Category Archives: Museum photography

Museum photography for wikipedia with the Canon 16-35mm lens

Back when I wrote about the canon 14mm lens I suggested that the Canon 16-35mm would be better for museum photography. Well I have now purchased on and after some use I have found that in short it is. 16mm … Continue reading

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Museum photography with Canon 14mm lens

The Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM to be exact. It is a canon L series lens so the usual standards of high build quality and sharpness along with low distortion apply. There are websites that specialise in such questions if … Continue reading

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Photographing Calshot castle

I decided to try out my new camera at Calshot Castle. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great so the whole thing turned out rather dark. The castle is a fairly typical Henry VIII artillery fort. On the plus side it is … Continue reading

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Wikipedians at the herbert

Back on the first of October wikipedians visited the Herbert. The event seemed to go fairly well. The museum staff were extremely enthusiastic and wikipedians got some access to some interesting stuff as well as writing some new articles. Including … Continue reading

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Photographing the Meyrick Helmet

There had been a photo request for the Meyrick Helmet for about 5 months when I finally went and took one. It is not an easy item to take a photo of. It is reflective so flash is a problem … Continue reading

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A wikipedian’s review of Fort Nelson

First a disclaimer. Royal armouries fort nelson is currently going through a major rebuild so a lot of this will soon be outdated. I’ve mentioned Fort Nelson before but this is the first time I’ve visited in a while. As … Continue reading

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The point of diminishing returns on image donations

One of the standard things that comes up when wikipedians talk to GLAMs is the subject of images. Even in the form of donations of image collections or allowing wikipedians in to take pictures. This is understandable. It is something … Continue reading

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