Coin photography with sx160 is

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  1. learnerspermit

    learnerspermit New Member

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    Hi All,

    I just started my coin collection and I wish to post photos on the Web. However, I realize that the photos of my coins must be of primo quality because you never get a second chance to make a 1st impression.

    I own a Canon sx160 is and i purchased because it could largely operate as point 'n shoot camera, however., it does have advanced capabilities and would welcome pointers from folks that have much more experience than what I do.

    My gut instinct tells me the settings encountered in the "P" shooting mode is where I should look for success. Yet and still, there are so many and I must admit I am lost in the woods.

    I would appreciate tour help and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
     

  2. porkphoto

    porkphoto Active Member Site Supporter

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    Well hello, I have a coin collection myself although its very small. I shoot to keep a record of the coins, I shoot in (M) manual mode and adjust the lighting to suit.
     
  3. learnerspermit

    learnerspermit New Member

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    Hi, thanks for your input. Would you care to share any specific details as to how you go about it? Perhaps I could replicate your process at home.

    Thanks!
     
  4. porkphoto

    porkphoto Active Member Site Supporter

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    I have a small table-top studio platform and a bunch of lights. Its just a simple assemblage I put together from things I bought at the local home improvement store. As far as the settings in the camera I make the necessary adjustments on the fly so-to-speak.
     
  5. Caladina

    Caladina Active Member

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    Best way is to post a couple picture so we can have a good laugh...............i'm joking of course, post a couple pics so we can see what level you are at and we can guide you in the right direction.

    and welcome to the forum :)
     
  6. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    Not really. The aim is to help people, not deflate them. Post away, and if someone can help you, they will.

    Gary
     

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