Easy Way to Photograh the Edge of a Coin

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by cdb1950, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. cdb1950

    cdb1950 Senior Member


    The link above shows my first attempt to photograph the edge of a
    large medal using the reflector technique. I took the cone shaped
    reflector from a large flashlight and placed the medal in the bottom.
    The edge was reflected in a mirror image around the medal. Then, I
    masked the medal and vertically flipped that part of the image, then
    flipped the entire image to get the right perspective. Works great!

    Apparently, some folks have been doing this for a long time, it just
    took me a while to figure out that the flashlight had the perfect
    reflector. I just thought I'd share my revelation with the group.

    Sometimes, the simple things can be the most fun!

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  3. chocho

    chocho Senior Member

    Wow Nice Shot... I didn't know you could do that!:goofer:

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Wonderful idea :thumb:
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Coin Hoarder

    really nice pic! and a great tip!

  6. Foster dollar

    Foster dollar Coinguy

    Great job

    Michael "Foster Dollar" Foster
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