New Stuff Photoged

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by green18, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Seems there ain't enough time to do everything I want to do lately. some new 'addys' to the 'moderns'.........

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    Two different techniques on this one. Which do you like best?

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    The First one .
     
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  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The second I believe gives more detail.
     
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I like the reverse proof looking one. Which is more accurate to life?

    Also, are those scuffs on your V75? :facepalm:
     
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Scuffs , where?
     
  7. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    LI and above the rays on the obverse.
     
  8. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    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.
     
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  9. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Nah, just bad photography. The coin itself is practically (like Mary Poppins) perfect. The photographer is not.......:)
     
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  11. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    I like the first set of photos better...I like seeing the reverse cameo effect.

    Congrats on getting a V75 ASE...looks sharp.
     
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  12. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I'll go with the first photo as it looks more like a reverse proof does in hand (at least to me).
     
  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Now that's something new, and something I might try in the future.
    Is there any reading I can do on the subject?
     
  14. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    @messydesk turned me on to it for photoging reverse proofs.....maybe he has some suggestions?
     
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  15. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    I think the second technique gives a much clearer depiction of the coin. There seems to be more detail and altogether looks cleaner in my opinion. The first has that glare and what looks like some purple color. Although, I do really like the cameo grain in the first image. I don't know how it would turn out, but it might be worth a shot to try to stack them. Or maybe combine them so that the cameo fields show the grain of the first technique, and the reflective proof devices show the clean detail of the second technique. Just my thoughts, but in either case they are really good photogs!

    That ASE looks gorgeous, too.
     
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  16. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  17. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    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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