This webinar will cover two important areas of lighting for institutions of Cultural Heritage: technical color accuracy, and creative lighting techniques.
Join us on March 16th, 2016 for this free webinar, there will be two identical, roughly 2 hours, sessions, one at 10:30am EST and one again at 3:00pm EST. We expect the length to be between 2 hour to 2 and a half hours.
Technical Color Accuracy
Finding lighting with good color reproduction is much harder than it sounds. A label like “Daylite balanced” is as meaningless as “low-fat” labels on food, and two 6500k lights can differ greatly in their color accuracy. Even CRI, held up by many as an absolute, is prone to being cheated and may not tell the full story. Fortunately there are metrics and tests that can provide insight as to whether a given light is a good illuminant for Cultural Heritage imaging. By the end of this presentation you’ll have the theoretical knowledge and practical steps to evaluate your current lighting and allow a more skeptical and evidence-based view of the lighting you might consider in the future. Topics include color temperature, CRI, CQS, spectral analysis, FADGI compliance, proofing, and metamerism and span both basic and advanced topics.
Creative Lighting Techniques
Most Cultural Heritage imaging is done with proscriptive lighting; flat, even, and set by the numbers. But there are times where descriptive lighting is appropriate. Creative lighting can accentuate, uncover, or hide aspects of the physical object, providing increased visual appeal, enhanced research value, or increased accessibility. We’ll cover specific techniques such as raking light for enhancement of texture as well as some more general topics like hard vs soft lighting.