Day 3

may 10th

Jos Uljee and Jacqueline van der Kort, photographers at The Royal Library, The Hague, Netherlands

“In a few minutes we go to our first workshop of today. The one by Tony Nathan: ‘Visualizing Color Profiles in Digitization and Printing’. He will tell about color management and print profiles in digitizing. We make prints at the Royal Library and we are familiar with color profiles. But working with ICC profiles is always a struggle. Tony has a lot of experience; he knows what he is talking about. We hope that he shares his expertise with us and gives us some tricks. We’re also looking forward to attend Frans Pegt’s workshop about photographing silverware. That’s very informative for us as well, because in our collection we have quite a lot of books with silver fittings.”

Felicity Jenkins, photographer at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

“The first workshop I attend today was by Carola van Wijk: ‘Moving easel – capture a painting in tiles’. It was a combination of technical and practical information. Fantastic to see the technology and the systems the Rijksmuseum uses. In Australia we’re not stitching and tiling yet. Perhaps it’s something for the future. It’s really good to be here in person and see it. You can learn and look at so many YouTube tutorials. But to be on the 2and3D conference and have these conversations with the experts, that’s very special. My colleague Jenni and I are very happy we came the long way from Sydney to Amsterdam.”

Jenni Carter, photographer at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

“I went to Henni van Beek’s workshop. It was interesting to talk about Metamorfoze, technical applications and how things are evolving. Nothing is ever studied with photography standards. The main thing I learned is to be analyzing our workflows in a more structured way and to look at scientific instruments more in our everyday workflow. The next workshop will be from Scott Geffert. Again, it will be about standards. In Australia we look at America, we look at Europe; we have a hybrid of both. I’m interested in having worldwide standards for imaging.”

Steve Godfrey, photographer and technical demonstrator at the University of Northampton, United Kingdom

“I teach my students the skills to become photographers. This is the first time I’ve come to this conference. I’ve learnt a lot of things, especially about all of the different types of photography that involve the sector. Our university doesn’t offer anything to do with this sector at the moment. But we want to be the pioneers of the UK to produce students that understand and are able to become employed within the documentary world of 2D and 3D objects from museums and galleries. This morning, I went to the workshop by Andrew Fortune, ‘Highly Reflective Black Objects’. It was really great. He did a good job in explaining things. For example about the way he works with reflector boards to light the glass. I’ve learnt a lot, especially about how to photograph black glass against a black background. In the afternoon I’ll go to Rik Klein Gotink’s and Manon Schooneman’s workshop: ‘Photographing damask woven fabrics – a highly dedicated photographic solution’. Fabrics have so many surfaces, textures and weaves. It’s good for me to try to understand how to light all these materials. I’m sure I’ll learn something. So I can pass it on to my students. Being part of this conference at the Rijksmuseum is a very positive experience. I’ll definitely come back in 2021!”

Björn Fritzke, TU Bergakademie, Freiberg, Germany

“I really enjoyed Roy S. Berns’s workshop ‘Multi-channel visible spectrum imaging (MVSI) with a modified DSLR camera and four screw-on filters’. What surprised me most is the way the camera is modified to take multispectral images. At our technical university we are working on geological samples. So multispectral imaging is interesting. My role is to digitize the samples. The challenge is that the rocks absorb the light. But the inside is shiny and reflecting. That’s why I’ll also go to Frans Pegt’s workshop about photographing silverware. I’m sure I’ll pick up some tricks.”