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Mar 29, 2014 12:41:43   #
I never think of birds colliding. Pretty funny!

Regis wrote:
I saw two Canada Geese coming in for a landing on the lake when they smashed into each other. No harm done.
They were about 150 feet in distance.
Taken at 600mm.
 
Mar 29, 2014 10:57:25   #
I'm just catching up on the forum replies to my coin question. You may like the site I built, http://www.themarylandmint.com/ and you can see on the cover shot the gold coins photograph. I covered the reflection of the camera by putting more coins from other shoots on the photo. We used an angled piece of glass precariously set to catch the light and an overhead camera. In the early days, you could see my fingers in the coins...what a hoot. My customer even bought a camera like mine (Nikon P510) but is still sending me coins -- he doesn't like the results he gets.
merrill01 wrote:
I am a numismatist (which is a fancy name for a coin collector) and have photographed coins of all types for years. My suggestion is to photograph them in the sun and hand hold the camera. This gives you more opportunity for different angles. A velvet background works well. I also have had good luck using close up lenses. These can be found in a set of four for less than 20 bucks. If you do not have a DSLR, I have had good luck just using my point and shoot camera. This set up works well for a small to medium amount of coins. Hope this helps. --- Mark ---
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Mar 29, 2014 10:51:00   #
Believe it or not, I actually made a pop up box for children's dresses I was photographying and then products.

I looked at the ring. I'm glad I have a Nikon and don't have to worry about it. Yikes. price tag halt.

izzi wrote:
Thanks for these leads, wow, this forum is great
Mar 29, 2014 10:42:09   #
Thanks for these leads, wow, this forum is great

wrogers wrote:
B & H seems to have something called a "pop-up" light box (or photo box) for photographing small objects at about $50 (which is a lot cheaper than say a Canon ring light at $549). I've never used either and am not an expert, but if you were only going to take a small number of pictures, say for a coin set done for a client, the ring light might be a waste of money. In addition, the search keys used for finding these things may be causing confusion regarding the correct terminology.

http://www.google.com/#q=pop+up+lightbox

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/lenses-flashes/speedlite-flashes/macro-ring-lite-mr-14ex?utm_source=google&utm_medium=Product_Search&utm_campaign=Google_Product_Feed&cm_mmc=GA-_-Camera_Flashes-_-G_Canon_Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-8127
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Mar 29, 2014 10:40:28   #
we tried this (putting the coins on the scanner), it sucked (but was fun)
Mar 22, 2014 10:06:31   #
I'm still trying to get the hang of conversing on a forum with several people at the same time.
 
Mar 22, 2014 10:05:43   #
The coins are replicas, but still, they pick up everything from finger prints to everything in the background. Plus I want them to look shiny.

Capture48 wrote:
Knowing nothing about coins I would have suggested one of those white photo cube a thread and a small piece of wax. Hang from top at the angle you want and use a macro lens. The white thread won't show up. If it does easy to clone out.

Of course if the coins are very valuable I realize they may not want you to put even a tiny piece of wax on the coin.
Mar 22, 2014 10:04:26   #
I tried snapping them outside but got the reflection of the trees... the gold coins are like a mirror. Its frustrating.

gemlenz wrote:
I suggest using a macro lens on a tripod, no flash, manual focus, natural light
Mar 22, 2014 10:03:03   #
Thanks for the tip, nice bike.

Jack47 wrote:
Welcome.......and a tip if I may.
When replying to a specific post click on "quote reply"
Mar 22, 2014 09:48:37   #
gemlenz wrote:
I suggest using a macro lens on a tripod, no flash, manual focus, natural light


I have tried this but the gold is like a mirror and reflects everything, so I got the trees in my yard.
Mar 22, 2014 09:44:34   #
 
Mar 22, 2014 09:29:02   #
thank you. i posted a question yesterday and got responses right away.
Mar 21, 2014 11:04:36   #
I built a website for a client, www.themarylandmint.com and take a lot of his photos for his coins now. Its just as tough as can be because it seems that I always get a reflection of the camera in the coin. Has anyone ever had to take photos of gold coins?
Mar 21, 2014 11:01:35   #
I'm not a professional photographer, but over the years I have had to pick up photography knowledge for my work. I use a Nikon P510 now and have learned a lot. I take passable product shots, but now want to take passable interior and exterior shots of homes. I don't want to go to a removeable lens camera because that is really crossing the monetary lines into being a pro, so I'm trying to squeeze as much as I can out of the P510. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!
 
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