Collection Photography

Aesthetically and technically refined imaging of individual artifacts or products for presentation or archival purposes.
Background, lighting and composition are all areas of consideration for exhibiting your objects most effectively.

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Paul Revere Creamer
Silver Creamer in the art collection of The Huntington, with a remarkable quality of luminance. From the collection of The Huntington.
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Paul Revere Creamer
Capturing the name impression is historically essential on this piece, which dates back to the American Revolution. From the collection of The Huntington.
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Paul Revere Creamer
High-resolution photography reveals the subtle details engraved on the vessel. Diffuse lighting avoids harsh highlights. From the collection of The Huntington.
 
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Lidded Jar
A work by American ceramic artist Harrison McIntosh. Diffuse lighting reveals form yet avoids harsh highlights. From the collection of The Huntington.
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Magic Lantern Slide
This antique image plate is backlit to hint at the projected quality of the colorful illustrations. From the collection of The Animal Museum.
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Magic Lantern Slide
"The Dogs and Monks of St Bernard" single image seen in a close-up that reveals its full projected quality. From the collection of The Animal Museum.
 
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The Huntington - French Provincial Furnishings
High dynamic range imaging used for even illumination.
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The Huntington - Paintings & Sculptures
High dynamic range imaging used for even illumination.
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The Huntington - Exhibition of Photography
Ambient illumination; polarization used to remove reflections from glass covered framed art.
 
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Clay Bird
Artist Rafael Perea is well-known for organic sculptural representations of birds, here lit to reveal form. Artist collection.
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Stereo Card
An example of early immersive viewing. Collection photography can express an aesthetic aspect and context. From the collection of The Animal Museum.
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Antique Chinese Dolls
Made from paper, cardboard and thin wire. Collection photography is essential for documenting artifacts. Private collection.