Practical Digital Photography for Historic Collections

28 November 10:00 - 16:00

Price: £35.00

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Digital Photography for Historic Collections

Tuesday 28th November 2017

10.00 – 4.00

National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Cost £35 for Fed members
£45 for Non-Fed members

First three applications from volunteers will not be charged. (# See conditions below)

Who is this course for?

This training workshop should be of interest to anyone who is new to and/or responsible for digital photography of their collections in libraries, archives, museums or galleries.

What will it cover?

Creating digital replicas of collection items has become part of the core work of museums. Whether you’re looking to add images to your collections database, create beautiful online exhibitions or share images on social media, this training will provide a practical approach for collections on creating good images of their collections. The day will comprise of an introductory overview to digital photography of historic objects, followed by a practical session on setting up and carrying out a photography session in a studio and in situ.

Who will be running it?

It will be coordinated and delivered by Alison Mitchelson, YHFED Freelance Training Provider.

The trainer will be Bryan Rutledge, who runs his own business, Rutledge Photography.  He has over 40 years’ experience, at National Museums Northern Ireland photographic unit becoming their Senior Photographer in the 1990’s, and advancing to the Head of Photography in 2003, until his early retirement in 2006. Bryan has photographed an immense range of objects and people in a diversity of situations and environments, while working both as a museum photographer and in his own freelance company. He specializes in photographing paintings, sculpture, fine art, and heritage related objects. Bryan has lectured at the College of Art and at South Eastern Regional College, both in Northern Ireland.

What will it cost?

The course is priced at a £35 for Fed members and £45 for non-fed members.  Coffee and tea will be provided. Please note that lunch is not included. Lunch is available for purchase in the good café or you can bring a packed lunch. There will also be 3 free places for volunteers, from organisations who are YHFed members available on a first come first served basis.

Where is it?

It will be located at the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield.

How do I book?

To book a place you should either contact with the enclosed form or book by Eventbrite  –

# The three free volunteer places are only available to YHFED member organisations. ONE volunteer booking only per member organisation.

You have four choices for payments: –

1.     By cheque payable to ‘Yorkshire Federation of Museums & Art Galleries’ and sent to the Fed Treasurer, David Miller, 42 Charnock Grove, Gleadless, Sheffield, S12 3HE

2.     By online bank transfer or BACS direct to the Fed bank account as follows:


Sort Code:  40-27-15

Account No:  521170663

Please quote the following as the reference ‘Fed Training plus your name’

3.     By card payment methods available via online bookings made through Eventbrite.  The Fed cannot take card payments directly.

4.     By invoice – an invoice will be sent upon receipt of a purchase order or confirmation that an invoice may be sent without one