Digital Humanities Centre


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

What you can do

  • Control lighting to bring out detail
  • Use tripod and remote control for sharp images
  • Use specialist software to adjust and edit 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
Student volunteer capturing image


  • Copy stand with light units
  • Portable DSLR camera kit
  • ‘Point and shoot’ digital cameras
  • Different lenses for optimal results


  • 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

  • Insurance may be required if borrowing equipment to take off-site.

How to book


Examples of photographic work

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

Visit the anniversaries through coins project



Digital Humanities Centre

Humanities Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3191