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Lighting Tips For GSA Morgans

 
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 Posted 09/24/2022  5:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add corax to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have some GSA Morgans I'd like to photograph, and I recently purchased the Tomlov microscope that has been discussed in other threads here. The attached photos are about the best I've been able to do so far. I'm hoping for tips and suggestions for improvement.

Mostly default settings used. I did calibrate the white balance with an 18% gray card. LEDs within the camera turned off, stand LEDs as close to vertical as I could get them, and aimed just above the coin.

Thanks in advance.

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 Posted 09/24/2022  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My only suggestion would be to try to get the overall lighting even across the whole coin.
The bottom third of your images are darker.
Maybe another light source appropriately placed?
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 Posted 09/24/2022  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very hard to obtain what would appear to be even lighting conditions, when strong radial mint luster is present.

Perhaps two light sources at right angles may solve this problem.
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 Posted 09/25/2022  04:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Reverse pic looks a bit out of focus?
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