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Old 14-09-2015, 01:57 PM
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I am experimenting with coin photography and just constructed a light tent out of lego bricks

I used a black and white background, producing different images of a koala silver coin. Which is the most preferred type of coin photography?



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Old 20-09-2015, 11:52 PM
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Photography is about understanding of light.
Anyway well done on an improvise reflector.

The most preferred photos draws the beauty of the coin & make the coin favorable condition to be sold.
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Old 21-09-2015, 04:36 PM
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there are few ways to present your coins as a photograph.
1. Lean, highly detailed close-up
2. Artistic way

Think of taking a photo of you wife: you can ask her to stand in front of a blue backdrop, tell her not to smile and take a passport-photo of her. Or ask her to pose and give you the nicest smile and you take a candid of her.

The method you use above, is of the 1st one. You highlight all the minute details on your subject, which is a good thing if you are selling your coin on eBay. Any flaws will be very obvious in the photo. However you can achieve this highly-detailed shot with just a flatbed scanner, don't need a light tent or light box. Put the coin on the scanner, run a scan and you get very detailed shot of your coin. You get photos of the coin with no reflection no shadows (in photographic terms: flat, dull, uninteresting).

Not a bad thing really, especially for eBay photos. Really helps if you got into a dispute.
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Old 21-09-2015, 04:39 PM
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As for backdrops, I like black background for gold and silver coins. Light backdrops suits dark subjects better.



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Old 21-09-2015, 07:57 PM
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Close up shots are too boring, tonnes on the net.

Daniel's mogolian coin composition looks good.

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Old 28-09-2015, 09:46 PM
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thank you for your feedback! I shall try out the composition and more black backdrops.

dun have a scanner, so just use a compact cam hehe
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:52 PM
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These are beautiful coin photos. Thanks for sharing them.
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