How to photograph coins?


Hello to everyone!

I'm trying to make good photos of my coins. Here is my best try:

On my photo I see coin as bronze coin, but in real it is bimetalic. Detalization is also poor. I can't understand what I'm doing wrong?
Please help.

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Hi,

I'm not a specialist but I think that you should try another lighting. Maybe natural sun light.

i use differnt setup.

DSLR Camera 

Tripod 

Table lamp (led)

 

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Hello Fay88,

yes your main mistake is lighting. In order to obtain the natural color of the photo you need natural light. Also, since the coin is in holder (with plastic sheet) watch out for reflections, i.e., you should choose a light, but without direct sun rays shooting place.

For detalization of your photos first of all use tripod, macro and delay functions, and place coin close to lens.

That's how I photograph coins:

Result:

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yes very good . and i use shutter release for more clear images.

Gayan Sirimanna wrote:

yes very good . and i use shutter release for more clear images.

Hi, may by you can show me how your "work palce" looks like?

Best

Hello, and thanks for answers! I'm doing much better pictures now (I'll post examples later).

Tom, how you made this white background in you result picture?

Hi,

I've trimmed picture using Photoshop, you can see video here: http://youtu.be/sVKLhMIOCQk

Regards, Tomas

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Thanks for your answers! Tom nice video.

I finally made better photo:

Gayan Sirimanna wrote:

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http://ceylontokens.com/  all coins i take using my setup

 

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