Item description for Numismatic Photography by Mark Goodman...
A first of its kind, Numismatic Photography reveals the secrets to quality digital photography through a structured, systematic approach that is easy to apply, simple to learn and guaranteed to produce spectacular results.
Whether the coin you are photographing is encapsulated or raw, deep mirror Proof or dark copper, Mint State or circulated, the skills and techniques taught in this book allow even the beginning photographer to capture the true essence of each coin, with life-like brilliance, contrasting devices, sharp detail and perfect bands of luster.
Some of the topics covered in this book are: Imaging Concepts, Color and Luster, High Contrast Coins, Low Contrast Coins, Toned Coins, Special Imaging Techniques, Image Presentation, and more!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.8" Width: 6.8" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2008
Publisher Zyrus Press
ISBN 1933990090 ISBN13 9781933990095
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Goodman
Mark Goodman was one of the first MTV VJs and is a radio host on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Big 80s channel.
Reviews - What do customers think about Numismatic Photography?
Fantastic Book! Sep 6, 2008
Mark Goodman has created a wonderful book on coin photography. Concise and easy enough for an amateur like myself to learn from.
If you sell coins on the internet, or just want amazing pics of your prized coins and medals, it is a no-brainer to buy this book!
Great review of current tools and techniques Aug 28, 2008
I'm very new to numismatic photography, but I'm very interested in creating the best quality images of my collection possible.
This book presents a good overview of the tools (camera, copystand, lights, post-editing software) and techniques for doing this.
It is a short and easy read for the novice, and more advanced photographers should appreciate the extra sections written to go a level deeper into each topic.
Imaging coins of various compositions (copper, proof silver, gold, etc) are discussed in detail. Raw and slabbed coins are also addressed throughout, and the many sample photos thoughtfully include the camera, aperture, and shutter settings.
Thanks to the advice presented here, you don't need to spend a fortune on creating good images. But with some small tool upgrates and some hints and tricks as presented by Mark Goodman, virtually anyone can make great photos!
Best little book in the West! Aug 25, 2008
The author, Mark Goodman, has put together a nice systematic presentation of the material. For example, Mark has broken down high, medium and low contrast coins into chapters. In each of the chapters, Mark selected representative examples of coins that fall into the relevant contrast category. Photos of each coin are presented with changes in lighting. The photos are compared and contrasted.
I have bought multiple copies of this book (as gifts) and have recommended this book to collectors of material other than numismatics as the principles in this book are universal.
Quite pleased with this long-due book on coin imaging Aug 20, 2008
I've known Mark Goodman for a couple of years through an online forum for coins. His tips along the years have made my coin photography much better. He graciously provided PDF documents that were quite helpful along the way. I am counting on this book to really put me over the top and into a different class of coin imaging.
The book is well laid out and covers everything you need to become a top-notch coin photographer. It has beginner sections right along advanced sections, so this book is for anyone who owns a camera and wants to image coins.
I have yet to make it through the whole book... There is a lot of information to absorb. But my images are already improving and my skills were adequate before. Soon, they will be much more than adequate due to Mr. Goodman's instruction.
"Numismatic Photography" - Mark Goodman Aug 17, 2008
OUTSTANDING. Beyond doubt, this book is an indespensible addition to numismatic literature. In the Internet Age, coin photography is more important than ever. The body of work, hobby wide, will improve dramatically as hobbyists improve their skills - thanks to this book.