Digitization 201: Setting Up a Digitization Studio with a Camera and Copystand


Event details


The Digitization 201 webinar series is a national education program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts provided with support from grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the William Penn Foundation.


In conversation, CCAHA Photographer Andy Pinkham and CCAHA Manager of Digital Imaging, will describe step-by-step instructions for setting up a basic digitization studio with camera, copystand, and lights. This webinar highlights specific space and budget considerations to keep in mind while establishing your studio.

About the Speakers:

Maggie Downing, Manager of Digital Imaging, CCAHA

As Manager of Digital Imaging, Maggie Downing is responsible for assessing and tracking imaging projects at CCAHA. These include single document scans, the digitization of full books and special collections, and printed facsimiles of fragile materials. She meets with clients to evaluate digitizing options, provides estimates and proposals, and assists with image processing.

Maggie joined the staff in 2018 after working with the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Granger Collection historical image library in New York. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from New York University and an M.A. in Art History from the City College of New York.

Andrew Pinkham, Photographer, CCAHA

Andrew Pinkham is responsible for providing support to the conservation laboratory through creating and managing conservation photographic documentation. He works with clients to provide digital images for access and creates facsimiles.

Prior to joining CCAHA's staff, Andrew was a commercial photographer. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions in the Philadelphia area, most recently at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Paradigm Gallery, and Gravy. Andrew holds an associate degree in Communications from Dean College and an associate degree in Photography from Antonelli Institute.

About Digitization 201:

Digitization 201 continues CCAHA’s series of focused webinars that highlight specific topics related to digitization project planning and completion. These Digitization 201 webinars will tap into expertise at CCAHA in areas of conservation and fundraising, to be presented in a conversation format. Each webinar will be approximately 20-30 minutes and presented monthly through the end of the year (registration required). Sessions are recorded in order to be viewed as a series or according to specific subject relevant to you.