Tip of the Day: Freeze the Bling

To photograph a new coin or other small, very shiny object, I place the coin on a stiff card and slide it into the freezer for 15 minutes. While it’s chilling, I set up the camera and light so the exposure can be done quickly. Removing the coin from the freezer by holding the card keeps the coin nicely frosted until you snap the picture.—Reader Tip from Bob Mayo of Baton Rouge, LA

To photograph a new coin or other small, very shiny object, I place the coin on a stiff card and slide it into the freezer for 15 minutes. While it's chilling, I set up the camera and light so the exposure can be done quickly. Removing the coin from the freezer by holding the card keeps the coin nicely frosted until you snap the picture.
—Reader Tip from Bob Mayo of Baton Rouge, LA