I tried a variety of search terms and came up empty, so here we go!
I want to digitize a collection of maps. All I have at home is a dinky A4 scanner. There are no oversize scanners to be found in my city.
However, I do have a DSLR, tripod, and small variety of lenses!
This is an actual example: Cassino '44 game map (relax, it's my photo)
That mega-map is composed of four maps, each measuring 85x54cm.
To digitize it with the DSLR I assume one would shoot directly center-downwards from a tripod... as for the rest:
- How much should I try to "get" in one photo? (i.e. - reasonable expectation for coverage? multiple shots of each map?)
- What lense focal length(s) will minimize distortion?
- What f-stop makes sense?
- How best to light the image?
- Can Photoshop handle the stitching heavy lifting? Or should I use a specialized tool like Hugin?
and so on.