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Imaging attemps for today

Trying to zero in on good images.
I took these today. I know we all like to look and discuss coin. That's why we're here!
If I double posted an image I dare not edit because I have had threads especially lately go to "must be reviewed before posting" and it never shows up again. I don't know if it's some kind of glitch. I was trying to capture the spectacular color on one of them.


  • I also have a grading question. How much does the break in the frost of a coin affect its grade?

  • The coins with the black background were inside using lights.
    The coins with the white were taken in daylight.

  • CocoinutCocoinut Posts: 2,488 ✭✭✭✭

    Your images are sharper than previous ones, but you need to adjust the white balance and exposure to get more realistic results. Keep trying. Coin photography can be challenging, depending on whether it's a circulated or MS piece, metal composition, toned, proof or PL, among other variables. A decent camera/lens and proper lighting are essential.

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  • slider23slider23 Posts: 578 ✭✭✭✭

    On the white background you have to get rid of the blue tint.

    If the 83 O looks like that in hand, a good photo.

    I went through a learning curve on how to post coins on eBay for sale that represents what the coin looks like in hand, but getting an attractive photo that will help the coin sell. I had one Morgan recently that the eBay photos always made the coin look bad, but I sold it and moved on. You have good camera equipment, so once you learn the techniques you should be able to put out some outstanding photos.

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,152 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like too bright of a light on most of the pics. Just gotta play around with lighting and i think you'll have better pics.

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  • Tom147Tom147 Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Earlier pictures, to much blue. Later ones just a little to bright.

  • I'll keep working on it.
    The 1883o definitely looks better in hand. Lots of color and very clean.
    I wish the auto mode worked better on this camera.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower... Photos look great to me.... Reading the commentary, while I am sure it is constructive, it is far beyond my photographic ability.... Nice coins... you have a lot of O mint Morgans... Is that a focus series for you? Cheers, RickO

  • @ricko thank you for your comments.
    To answer your question yes I am very much interested in New Olreans Morgan's.
    Believe it or not my primary focus is 1921 Morgan's. It's a very challenging series in a few ways. So may interesting VAMs. I like to study them. I have around 100 of them. They are a BU. I look for die cracks, pl, and errors. I didn't realize how much I like Morgan's until I caught the fever!

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