Statewide Hisorical Building Project
Documenting NH building 200+ years old
INFORMATION ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY PROJECT:
The objective of this project is to photographically document buildings and structures that were built in 1823 or earlier in every city and town in New Hampshire. A future exhibit and publication will be planned to share our work with the public. Below are draft guidelines for the project.
NHSPA needs your help and input on this project:
How do we cover the entire state and include every town, city, etc.? According to the New Hampshire State Government website, NH has 13 cities, 221 towns, and 25 unincorporated places.
Should we assign photographers to regions / locations around the state in order to get adequate coverage? Would a member like to manage this aspect of the project? ( we can provide a list of towns and cities in the state).
How do we prevent duplication of effort where multiple photographers may photograph the same buildings in a particular location, this could be a problem with a place like Portsmouth or Dover for example?
Would a member like to volunteer to do some research to find out if there is an existing state wide inventory of old buildings we can work from? I will be contacting the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources.
What have we missed?
Associated Press Guidelines
The content of a photograph must not be altered in PhotoShop or by any other means. No element should be digitally added to or subtracted from any photograph. The faces or identities of individuals must not be obscured by PhotoShop or any other editing tool. Only retouching or the use of the cloning tool to eliminate dust and scratches are acceptable.
Minor adjustments in PhotoShop are acceptable. These include cropping, dodging and burning, conversion into grayscale, and normal toning and color adjustments that should be limited to those minimally necessary for clear and accurate reproduction (analogous to the burning and dodging often used in darkroom processing of images) and that restore the authentic nature of the photograph. Changes in density, contrast, color and saturation levels that substantially alter the original scene are not acceptable. Backgrounds should not be digitally blurred or eliminated by burning down or by aggressive toning.