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When photographing artifacts for the aim of documentation it must be very precise and clear for showing all the features and details of archaeological artifacts. We must pay attention and take care of the artifact in the image as well as everything else.
The two types of artifacts:
When we are taking a picture of a piece with three-dimensions we must put it on a wrapped table with cloth which is appropriate and contrasts to show shadows. Light should be standard colors and good lighting from both sides. Set up the camera on the stand to ensure that there is no movement. Then measure the light and and set the speed of the shutter and adjust it on the camera. Then capture the image and then change direction of the of artifacts to get the image for the piece from all sides, as shown in the pictures below
Flat pieces are placed on a piece of card which is then the background. The image is captured by the steps described above but the camera is directed from the top showing the piece in full shape. As shown in the picture below