November 2016

Imaging Diagnostic on a 14 th Century Gilded Icon


This new paper is a valid example of the application of non‐invasive imaging methods (technical photography and multispectral imaging) before and after the conservation treatment of a work of art. Read our latest publication Pre and post Conservation Diagnostic on a 14 th Century Gilded Icon from Taormina, Sicily This paper reports on the [...]

February 2016

Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination


Just published Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination. A. Cosentino “Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination” e-Preservation Science, 13, 1-6, 2016. This paper discusses technical photographic methods based on the extended infrared sensitivity of a digital camera modified with the removal of the in-built hot mirror filter on the CCD or CMOS sensor, which in [...]

February 2015

Best lens for Technical Photography: Coastal Optical 60 mm TESTED


We just tested Coastal Optical 60 mm lens on our Nikon D800 for technical photography (visible, ultraviolet fluorescence, ultraviolet reflected, infrared) and infrared reflectography.  This is an  apochromatic lens in the range 310-110 nm.  Indeed, the lens didn't need any refocusing while shooting technical photos in the UV, VIS and IR region. It really resulted [...]

February 2013

Photoshop for Infrared False Color. Speed up tips.


In this blog I give tips on using Photoshop CS6 to speed up some infrared false color (IRFC) imaging editing.In a time of economic restraint, it's important to improve productivity. This's pretty true for cultural institutions that are usually underfunded and since I'm running my little service for art documentation, I know really well that [...]

Infrared False Color for Art Examination


We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! I noticed that I'm focusing this blog too much on technical and geeky stuff on how the scientific tools work rather than telling why we actually use the different imaging methods.  So, this post explains why we use Infrared False Color [...]