Small new purchase. Practice photo

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  1. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

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    IPhone 12, Crispus, small 18 mm bronze
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Good obverse image. Reverse is a bit out of focus. Otherwise, very nice! :)
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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I suggest you try placing the coin in softer light and focusing. Do not use the built in light but place the coin somewhere where the light works for you. Turn the coin around until you get the direction you want. The 12 is not known for good close focus characteristics but no phone takes the best coin pictures. Do not place the coin closer than the minimum focus distance. The camera has enough pixels to allow some cropping but too close always will be fuzzy. The link below discusses ways you can overcome the lack of macro about half way down the page. I have no experience with the accessory lenses and have never (will never) touched an IPhone. Like any other tool, you have to learn to use it.
    https://iphonephotographyschool.com/focus-tips/

    Bottom line: Buy a camera.
     
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  5. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

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    Thank you Doug, I value your opinion
     

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  7. furryfrog02

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  8. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Yep, thanks
     
  9. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Based on your pictures, it looks like the coin is completely silvered. Is that correct? or is that a product of the pictures?
     
  10. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Yes, I believe so
     
  11. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    You can always just get a 20x loupe and any cell phone camera will be just fine. Beware of coronal fall-off, but I’m not meticulous enough to care too much.

    iphone SE with 20x loupe:
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    I use the phones built in editor to decrease brightness between 10-20 and increase vignette to max white.
     
  12. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Larger coins have the most coronal fall-off, but it’s still not too bad.
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  13. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice photos. The next step is the crop the images. You might also want to place both the obverse and reverse together in a single photo. These are several free programs on the internet that you can use to do this.
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  14. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Yes, thanks, I am going to get a loupe.
    I need to put the coin together front and back.
     
  15. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    What program is that? I like it.
     
  16. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    I used Pixlr for this trial run 1619A66A-C114-447D-A17A-600ABCEF7FD9.jpeg
     
  17. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Nice coin, I like it. Thanks
     
  18. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    Here is my new attempt 7543D7B1-D09C-4571-909E-CE725A224B65.jpeg
     
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  19. Amit Vyas

    Amit Vyas Well-Known Member

    Try keeping the iPhone over a stack of books for maximum stability and same-sized obverse and reverse images. You can use the earphones as a remote shutter release: pressing the volume buttons takes a photo. There is a free version of Lightroom on iOS, which allows more advanced editing than what is available in Photos.
     
  20. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Microsoft Paint is my preferred. Use the phones editor to adjust brightness and vignette, then use Paint (preloaded onto all windows computers) to put front and back together.
     
  21. Amit Vyas

    Amit Vyas Well-Known Member

    I process images on my Laptop and combine them using Paint as well. When I have to use the phone/tablet, sites such as this one help: https://www.peko-step.com/en/tool/combine-images.html
     
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