There are things that the camera can see that the eye almost can’t see, and often when I am photographing things and we are working with conservation, we will see things that you didn’t realize was there.

Graham Haber, The Morgan Library, New York City





Cultural heritage photography is diverse with different needs and challenges. In order to address the comprehensive nature of cultural heritage collections we provide both specialized and tailored solutions aimed at giving the best output with regards to image quality, material safety and workflow.

We provide both modular and configurable solutions for all different kinds of digitization needs as well as complete installations for new systems. We also help optimize individual components of existing solutions. As all our products are modular, it is always possible to renew parts when technology evolves into new areas.

As the need for digitization is rapidly growing, museums, libraries and other institutions with valuable collections are expanding their digitization efforts and rapid capture is necessary. Collections often fall into four distinct categories: Flat reproduction, book reproduction, film scanning and objects/large art.


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This category includes the scanning of all different types of transparent film material as well as historic glass plate negatives.

Traditional scanner solutions often work with fixed sizes, such as 24x36mm, 6x6 or 6x9, thus limiting the versatility of the equipment substantially. Medium format camera based “scanning solutions” work with all sizes of transparencies, determined only by the illuminating light box, which may indeed be very large.

To make the scanning setup effective and to increase overall productivity, Film Scanning Kits are available with Film Carriers for the different types of film and glass plates.

The high resolution, high dynamic range and quality of the Schneider Kreuznach lenses of the camera systems is applied to its full use when scanning transparencies, where excellent color reproduction is mandatory. Capture One CH 8 offers a range of settings for adopting the raw processing to different types of positive and negative film and to glass plates.

There is a tremendous speed advantage in the instant medium format capture over scanning, which may speed up the process by a factor of 200 to 300 or more.



A large part of cultural heritage photography deals with digitization of rare and sensitive books. Digitization of books often requires special attention to the binding as this can be fragile and affect how the material is treated. Book scanning of rare artifacts should always be done with the highest possible care to ensure the integrity of the material although this can limit the capture and production speed.

On regular reprographic copy stands, the operator has to check and adjust focus as he works his way through a book – this is a slow and inefficient process. The BC100 book capture system provides the best basis for rapid book capture production. It uses a glass plate with a fixed focus and photographs two pages at a time to considerably increase production times while ensuring careful treatment of delicate materials.



Most cultural heritage collections include documents, manuscripts, photos, musical scores, letters, cards, etc.

Flat reproduction is centered around a reprographic stand and a high quality camera solution with prime optics to capture every detail and color. It is important to have a consistent digitization workflow with uniform quality that is combined with the best possible ergonomic environment for the operator as digitization projects often take place over long periods of time.

Modularity and configurability are key factors and we support the possibility for creating a customized solution by providing the best modular products or by adjusting already existing solutions.

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Objects and large art

This area of cultural heritage photography covers digitization that typically takes place away from the photographic studio when objects are too large or too fragile to move.

Large scale paintings are usually lit using an even cast of light while three-dimensional items may need to be illuminated with a harder lighting setup to highlight the shape and form of an object. Portable flash, continuous or even natural available lighting are used during these tasks.

Best photographic results are always obtained by utilizing medium format solutions, either based on MF DSLR or technical cameras with tilt/shift movements.

The fastest workflows are achieved using an automatic DSLR system like the Phase One 645DF+ in combination with an IQ digital back. Optimum quality with tilt and shift movements can be attained with a technical camera in combination with an IQ digital back.




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