Tag: photography

News (1 entry/entries)

May 17, 2019

Adobe accepting applications to beta test Photoshop CC on iPad, but there is still no mention of release date yet

It has been a while since Adobe announced at last year’s Adobe Max conference that it would be bringing the full Photoshop experience to the iPad sometime in 2019.

Krisztián Vértes

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Tutorial (4 entry/entries)

Dec 10, 2018

A practical use case - the photogrammetric digital background created for a sample scene at Luxor temple

The background photo for LD 177 was created using the photogrammetric software Agisoft Photoscan and a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID and 50mm Mamiya-Sekor Z f/4.5 lens, mounted with a Hasselblad CFV-50c digital back. The scene was lit using a Profoto studio strobe.

Owen Murray

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Mar 11, 2019

Tidbits of the digital Chicago method Part 5 - Taking and positioning detail snapshots with Procreate

In the following entry we’d like to show you how to take advantage of your tablet’s camera during digital ”penciling”, as we all know that the best camera is the one that is with you.

Krisztián Vértes

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Oct 26, 2020

A Photogrammetric Triple Constraint: Time, Distance, Camera Cost

With the rise of photogrammetry in digital epigraphy, so has the ability to produce quality, to-scale photographs without expensive field equipment. Although lighting is, has been, and always will be, a major factor in the quality of said photographs.

Owen Murray

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Apr 29, 2021

Let's Talk About… …Sun and Shadow - A Fundamental Update on Drawing Drop Shadow Transitions in Photoshop

Started with the first epigraphical efforts in Egypt, it has been a natural desire to capture this attribute when represented on a sheet of paper with only two aspects: length and breadth. In the next installment of this series, we'll put relief representation under the microscope.

Krisztián Vértes

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Project (3 entry/entries)

Apr 17, 2020

Modeling the Past: Creating 3D Models from Archival Imagery

Since the inception of photography, Egypt and its monuments have found themselves the subject of countless photographers, not to mention millions upon millions of tourists. The photogrammetric processes used to generate 3D datasets...

Owen Murray

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Feb 9, 2021

Digital Epigraphy in the Tomb of Djehuty (TT 11) at Dra Abu el-Naga (Part 1)

A Spanish archaeological mission coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council has been working at the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga North since January 2002. The mission, also known as the ‘Djehuty Project’, has recently turned its attention towards its epigraphic process's digital overhaul.

Méndez-Rodríguez and Ruiz Sánchez de León

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Apr 22, 2021

Documenting the Amenhotep III Wall Scene LD177 at Luxor Temple (Part 4) - From Model Creation to Presentation

This article will look at preliminary work adapting for-print 2D data for online 3D presentation and reflect on questions of how, when, and where these technologies can be used, and how such technologies intersect with the needs, aims, and ethos of the Chicago House approach.

Owen Murray and Alexis Pantos

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Reading (2 entry/entries)

Mar 22, 2021

Evolution of Epigraphy - James Henry Breasted’s Experiments with Technology to Create the Chicago House Method

The three-part article reflects on how Breasted came to establish the Epigraphic Survey and the Chicago House Method, utilizing new technologies to make epigraphic work possible, and setting the standard for the digital work of today.

Dominique Navarro

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Jun 14, 2021

America’s First Woman Egyptologist – Caroline Ransom Williams

Dr. Caroline Louise Ransom Williams (1872-1952) was the first professionally trained woman Egyptologist in America. Mentored by Breasted who was only seven years her senior, their relationship would evolve from teacher and pupil to the greatest of colleagues with a friendship that would last until his death.

Dominique Navarro

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Publication (1 entry/entries)

Dec 15, 2021

The Mastabas of Qar and Idu G 7101 and 7102 - Digitally Revised and Enhanced Edition

The chapter by chapter web version of the book, The Mastabas of Qar and Idu, written by William Kelly Simpson in 1976, with contributions or drawings by Dows Dunham, Suzanne Chapman, Hansmartin Handrick, Alexander Floroff, Timothy Kendall, Nicholas Thayer, and Lynn Holden. Based upon the excavations and recording of George Andrew Reisner, Alan Rowe, William Stevenson Smith, and T. R. D. Greenlees. Museum of Fine Arts-Harvard University Expedition.

by William Kelly Simpson

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Sketchfab (1 entry/entries)

Jul 10, 2020

Recreating the East Wall of the Hall of Offerings in Luxor Temple c. 1930, presented in 3D

The 3D model of the East Wall of the Hall of Offerings in Luxor Temple circa 1930 is a testament to how archival film negatives can be integrated with more recent digital images to reconstruct how a monument would have appeared in the past.

Created by the Epigraphic Survey

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