Have you ever wondered how museum objects are photographed for publications or special exhibits?
For the past couple of years, volunteer Steve Newfield has helped us with our object catalogs. Working alongside our museum specialist, Joni Rowe, Steve stages a photo booth, complete with backdrop, lighting, and object mounts.
Steve uses a combination of natural and artificial light to get the clearest images, and he often stands on a stool to ensure the best vantage point.
Here you can see the stunning detail of Steve's photography, a prime example of his care and precision.
*Artifact photos by Steve Newfield.