Probably not your normal post...Coin photography!

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  1. ucfjag

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    Hey guys, I'm assuming you don't have too many coin photos posted. But the main reason I have the camera and lens I do is for numismatic reasons. Here are some photos I took today and put into a Photoshop template. Btw, My first time using Photoshop was less than two hours ago. :mrgreen: C & C if you wish!


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    Really Super stuff! Love the reflection really works. Might wanna clean your coins though :)
     
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    I agree that the reflection is cool - how did you do that?

    I assume the coins were taken on a flat surface, then rotated to be vertical?

    I'm curious what 'template' you used on photoshop to get those shadows!
     
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    Very nice. These would make nice catalog shots. :thumbup:


    Absolutely NOT!!!

    Cleaning Coins - cleaning old coins
     
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    Thanks guys! I use a copy stand to take my coin photos, along with two OTT lights. Here's a photo of my home-made set up.

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    I used a Photoshop template for the images. It was really very simple. I hadn't used Photoshop until yesterday. Here's a few more shots.

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    P.S. DON'T EVER CLEAN A COLLECTIBLE COIN! You WILL lower its value.


    P.S.S. Here's a link to the template and how it's done.
    http://www.becokacoins.com/HowTo-ReflectionTemplate.cfm
     

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