I HELP THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF ANCIENT EGYPT SHINE THROUGH

Photography and book-publishing support by a qualified Egyptologist

The ancient Egyptian civilisation developed an undeniably recognisable and beautiful visual brand.

And it’s that beauty, that style, that permeated both the lives and the afterlives of the Egyptians that’s the driving force still bringing us into the Egyptology fold today.

It’s a gateway drug, and once we’re in, we become further entrapped by this fascinating culture, from the daily lives of farmers and craftsmen through to the crazy and complex religious beliefs and philosophical concepts.

Hi, I’m Julia, an Egyptologist, photographer and book typesetter. As a visually inspired person, when I study the amazing objects and the writings left by these people, it breathes the very life into me. I want to help them look their very best, be it laying out text in a book or creating beautiful images with my photography.

And that’s where you come into play. If you’re a museum or book publisher dealing with the subject of ancient Egypt, I’d love to see if we can work together.

Or, if you’re a person as passionate about ancient Egypt as I am, I hope you’ll find something here to scratch that itch.

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Using photography to nurture your mental health

Much like physical health, there are things mental-health services can do to help when you’re in crisis. However, there are also steps we can take ourselves to help keep our mental health as robust as it can be during times of stress and strain.

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Telling a story with photos: ceramics conservation for Before Egypt

Artefact photography is just one aspect of what I do. Another, at the other end of the scale, is documentary photography.

Unlike my artefact photography, which is carefully controlled and thought out, documentary photography is about working with what you’ve got, and reacting to the moment. Your environment dictates the photography, rather than the photography dictating the environment.

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What is focus stacking?

Focus-stacking is a technique photographers use when they can’t get all of their subject in focus in a single shot. And it’s a technique that I use almost all the time for my artefact photography.

But, what do I mean by getting all your focus in one shot?I think everyone’s familiar with the idea of focus being about getting a sharp, not blurry, image.

However, various factors can affect how much of your photo is sharp.

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STORE UPDATE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

As of 26 March 2020, the print-on-demand company I use for the items in my shop are having to cease working temporarily due to disruptions in their supply chain.

You can still buy things from my shop, but your order won’t be fulfilled until my printers are back in operation.

If you choose to buy something during lockdown, your order will remain with the printers, and I’ll keep you updated throughout.

I’m gutted to have to tell you this, but so many of us are having to make changes to our lives and to our businesses for the next while.

Thank you all so, so much for your support x