Sunday, January 26, 2014

5 Tips for Gravestone Photographs and Documentation & New Book

The following is from PhotoTree.

Just Released

A Kindle eBook

An all new book:  More than 30 original photographs and drawings illustrate tips and tricks. Available for Kindle and the Kindle app on your iPad, PC, Mac, and other tablets.

Only $2.99

Chapters Include:

1 – Document the Cemetery
2 – Using Google Earth
3 – Time of Day & the Sun
4 – Taking the Picture
5 – In-Ground Markers
6 – Internet Sites
7 – To Clean or Not to Clean
App A – Medallions & Insignia
App B – Simple Reflector Card

How to Buy

Rewarding Cemetery Research

Overcome Tricky Lighting and Gravestone Challenges

Everyone knows good lighting is key to most photos. Unfortunately you do not have control over lighting in a cemetery - until now. I will show you how. Also, there are many ways to document your cemetery research, including location tagging with GPS, and posting information on gravesite databases. Learn the basics of using Find A Grave and Billion Graves in Gravestone Photography and Documentation.

Free Cemetery Documentation Form

Download a Free PDF form. 

This handy Cemetery and Gravestone Form will help you remember what to document during cemetery research trips. Use it as a checklist of things to look for and record. It is available as a PDF; and Word file that you can modify if you wish.

The Illustrated Home Archivist Series

Archival techniques for your documents, photos, and heirlooms.

Gravestone Photography and Documentation is the second in a series of illustrated works on every aspect of your home and historical archival needs. It joins the recently released Archive Photographybook.

The Illustrated Home Archivist series of books contain up-to-date information, original writing, tested and proven archival techniques, and are illustrated with professional step-by-step photographs and drawings to help solve your most challenging archival tasks.

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