Capture those special images for the things and events you want to record, or transfer your documents, photographs and other physical media, to digital images.

Freelance Photography

We are available to serve your photographic needs for:

  • Meetings and conferences
  • Landscapes

Document Imaging

If you have lived in both paper and digital worlds, you know the value of both media. We can help you bridge the two worlds with these services:

  • Image Capture — especially configured for large, fragile, bound or unbound archival documents, prints and photographs, oil and watercolor paintings, posters and playbills, charts and maps, or transparencies
  • Consulting — best practices regarding selection of scanning equipment, design of workflow, workstation configuration, image file naming, indexing, cost estimation

Image Capture Technology

The image capture technology consists of a Toyo 4 x 5 view camera equipped with a Schneider-Kreuznach APO-Symmar f-5.6/150 mm lens and a Better Light Super 6K scan back mounted on a 48″ TTI copy stand.  This technology has been used for digitizing thousands of unique, historically significant, and often fragile archival items from the Rare Books Division of the Library of Congress, from the Special Collections Branch of the National Agricultural Library, and from other cultural heritage repositories.

The Super 6K scan back offers unparalleled resolution, with image sizes up to 48 megapixels in each of the red, green, and blue 14-bit color channels, for a total up to 144 megapixels.  Information on the unique capabilities of the Better Light Super 6K can be found at http://www.betterlight.com/products4X5.html.  Source document illumination is provided by a pair of UV-filtered 330W Videssence high frequency fluorescent lighting units.  The configuration is large enough to capture documents up to 15” x 20” at 400 ppi resolution in a single image with no interpolation.

Links to some of the historical collections digitized as the result of projects managed by Dan are provided below:

1.  Library of Congress — The American Memory Project and the National Digital Library Program

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

2.  National Agricultural Library — Special Collections

http://naldc.nal.usda.gov/collections/

3.  National Park Service — The National Register of Historic Places

http://www.nps.gov/nr/about.htm