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TT99: 'Archaeology in action' -- photography

Most of us know how to use a camera and make a photo, but this is how a pro like Tony Middleton does it. He sets up two small wooden falcons, and then adjusts his camera position. Then he takes his exposure, and shoots a Polaroid picture. He keeps the film warm (out of habit--you need it in England more than Egypt) under his arm, and then takes the picture out. [This process is repeated until everything is right and then a conventional film photo is taken.]

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