensive photographic expertise in museum and excavation contexts.

Dr Kathryn E. Piquette, Egyptologist and Advanced Imaging Specialist, University College London

Kathryn brings more than seven years of experience in computational photography including Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Multispectral Imaging as applied to a range of epigraphic, archaeological and other heritage materials.

Where next?

Workshop participants may also be interested in attending the UCL 4-day Reflectance Transformation Imaging training course. The next dates are 30 July - 2 August; 13-16 August and 3-6 September, all Monday to Thursday: For more information visit the course website here.

Bring your own camera

Refunds cannot be provided after 31st July 2018.

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