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Old Sep 22, 2004, 9:30 AM   #1
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I'm planning on photographing badges having chrome plating and embossed features. I'll use my D70 but I have no special lighting equip. After I have the photo I will remove any background, using photoshop, so the result will be the badge only. Any advice on the best setup for this?

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Old Sep 24, 2004, 6:54 PM   #2
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Diffused Light, maybe outside if you can. Flash would create shadows, but may produce sharper images. Use black background.

Use a tripod and f8-f16 for good sharp pictures. Use a bigger f stop if you need more depth of field (f22). If your using your flash, you can diffuse the light by putting a ply of toilet paper over it to soften the light.

Try different angles and experiment.:-)

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Old Oct 10, 2004, 8:23 PM   #3
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Perhaps, you want to invest in the ring light. B&H carries 2 which is about $90. They are Phoenix and Vivitar but make sure it is for Nikon.

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