Collection Imaging Techniques at the Florida Museum of Natural History

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Basic Information

Date: November 9, 2016 from 1-5 pm.

Location: Florida Museum of Natural History


Due to a large amount of interest in specimen photography workflows, there will be an in-house workshop on techniques for imaging collection items at the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) organized by staff of iDigBio and the FLMNH. The workshop is geared towards collection staff, and will be an opportunity to exchange expertise in imaging techniques and workflows to aid in future digitization endeavors. Presentation topics include specimen imaging protocols from various FLMNH divisions, manual camera operation, image organization, image use in Specify, and more.

Workshop Materials


Time Topic Presenter(s)/Leader(s)
1:00-1:10 p.m. Welcome and overview of agenda Zach Randall, Ichthyology/iDigBio
Geena Hill and Stacey Huber, Lepidoptera
1:10-1:25 p.m.

In situ and lab photography in field settings

John Slapcinsky, Invertebrate Zoology
1:25-1:40 p.m. Workflow for imaging invertebrates in lab and field Gustav Paulay, Invertebrate Zoology
1:40-1:55 p.m. Workflow for imaging Lepidoptera Stacey Huber and Geena Hill, Lepidoptera
1:55-2:10 p.m. Vertebrate imaging techniques & Ichthyology Workflows Zach Randall, Ichthyology; iDigBio
2:10-2:20 p.m. COFFEE BREAK
2:20-2:35 p.m. Workflow for imaging mammals Verity Mathis, Mammalogy
2:35-2:50 p.m. Using automontage and stacking Jon Bremer, Lepidoptera
2:50-3:05 p.m. Workflow for imaging vertebrate fossils Sean Moran, Vertebrate Paleontology
3:05-3:20 p.m. Image setups on a budget Ronny Leder, Vertebrate Paleontology
3:20-3:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK
3:30-3:45 p.m. Imaging workflow using a copy stand kit with some tricks Jeff Gage, Marketing; Photography
3:45-4:00 p.m. Metadata & Lightroom Kristen Grace, Marketing; Photography
4:00-4:15 p.m. CT 3D imaging Ed Stanley, Herpetology
4:15-4:30 p.m. Specify and image storage option Warren Brown, Office of Museum Technology
4:30-4:45 p.m. Image aggregation and standardizing metadata Kevin Love and Alex Thompson, iDigBio
4:45-5:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks / Discussion Zach Randall, Ichthyology/iDigBio
Geena Hill and Stacey Huber, Lepidoptera