Photographing Finds & Find Spots

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Photographing Finds and Find Spots

Modern metal detectors weigh a ton, the last thing you need to be doing is weighing yourself down with a large amount of complicated photographic equipment.

Fortunately with the advent of affordable compact digital  cameras there is no need to lug around an SLR and a variety of lenses.

For photographing find spots all you need is a simple compact digital camera. If you can get a compact digital camera with a decent macro function, so much the better, as you can also use it to photograph your finds.

A camera that fits in your pocket and takes good sized (2GB+) SD cards is what you should be looking for. SD cards can be bought so cheaply now from sites like amazon.co.uk that you can even use them for backs ups. Once you have filled one card just put in a new one and store the old full card somewhere safe in case you have a computer melt down.

A quick word of caution about photographing find spots. More and more, metal detectorists are sharing photographs of their finds online. It used to be that you only got to brag about your finds once a month at your detecting club's meetings. Nowadays, internet bragging rights are where it's at. When you are snapping shots of your coin or artefact still sticking out out of the clod of earth, is there anything in the background that might unable an unscrupulous individual to identify the find location? Buildings, a church steeple, a road etc. Also, the landowner might not appreciate photographs of their property being plastered all over the internet and your local finds liaison officer, museum or archaeologist might prefer that exact find spots are kept secret.

Be sure to charge up cameras batteries and check your SD card has space on it (or that you have a spare SD card) before heading out. It's no good having your camera on you if you can't use it when you need it.

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