Tombstone photography

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<ul><li> 1. Tombstone Photography Dick Eastman29 September 2012</li></ul> <p> 2. Todays Presentation is Available Online at:http://www.eogn.com/handouts/tombstone 3. Tombstone Photography I have an unusual hobby: I collect tombstones 4. Tombstone Photography 5. Tombstone Photography Todays objectives: To show you some of my collection To show you how I collected these images 6. What is the appropriate camera? Lots of pixels (6 megapixels or more) A good lens 7. What is the appropriate camera?Pocket Camera? Or an SLR? 8. What is the appropriate camera? 9. Use a Tripod! The secret for razor-sharp pictures is a steadyplatform Dont move! 10. Use a Tripod! 11. Or a Monopod 12. How to Make the Letters Readable? 13. How to Make the Letters Readable? 14. How to Make the Letters Readable? There are two classic recommendations but both arecontroversial! Chalk Shaving cream Many genealogists believe that both will damage atombstone but some scientists disagree. 15. One bird feasting onmulberries will leave moreacids on a tombstone than acase of shaving cream! 16. How to Make the Letters Readable? Spray some water on the tombstone! 17. How to Make the Letters Readable? 18. Sometimes You Get Lucky 19. Sometime You Get Lucky 20. How NOT to Make the Letters Readable 21. Tombstone Photography 22. Recommendation: Use a slow shutter speed And use lots of light! 23. If the area is shady, bounce somelight! 24. If the area is shady, bounce somelight! 25. If the area is shady, bounce somelight! 26. If the area is shady, bounce somelight! 27. If the area is shady, bounce somelight! 28. Add Depth of Field! How Big is ThatTombstone? 29. Add Depth of Field! How Big is ThatTombstone? 30. Tombstone? 31. Some Example Photographs 32. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 33. Some Example Photographs 34. Some Example Photographs 35. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 36. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 37. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 38. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 39. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 40. You Might Find a Family Tree on aTombstone 41. You Might Find a Family Tree on aTombstone 42. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 43. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 44. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 45. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 46. Tombstones Often Provide Clues About theDeceased or the Family 47. Tombstones Sometimes Provide Puzzles! 48. Tombstones Sometimes Provide Puzzles! 49. Tombstones Sometimes Provide Puzzles! 50. Some Unusual Tombstones 51. Some Unusual Tombstones 52. Some Unusual Tombstones 53. Some Unusual Tombstones 54. Some Unusual Tombstones 55. Tombstone Photography 56. Some Unusual Tombstones 57. Some Unusual Tombstones 58. Some Unusual Tombstones 59. Tombstone Photography 60. Tombstone Photography 61. Todays Presentation is Available Online at:http://www.eogn.com/handouts/tombstone </p>