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    Posted: 02 Jun 2006 at 8:40am
I applied some filters to make it look cool.. ;-)  cm
 
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Do you mean this is a photoshop doctored photo or you tried to create it from scratch?

Assuming it is a photo, what kind of camera did you use? I know when I was using my pocket camera I was getting frustrated with the lack of manual focus. It is hard to focus through the slab. I ended up getting a cheap SLR with a Macro lense and am very happy. I don't really need photoshop to edit the pics anymore.
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I used a Sony DSC-S75 or something like that. Then I did some filters in Photoshop to make it looks hand colored. My main challenge has been good lighting. I just got a new camera: Canon S3 IS.  It has a macro that goes to 0" can't wait to try it. Yes really 0"...

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does the S3 have a manual focus feature?

I went to a DSLR because I got tired of the auto focus picking the slab instead of the coin.

That 0" feature will be fantastic. You should be able to get some incredible zoom shots. I need to get a good fixed macro lense for my camera.

What do you use for lighting? I currently use two clamp on lights at just above the lense level. it seems to work pretty well.

Check out Mark Goodmans article on taking photos. He is one of the best and I link to this site from my own under useful links.
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That is an excellent article and one of a few that I keep bookmarked for reference.
 
coppercoins.com also used to have an article on photos, but I can't seem to find it now.
 
Taking good pics is trial and error until you finally hit that sweet spot. We have spent countless hours getting it close. Even then, some days are better than others.
 
Different backgrounds work on different coins. We even use a variety of different lights. With each light, the farther you can get the better (within reason) and always use the lights at an angle.
 
I personally love the small halogen lights as they are easy to use, and project the light easily from 18 to 24 inches away, which helps with the heat.
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Yep, the heat is an issue. I use two 75W reveal bulbs and since they are near the camera, the user and the camera get very hot. Confused
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Our current set up has Two clear view bulbs (60 watts) three OTT lights (13 watts) and four Halogen spotlights (10 watts).
 
All are stationary (attached) to the camera stand, and can be used together or independently of one another.
 
After a few hundred photos, whomever is taking the pics, has a good sweat going.
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Photoshop is so fun to play with!  The more you mess with it the cooler you can doctor pics with it!  Nice Buff...

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The Canon A620 is an excellent camera for macro - gets about one third of an inch (10 mm) from lens to subject with the stock lens, and I think you can get it for about $250 on the internet.   Send me an e-maiol address and I will send you some examples.      Buzz      
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I like the work you done on the Indain head in photoshop it looks good.

If your worried about heat try using the florescent blubs that screw in. Used in place of the incidence blubs they dont get near as hot
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