Digital Transformations Hub


Capture professional standard digital images using high quality equipment and software. 

Photography in the DHT

What you can do

  • Photography for publication, web, teaching and research.
  • Photograph documents and objects in high resolution.
  • Photogrammetry, archive, macro, turntable photography.
  • Use specialist software to edit images and enhance images.
  • Borrow digital cameras for projects/research/field work. 

Why use us

  • Achieve high quality images
  • Photograph 3D items or pages from delicate or unusual sized texts
  • Get advice and support
  • Free resource for Faculty of Arts staff and students
  • Develop skills that last


  • Copy stand with light units
  • DSLR cameras (Canon / Pentax)*
  • A range of lenses including macro, zoom and fixed*
  • Light tents /boxes, green screen, turntable.
  • ‘Point and shoot’ digital cameras.
  • Tripods

*to be used in DTH only.


  • Photoshop - image processing, colour correction, editing
  • Lightroom - digital photo processing and editing



What do I need to know?

  • Copyright restrictions may exist on your original material. You are legally responsible for staying within the law.

Check our copyright guidance before you start your work

  • Booking advisable. If you are unfamiliar with the equipment please let us know when you book. We cannot guarantee detailed knowledge of specialist equipment.
  • Insurance may be required if borrowing equipment to take off-site.

How to book equipment

Please email ahead to check the equipment that you wish to borrow or use on-site is available.


Examples of photographic work

The Anniversaries through Coins project uses the DTH photographic equipment and imaging software to capture detailed images of ancient coins.

Visit the Anniversaries through Coins project



Digital Transformations Hub

Humanities Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3191