Members Directory

The Members Directory is a new service where you will be able to find AHFAP members that offer commercial imaging services to the cultural heritage industry in the UK.

The directory and its contents are offered in good faith. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and AHFAP does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the details listed. Classified entries of members’ services does not imply any form of recognition, recommendation or guarantee of the member or the products and services provided. Readers are advised to check any information offered in the directory to their own satisfaction before relying upon it.

The directory is listed in alphabetical order.

To be listed in the directory please send an email to webteam@ahfap.org.uk, listing costs £15 per membership year. Details should include the following: company or trading name, contact name and telephone, address and web address and skills, in no more than 300 characters including spaces.

Trading NameContact NameTelephoneAddressWeb/email AddressSkills and Expertise
Antonia Reeve PhotographyAntonia Reeve+44(0)7808 474 926
+44(0)131 346 0469
4/1 Grosvenor Gardens
Edinburgh EH12 5JU
U.K.
www.antoniareeve.co.uk
antonia@antoniareeve.co.uk
I have many years experience in photographing for Galleries, Museums, Conservators, Artists , Craftsmen and private owners.

This includes Artwork Photography, Installation & Architectural Photography, Press and PR, and Digital Archiving.
Claire Collins PhotographyClaire Collins07961 108831Peckham, South East Londonwww.clairecollins.com
claire@clairecollins.com
With over 15 year’s experience in Photography I specialise in the Cultural and Heritage sector, as well as fine art and antiques. I have been trained and have extensive experience in handling and photographing all manner of objects of all shapes, sizes and materials, including rare books and fragile works on paper and I have a full understanding of museum practices. I offer a friendly and professional service, producing high quality, fully colour managed imagery both for record purposes and/or creative images for publication.
Colin White Photography and Digital ImagingColin White07530 330293204 Albyn Road, Deptford, London, SE8 4JQwww.niepce.co.uk
colin.white@niepce.co.uk
With over 20 years experience of photography and digital imaging in the cultural heritage sector Colin White Photography and Digital Imaging offers UK wide solutions for creative/technical photography, photography workflow, colour management, image quality management and image asset management.
Cultural Heritage Digitisation LtdJames Stevenson, Ken Jackson07562 894001, 07967 650614Kensal Rise, London W10www.culturalheritagedigitisation.co.uk
info@chdigitisation.co.uk
CHD is formed by the partnership of two experienced cultural heritage photographers James Stevenson and Ken Jackson. Both have worked in UK National Museums and have a combined experience of 50 years in this field. This experience of photographing almost every type of cultural object means that CHD has great confidence in satisfying customer needs.
Dani TagenDani Tagen07983 833203Deptford Bridge, Lodnonwww.danitagen.com
info@danitagen.com
Cultural and Heritage Photographer with over 15 years experience.

Consultant and Training for Museums, Galleries, Collectors, Publishers and Artists.

Main clients: the British Museum; Royal College of Music; V&A Museum; National Maritime Museum; The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust; The Horniman Museum and Gardens; Maidstone Museum; Museum of London among others.
DigitisingArt.CoMax Browne07966 436973Highgate, London/ Painswick, Gloucestershirewww.digitisingart.co
info@digitisingart.co
I have nearly 30 years experience as a freelance cameraman/photographer and am based in both London and the Cotswolds. An art history background has led me to specialise in photographing paintings and works on paper and video work includes shooting documentaries, infomercials and presentations for websites and TV.
Gary OmblerGary Ombler07973 666279Oxfordwww.garyombler.com
gary@garyophoto.com
Available for freelance commissions, with 20 years experience in traditional and digital photography. A specialist in photo illustration of artefacts, flat artwork and museum objects on location, for museums and major book publishers. All photography is produced with a high end digital backs for the highest quality images and true 16 bit colour. A good understanding of museum practices, I can offer an excellent service with a fast turnaround.
GenusSimon Brown024 7625 4955Hammond Close, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RYwww.genusit.com
info@genusit.com
We offer a wide range of digitisation equipment and services. Specialising in the digital capture of rare, fragile and specialist material. Our free consultancy, 'white-glove' handling approach and state-of-the-art digitisation studio ensure we work to the highest possible standards.
Hugh Gilbert PhotographyHugh Gilbert07973 14272980 - 100 Gwynne Road, London, SW11 3UWwww.hughgilbert.com
hugh@hughgilbert.com
Presenter of Hot Shots, Photography MasterClass in Architecture, for Discovery Programme. Judge for the Association of Photography Awards. He has an ongoing project, photographing artists in their studios. Hugh specialises in 360 degree Virtual Reality imaging, and high resolution photography of Art Works for reproduction and publication
Jamie Woodley PhotographyJamie Woodley07973 834929High Street Banwell BS29 6AAwww.jamiewoodley.co.uk
jamiewoodleyphoto@tiscali.co.uk
After postgraduate training with the Arts Council I have had twenty five years of commercial practice working in galleries and museums at regional and national level. I am highly skilled at the capture of temporary installation and permanent exhibition spaces and their audiences, from traditional displays to the most challenging contemporary art and public works in every sort of location.

