To ensure the collection of artefacts was photographed correctly, a miniature photo studio was used to ensure each item was captured under correct lighting conditions.
This portable photography studio has built-in LED lights, and can be folded flat when not in use. This enables the museum to photograph objects from a number of different locations, while ensuring consistency between shoots.
An example photo, taken with the miniature photography studio.
How to take your own artefact photos
If you’re a collector of White Star Line artefacts or memorabilia, and want to take photos of your own, then here’s a list of recommended equipment:
Your mobile phone should suffice for taking photos, given the even brightness provided by the built-in LED lights.
Top Tips for taking your own photos
- Place your item towards the back of the mobile photography studio – it will catch more light.
- If photographing a tall object, make sure it’s placed upright, by using a stand.
- Try and leave the camera in a fixed position. You can do this easily by using a mobile tripod. This way the light will remain as you photograph multiple objects.