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Trying To Get My Lighting Figured Out.

 
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 Posted 05/30/2021  2:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SearchHound to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I recently started playing with filtering my lighting sources trying to capture true colors. It's been difficult, to say the least. Using natural, scope, and selfie ring lighting filtered with tissue, plain white printer paper, and paper towels.

The Three Cent Nickel has green toning. Pic with natural lighting filtered with tissue.
The Silver Proof Quarter. Pic with selfie ring lighting filtered printer paper.
The Lincoln Cent has blue/purple/red/orange toning. Pic with scope lighting filtered with printer and tissue paper.

Does the LC & Quarter show too much reflective lighting?








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 Posted 05/31/2021  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quarter shot looks great...IMO cent needs a bit more light along with the 3 center
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 Posted 06/01/2021  01:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinphotofan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is the reason to use filtered light to capture colors? Color presentation is more related to the position of the lights.
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 Posted 07/02/2021  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lighting is my biggest problem.
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 Posted 07/03/2021  09:02 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The issue I have more than the filtered light is the images all appear to have been put through a posterising filter (removing colors) before saving, they don't look natural. Really apparent to me on the Quarter.
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