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Tried out new copy stand this morning

gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

Thanks @lablover
I think I need to work on how to show luster in the pics.






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    coastaljerseyguycoastaljerseyguy Posts: 1,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like the toning on the 23 & 24.

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    bagofnickelsbagofnickels Posts: 349 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice pictures! Love the color on the 24 especially.

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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lighting is generally good, although you may want to look into axial lighting if you want to get the fields to light up. You should also invest in a higher resolution camera to bring out the finer details on the surfaces.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are pretty good pictures. I’m still at practice, practice and more practice. Could you please post a picture of the stand.
    I bought one for my iPhone and it’s great except to use it I have to remove the Otter Case to fit it in the holder and I seem to have misplaced an attachment. I’m still looking 😁

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    gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @The_Dinosaur_Man said:
    The lighting is generally good, although you may want to look into axial lighting if you want to get the fields to light up. You should also invest in a higher resolution camera to bring out the finer details on the surfaces.

    I shot them with a nikon 3100 but emailed them to myself and did screenshots to cut the photo size down.
    I'll try different camera settings in the future to test results.

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    pretty decent results and presentation.

    you should be able to get a good idea of what the coins will look like before even shooting the images if you have a viewfinder or screen or whatever it is called. tethering is pretty popular but not often used enough. i didn't really need tethering but it sure woulda saved my poor back bending over looking through the nikon d90 viewfinder screen.

    if you aren't into moving the lights or camera, you can rotate the coin as needed and use an image editor to rotate them back. paint.net is VERY quick for such a thing.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are great pictures... Cannot offer any suggestions about luster though... I am just a point and shoot picture taker.... Not like most of the people here... Cheers, RickO

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    cheezhedcheezhed Posts: 5,686 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pics seem a bit underexposed. Light positioning has the biggest impact on coin photos. Moving them around can change an image from so-so to exceptional. Experiment with light position.

    Many happy BST transactions
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    gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some old green label PCI slabs.




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    gtstanggtstang Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2022 12:43PM

    @Jzyskowski1 said:
    Those are pretty good pictures. I’m still at practice, practice and more practice. Could you please post a picture of the stand.

    Here's a quick pic. I'm using onion skin paper to diffuse the light.

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2022 1:32PM

    Yup. @ Gtstang
    As I figured. I really need to get serious and purchase at least a dedicated photo set up. Some decent lighting and stand. Thanks, that’s a very nice setup. 😁

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,436 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2022 3:27PM

    The diffused lights are muting the luster and making the coins look not lit up enough, but other than that the pictures look great. Once you get the lighting right I think you will have very professional looking coin pictures with that setup

    Mr_Spud

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    labloverlablover Posts: 3,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:
    The diffused lights are muting the luster and making the coins look not lit up enough, but other than that the pictures look great. Once you get the lighting right I think you will have very professional looking coin pictures with that setup

    Agree.

    Sometimes diffused lighting is good, other times not so much. Try the lights un-diffused, use only three lights at 12, 4 and 8 o'clock. Another option is to Tether the camera to your computer so you can view the image in large screen.

    Crazyhounddog (Joe Best) gave me great advise on camera settings, might want to reach out to him for additional advise. Another member also provided guidance, but for the life of me I don't recall who it was.

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,849 ✭✭✭✭✭

    trying for more luster try this
    take off onion skin paper (which helps pick up color)
    bend lights so they are only a couple inches off platform aimed towards slab/coin

    I like your photos the way they are. but can not compare to what coins look like in hand

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