Object Photography

At the University of Colorado, I imaged ethnographic objects from Native American tribes. I was formally trained in object photography, including composition, lighting, and color correction. I worked with Exchangeable image file format (Exif) data captured by the camera and image editing programs to ensure that all of the data was preserved in various derivatives. I revised the digitization protocol to incorporate current standards in image resolution and file formats, and updated procedures after a database conversion. I completed an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to upload the entire CUMNH Anthropology collections database online, available at https://www.colorado.edu/cumuseum/research-collections/anthropology/databases-research-tools


As the archivist at the Office of the State Archaeologist at the University of Iowa, I co-wrote and was project leader for a State Historical Resource Development Program grant to digitize the entire photograph collection. I wrote protocols on how to scan, color-correct, and derive use copies for various hard copy image formats, including prints, glass-plate and film negatives, and slides. I planned and coordinated the data export and transfer of the OSA’s photographic collection to the university’s digital library. Over 46,000 images are now available at http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/osa/