My collection photography for archives, editorial features and websites has recorded every medium, from oils and miniatures, Arts and Crafts furniture and silver, to 3000 year old Chinese bronzes.
Justin Webb PhotographyJustin Webb07909 522 304Beckenham, South-East Londonwww.sculptedwithlight.com
info@sculptedwithlight.com
I am freelance photographer with a photographic degree, with a strong
interest in history and fine art. I possess considerable expertise and
practical experience in photographing historic and fine art objects,
sculpture, artefacts and fragile works on paper. I operate to very high
technical standards including consistency in colour management and lighting
design, post production, digital imaging and digital archiving to museum
industry standards. I have practical experience of museum environments and
standards, including location setups in temporary studios.
Kevin ThomasKevin Thomas01558 668938Hafodlas
Llanarthne
Carmarthen
SA32 8JD
kevinthomasphoto.co.uk
kevinthomasphoto@btinternet.com
Having spent a lifetime in museum photography I am now available for freelance commissions. Specialising in photography of works of art, museum objects, furniture and antiques, archive material, archaeological subjects, numismatics and industrial objects.
Peter HugginsPeter Huggins07785 311449The studio,
Wayside,
Honeycombe Road,
Little Plumstead,
Norwich, NR13 5HY
www.huggins.co.uk
pete@huggins.co.uk
Pete huggins studio and location photography for advertising and commerce. I have been freelance since 1980 after 11 years as a Medical Photographer. Many of my clients now include museums and Art collections and I’ve contributed to many catalogues and books in this field, as well as Architecture, Travel and Food.
Stuart Burford PhotographerStuart Burford07957 509 83645 Colwood gardens London SW19 2DSwww.stuartburford.co.uk
stuart@stuartburford.co.uk
Fine Art Photographer
All images are photographed using a high-end Hasselblad camera and Elinchrom lighting equipment to ensure the correct colour values and tones, all images are colour callibrated using an x-rite colour card, and delivered in a r.g.b tiff format with a Forga39 colour profile.
TownsWeb ArchivingPaul Sugden01536 713834PO Box 6041, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7ZDwww.townswebarchiving.com
enquiries@townswebarchiving.com
We are specialists in digitising old, fragile, and precious cultural heritage collections. We have photographed all manner of historic and archival items – from books, journals and photographs; to 35mm slides, microfilm and oversize maps.

We also offer unique digital collections management software for organising and accessing digital image collections, and a web design service for creating bespoke searchable image gallery websites.

Organisations we have worked with include Marks & Spencer, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, English Heritage, The Royal Photographic Society and others.
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Museum Photography and Digitization Workshop

Text: Kira Zumkley

Images: Kristin Phelps on behalf of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust

This June Dani Tagen, Photographer at the Horniman Museum and Kira Zumkley, Photography Manager at the Science Museum Group embarked on a fantastic opportunity to lead a workshop in museum photography and digitization at the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust for the Cultural Heritage Technology and Innovation initiative. The Trust’s mission is to invest, facilitate and build capacity to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being. It is a much-needed effort as Puerto Rico has been experiencing an economic depression for 12 consecutive years which has led to a mass emigration of more than 200 individuals permanently leaving the island every day.

Hearing the stories of the people left behind and about their endeavor to save Puerto Rico’s cultural heritage from disappearing alongside their fellow countrymen has been a humbling experience. But more than that it has been an affirmation of how important it is to create communities, provide education and enable people to preserve their culture and history for generations to come.

Museums and cultural institutions in the United Kingdom are starting to understand that in order to engage people in a dialogue about the past, present and future and to create income; it is more and more necessary to make digital a dimension of everything they do. What would a museum look like without an online presence? Or, imagine museum websites, social media pages, curatorial talks, HLF applications, exhibitions, flyers, posters and publications without accompanying high quality photographs!

These were among the many questions raised during the first day of the workshop which was designed to get the attendants thinking about the benefits of museum photography and digitization. The participants ranged from freelance photographers, to collections staff and even museum directors. The presentation, group exercises and final discussion panel was a great success with more than 50 people attending, many of which had enrolled for the following four days of hands-on training as well.

Workshop attendants photographing an object using focus stacking

The second half of the workshop focused on providing the participants with basic photography and digitization training, tailored to the standards that must be applied when working in the cultural heritage sector such as correct exposure, white balance, colour space, file format and metadata. Feedback was of the highest order with all attendees giving the workshop between 9 and 10 out of 10 points.

First results using the flat copy set up

The willingness to work together across country borders and languages to support cultural heritage and share knowledge is a great opportunity to make our sector stand out and it has been a privilege to work the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust and the people of Puerto Rico.

Group photo from the 2017 Museum Photography and Digitization workshop at the PRSTRT

 


 

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