05 October 2012

Photo Friday: Small Medallions

If you have small charms, medallions, or other artifacts, they can be tricky to photograph. I find that my ironing board studio and the light box work wonders for such small objects. 

Mia Maid Medallion
Exposure: 1/40, aperture: f/3.5, focal length: 14.4 mm, ISO 80

This pendant is very small. With the light box on my desk near the window, I could take a quality photograph but I was struggling to have the camera, on it's tripod, zoomed in enough to keep the photo in focus and still have the medallion fill the frame of the photograph.

Instead of remaining frustrated, I placed the light box on my ironing board and adjusted the height and angle of the tripod and the ironing board until I finally had the right combination for the job. 

Mia Maid Medallion
Exposure: 1/40, aperture: f/3.5, focal length: 14.4 mm, ISO 80


The medal is much larger this way. I still need to learn more to improve the sharpness of my photograph, but I can easily add this photograph to a heritage album with a page about a young woman's religious experiences.

2 comments:

  1. Great tips for photographing your medallion! Thanks!

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