Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Protocolo técnico para la fotografía de fuentes filológicas primarias

Ricardo Guixà, Alberto Montaner


This paper presents a technical protocol for taking photographs of primary sources of philological use for documentary purposes. The protocol is designed for obtaining an image as close to the original object as possible. The first section provides a detailed description of the materials necessary for photographing handwritten or printed texts. The next section describes a method adapted to the new circumstances of digital photography, in two steps: capturing RAW images, then editing them. This study gives a systematic description of the first part, describing, step by step, the technical decisions related to photographic shot settings in different lighting situations, with the aims of maximizing the quality of the result and preventing any loss of relevant data.

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