Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by green18, Nov 29, 2020.
Two different techniques on this one. Which do you like best?
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Also, are those scuffs on your V75?
LI and above the rays on the obverse.
Quite agree. The lights were positioned to bounce off of a white card indirectly illuminating the subject, where as, the other two photogs were direct lighting.
Nah, just bad photography. The coin itself is practically (like Mary Poppins) perfect. The photographer is not.......
Congrats on getting a V75 ASE...looks sharp.
Now that's something new, and something I might try in the future.
Is there any reading I can do on the subject?
@messydesk turned me on to it for photoging reverse proofs.....maybe he has some suggestions?
That ASE looks gorgeous, too.
The purple fringe might be a longitudinal chromatic aberration that causes very high contrast bits that aren't perfectly in focus to show diffraction. I remember talking about this somewhere, maybe here, maybe somewhere else, where the snakeskin cameo wasn't in precise focus and this effect turned the entire coin pink or blue.
Actually, if you take a picture lit both ways, then put each in its own Photoshop layer, you could blend them for the look you want. I'm not sure how that would end up looking, but it's worth the experiment.
I like this look. Experiment with placement of reflectors until you get the look you want. In general, high contrast surfaces (brilliant proofs) need low contrast (diffused) light. Digital film is cheap.
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