I just made this for my grandson
It’s not for sale – Im not sure who the original designer is and the likeness is probably covered by copyright so…no sale. Fair enough as fan art though for my grandson, I think.
Looks nice back lit also.
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What about having your work printed and displayed on an acrylic stand?
Prices will vary according to size and complexity but we can assist
Disclaimer: the example is just fan art and not for sale
As a part-time photographer of coins and bullion I found this method best.
It provides an even “through the lens” lighting which can’t be replicated in any other way.
Made from 4mm MDF and finished in black or silver
You can have it ready to assemble (it just slots together and a dab of superglue at key points) or ready assembled (adds to postage)
GLASS is NOT SUPPLIED. You need an A4 sheet of normal 2mm or 3mm glazing.
How to: Axial Lighting Macro Coin Photography
Axial lighting is a term used to illuminate the subject through the lens.
The light source comes parallel to the surface the subject rests on and is pointed directly to a sheet of 3mm glass placed at an angle of 45 degrees. Some of the light is reflected downwards and provides perfect, even, overhead lighting of it.
Some of the light will pass through and it’s important to have something black (or dark) to absorb the light to stop it reflecting back which would then get passed upwards and cause lens flare.
The various images will show the equipment we use.
Important here is the 100mm 2.8 macro lens which gives more room to work with – there is room to place the glass over the subject but under the lens. We couldn’t do this with a supermacro lens like the 65mm.
The glass is normal 3mm thick window glazing. We have taped the edges with insulation tape to aid in moving it.
The glass can be supported using any stand or simply hand held.
We have a laser cutter so made a stand for it. It’s a perfect 45 degree angle to the light and subject and allows our hands free to attend to focusing and exposure.
The copy stand hold the camera and a spirit level is used to ensure everything is lined up.
Different effects can be achieved with different modifiers. Our preferred choice is barn doors with a grid fitted. This keeps the light parallel and shows up more contrast.
It also shows metal objects more as they appear to be if we were holding them. Notice how the silver field (background surface of the coin design) shows the reflections and slight dimples of the metal.
Using a softbox gives a wider field of light and gives a more illustrated result.
Had fun doing this Bitcoin Accepted Here illuminated display – hope I can sell a few before the bubble bursts 🙂
Just had the laser machine serviced – its cutting about 60% faster now
Work done by http://atklaser.co.uk/ who I can highly recommend for all your laser machine requirements
Just finished this piece which will come with a sound activator
The lights should change in time with the music – how cool is that
5 layers of MDF – 4mm acrylic – and about 5 hours mto construct.
Available in any design which will fit in the circle (free mock-ups available)
This stands approx 380mm tall and 370 wide
It runs off mains – all cables and plugs fitted (just plug and play) and a handy remote control to change the mood
£70 plus £4.90 p&p
A customer ordered one of these and I had to make one for myself too!!
Love making these signs!!
Just completed this large illuminated display for Chards window display
Its 350mm in diameter and lit by RGB LED lights