They’re both one dollar coins, but can you tell which countries they come from? No googling, please. (Hint: the animal icons are a big giveaway!) Besides flag-collecting, I also enjoy numismatics (coin collecting). These two one-dollar coins are part of a 179-coin collection. Any suggestions about the picture?
If you can afford to buy a gallon of milk, you can afford this to try out this trick! (That is, if it’s a not a white plastic jug milk; perhaps you’ll have to use a jug of water; as long as it’s “clear”).
Basically, you can just cut off the bottom of a plastic milk jug, set it over your coins, cut off the top of the milk jug enough to let your camera look down inside, shine a bright light on one side of the milk jug….and tada! You’ve got nice even lighting over your coins!
Wow! I hadn’t thought of using a milk jug for photographing coins. Do product photographers use similar items to create different settings for their products? Below is an example of a coin picture employing the creative trick.
Hmm. It didn’t turn out as expected. Perhaps it requires lights on both sides. Also, try moving the light source away from the jug a bit. The lighting isn’t as even as it should be. Also, try photographing the coins on a piece of glass. If the light is coming from above, it should refect the light, making the background more white.