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 lightbox 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 lightbox on my desk near the window, I could take a quality photograph but I was struggling to have the camera, on its 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 lightbox 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.

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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