Photographs Across Time: Studies in Urban Landscapes

Digital Photography

Author(s): Mary J. Thornbush and Sylvia E. Thornbush

Pp: 33-60 (28)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608059843115010006

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Digital photography is the form photographic form that is most easily employed in the field and for quantitative study of landscape change. Digital cameras are increasingly cheaper and images more capable of capture detail. For these reasons mainly, digital photography is integrated into research studies both qualitatively (pictorially) or for quantification (measurement). Entire databases are being constructed using digital cameras, including museum collections, many of which now have a digital database or gallery associated with them. The digital image is an indispensable tool for fieldworkers. This chapter comprises of a case study that illustrates how digital photography can be employed to establish a digital archaeological record based on photographs taken in the field of headstones located in several urban churchyards situated within central Oxford.

Keywords: Adobe photoshop, digital cameras, images, pictorial representation, repeat photography/rephotography, quantification, visual records.

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