Institute of Archaeology

Archaeological Photography


The course provides an introduction to basic photographic techniques and conventions in archaeology.

Topics include:

  • introduction to basic photographic principles and theory
  • 35 mm cameras and lenses and basic lighting
  • photography of ceramics and bones including "moving light"
  • close up photography and developing and printing
  • computing in photography
  • preparation for publication

Course information

  • Code: ARCL2035
  • Course unit value: 0.5
  • Coordinator: Stuart Laidlaw
  • Prerequisite: 
  • Handbook: open»

For registered students

  • Moodle page:open»
  • Reading list:
  • Note: This course has a maximum enrolment of 24.


  • Runs every year

Bookmark and Share