Technical Photography represents a collection of broadband spectral images realized with a modified full spectrum digital camera and different lighting sources and filters. These useful images for art diagnostics are: Visible (VIS), Raking Light (RAK), Ultraviolet Fluorescence (UVF), Ultraviolet Reflected (UVR), Infrared (IR), Infrared False Color (IRFC), Infrared Fluorescence (IRF).

March 2016

February 2016

Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination

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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 [...]

January 2016

Technical Photography Filters Set

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CHSOS offers the Technical Photography Filters Set at 970 euro + 20 euro shipping. They are the 4 filters (52 mm thread) that we use for our Art examination service and we test in our research publications. Visit our Technical Photography Filters Set page for more info. Technical Photography (TP) for Art diagnostics represents a [...]

December 2015

Technical Photography for wall paintings. Nunziatella di Mascali, Sicily

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We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! CHSOS collaborated with Catania (Sicily) Archaeological authorities to contribute Technical Photography Diagnostics on the newly discovered XII century wall paintings in Nunziatella di Mascali, Sicily. CHSOS studied them with high resolution Visible, Infrared and Infrared False Color photography. We contributed "Indagine [...]

September 2015

Effects of Different Binders on Technical Photography and Infrared Reflectography of 54 Historical Pigments

2016-10-17T16:32:35+00:00

Just published: A. Cosentino “Effects of Different Binders on Technical Photography and Infrared Reflectography of 54 Historical Pigments” International Journal of Conservation Science, 6 (3), 287-298, 2015. DOWNLOAD Technical Photography (TP) is the collection of broadband spectral images in the range 360 - 1100 nm collected with a modified digital camera: visible (VIS), ultraviolet [...]

August 2015

DOWNLOAD: Practical notes on ultraviolet technical photography for art examination

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Just published “Practical notes on ultraviolet technical photography for art examination” Conservar Património 21, 53-62, 2015. DOWNLOAD THIS PAPER This paper discusses two technical photographic methods based on the use of ultraviolet sources for art examination: Ultraviolet fluorescence (UVF) and Ultraviolet Reflected (UVR). While the first imaging can be realized with any digital [...]

July 2015

XUME Magnetic Filter Adapters for Technical Photography

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We just upgraded our Technical Photography equipment with Xume Magnetic Filter Adapters.  They allow to quickly snap-on filters without any need to screw them. This saves threads on lenses and filters.  Xume adapters make Technical Photography workflow much faster. Xume filter adaptors for Technical Photography   XUME Adapters utilize NdFeB rare earth magnets. I didn't [...]

May 2015

Conference: The discovered wall paintings in Sicily

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The Conference "Discovered wall paintings in the Crucifix Chapel" was held in Aci Sant'Antonio April 26th. The Crucifix Chapel. A cycle of 18th century mural paintings was revealed in 2012 during maintenance works in the Crucifix Chapel of the Mother Church in Aci Sant’Antonio. The paintings have survived along the corners of the originally square [...]

March 2015

How to use Technical Photography for mural paintings

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Download our just published study on the application of technical photography for the examination and documentation of wall paintings. Technical Photography for mural paintings: the newly discovered frescoes in Aci Sant’Antonio (Sicily, Italy). CHSOS used technical photography for the examination and documentation of wall paintings in Sicily. Visible, ultraviolet and infrared photography coupled with panoramic and [...]