I knew that the tricky part of photographing coins would be getting the white balance right because the camera makes automatic re-adjustments that aren??t helpful. I thought I had a system that would do the trick but it didn??t quite work out.
1. Photograph all coins under the same conditions (time of day, lighting, lens, focal length, tubes, all camera settings).
2. Photograph in RAW format.
3. Use the ??click white balance? function in Canon??s Digital Photo Professional to get all of the backgrounds to white and then adjust the brightness as appropriate.
I thought this would be enough to crack it, but as can be seen there are even variations in the background colours for each coin. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Any tips or suggestions would be welcome.
85. Ili ne ..ig ilin tia plu (or if you prefer, They don't make 'em like that anymore).