- March 4, 2017 at 4:15 am #22043
They’re both one dollar coins, but can you tell which countries they come from? No googling, please. (Hint: the animal icons are a big giveaway!) Besides flag-collecting, I also enjoy numismatics (coin collecting). These two one-dollar coins are part of a 179-coin collection. Any suggestions about the picture?
1/50 sec. f/3.6 7.4 mm
ISO 80March 9, 2017 at 9:47 pm #22097
I didn’t know coin collecting was called numismatics!
The one on the right has got to be New Zealand, right? And the one on the left…. I’d guess Australia?
I think it’s interesting the lighting that you chose. I love the prominent shadows!
On the opposite extreme, are you familiar with a creative secret for photographing coins under exceptionally soft, even lighting?March 10, 2017 at 7:36 am #22099
Yes, numismatics is coin collecting, as philately is stamp collecting. You’re absolutely right on guessing the one dollar coins. I actually took the picture with the early evening sun as my lighting.
On the opposite extreme, are you familiar with a creative secret for photographing coins under exceptionally soft, even lighting?
I’m not aware of this secret. How do you go about doing it?
March 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm #22129
- This reply was modified 9 months, 1 week ago by Joshua Ong.
If you can afford to buy a gallon of milk, you can afford this to try out this trick! (That is, if it’s a not a white plastic jug milk; perhaps you’ll have to use a jug of water; as long as it’s “clear”).
Basically, you can just cut off the bottom of a plastic milk jug, set it over your coins, cut off the top of the milk jug enough to let your camera look down inside, shine a bright light on one side of the milk jug….and tada! You’ve got nice even lighting over your coins!March 16, 2017 at 7:04 am #22212March 28, 2017 at 6:49 pm #22493
Hmm. It didn’t turn out as expected. Perhaps it requires lights on both sides. Also, try moving the light source away from the jug a bit. The lighting isn’t as even as it should be. Also, try photographing the coins on a piece of glass. If the light is coming from above, it should refect the light, making the background more white.
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