A Guide to Photographing Architecture, Monuments, Sites, and Topography

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Caption Recommendations

All pictures must be submitted with captions. The captions may be edited (particularly to highlight useful information) but it is a commonplace that the photographer knows what his or her picture shows. The following information must be provided:
  • Month/Year photograph was shot
  • Where is the object(museum), building, or scene (site)
  • For Objects:
    • Name of Object (or what it is/what it illustrates)
    • Material (if known)
    • Artist (if known)
    • Relative or actual date (if known)
    • Photographer's viewpoint (e.g. "oblique view from the top right")
    • Any useful information you care to add
  • For Architectual and Site Photography:
    • Room and structure identifiers, for architecture, and habitation level, for sites (if known)
      (for miscellaneous objects, such as a loose column capital, provide the name of the building it came from, if known, and it's approximate location in the site, i.e. what building it was near when you took the picture)
    • Structural material (if known)
    • Artist (if known for architecture)
    • Date of building and/or occupation
    • Photographers viewpoint, including compass direction (e.g. "overview of site, looking to the SE")
    • Characteristics/features shown in this image (i.e. why did you take the picture?)
    • Any useful information you care to add
       
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Please send your comments concerning The Stoa: A Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities to Ross Scaife (scaife@stoa.org). This document was published on: June, 01 1999