First Week

Slide Show

My first week interning at the North Carolina Department of Archeology.

I've been scanning more than photographing.

They have thousands and thousands of slides going back for decades that need to be digitized and put into the database.

But It's hard to feel like I'm contributing anything knowing even if I devoted my entire internship to scanning these slides, I'd only complete a small fraction of this never ending task.

They're pretty underfunded and only have a full-time staff of two people. And I'm the only photographer right now.

I'm left on my own for the most part, scanning and photographing artifacts. It's all pretty basic object lighting stuff. But I've gotten pretty rusty lately and I'm not satisfied with anything I've shot yet.

There's a copy-light-esque setup that I've yet to learn. And I need it to speed things up.

In class I'm used to stressing over ever shot, and now I need to switch to quantity but without loosing quality.

I tend to zone out for a bit towards the end of the (working) day. And while I was dicking around I took a few DIY reversed-lens macro / tlit-swift shots using my Rebel XT and a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor lens with metal lens hood.

I'll post some of the more interesting slides soon, adding to my Flickr set of antique photos and slides.

hole in the ground #3,687

Diggers Digging


Canon Rebel XT
Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor lens
with metal lens hood

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