High Dynamic Range Imaging for Documentation Applications
High dynamic range imaging (HDRI) allows more accurate information about light to be captured, stored, processed and displayed
to observers. In principle, this allows viewers to obtain more accurate representations of real-world environments and objects.
Naturally, HDRI would be of interest to museum curators to document their objects, particularly, non-opaque objects or whose
appearance significantly alter dependent on amount of lighting in the environment. Currently, few tools exist that aid curators,
archaeologists and art historians to study objects under user-defined parameters to study those object surfaces in meaningful
ways. In this project the student is free to approach the challenge as they see fit, but would be expected to design, implement
and assess any tools and techniques they develop. The student will then develop techniques to study these objects under user-specified
conditions to enable curators and researchers study the surfaces of these objects in novel ways. These methods may involve
tone mapping or other modifications of light exponents to view objects under non-natural viewing conditions to have surface
details stand out in ways that are meaningful to curators.