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Innovative Photography Techniques for Archeologists and Historic Preservationists

June 22 - June 26, 2020

Mesa Verde,

| $500

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Cliff Palace

Cliff Palace


Register Now with the Friends of NCPTT (3rd Party Registration)The objectives of the course are to provide archeologists and other cultural resources professionals with methods and technologies to become better photographers.

Learn to fully exploit your camera capabilities and know when and how to use the right camera for the specific job.


Topics to be included

  • Camera basics and light
  • Advanced methods
  • Digital High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography
  • Architectural photography
  • Reflective Transformation Imaging (RTI)
  • Close Range Photogrammetry
  • Drone-acquired Aerial Photography
  • Thermal and Near-Infrared Aerial Photography

Cost $500


Neil Dixon, The Front Standard Photography
David Knoerlin, FDI Precision Photography
Jesse Casana, PhD., Dartmouth University


The Photography classroom sessions will be held on the old Mesa Verde Research Center building. Upon entering the park, proceed on the main entrance road toward park headquarters and the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Immediately after mile post 19, turn right onto a park service road known as the CCC Loop. Proceed approximately 200 yds. to the old Mesa Verde Research Center, a large metal building on the right side of the loop. Limited parking is available at the research center. If this lot is full, additional parking can be found elsewhere on the loop or in a nearby overflow lot.

Square Tower House

Square Tower House


Lodging is available within Mesa Verde National Park at the Far View Lodge. A promotional rate is now available for reservations in (800.449.2288) and online (www.visitmesaverde.com) with PHOTO20 as the promo code. 22- 25, 2020.

Register Now with the Friends of NCPTT (3rd Party Registration)Rates

Rates starting at $149+ tax for Kiva and $156+ tax for Deluxe Kiva. Deposit Policy: First nights’ room, tax, and fees. Cancel Policy: Must cancel 24 hours prior to arrival.

Friends of NCPTT Events Cancellation Policy

Since workshops and conferences fill quickly, please sign up as early as possible. If you need to withdraw from an event, you must contact the organizer in writing via email at Tad_Britt@nps.gov or fax (318) 356-9119.

Cancellations more than 30 days prior to an event will be fully refunded less a $30 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations within 30 days of the event. If the Friends of NCPTT must cancel an event, you will receive a refund.

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Tad Britt


Mesa Verde National Park
PO Box 8 , Mesa Verde, 81330
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(970) 529-4465
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119