Magnetic Ballpoint Blue Swirl

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This is a Magnetic Ballpoint pen in gunmetal and chrome, from Berea. The blank is a poly resin called Blue Swirl, from Woodcraft. I really, really like this one!
 

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Forgot to mention, I back painted the blank, painted the tube, and colored the epoxy. Don't know if it was necessary, but didn't want to take any chances.
 

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KMCloonan

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Not doing anything special. Just using my phone camera under some LED lights.
For my birthday last summer I received from my Daughter a small photography booth (about 18" square) from Amazon. It came with two small LED spotlights, and a small tripod for my phone, and several different color backgrounds. I thought for sure I would be able to take great pen photos.

Nope...

The bright LED lighting seems to overwhelm my iPhone 8's "aperture", and everything got dimmer, grayer. I even downloaded the Camera+ 2 app, which allows you to mess with the exposure, brightness, white balance, etc. It's still a crapshoot whether the pictures turn out well or not. So, for most of my pen pictures, I take them outside on my deck, usually on cloudy days to minimize glare and shadows. And they turn out ok. But I really would like to be able to take great photos (like yours) all the time, any time.

I have even perused the library here, looking for tips on pen photography. I will look again.

Thanks for tolerating my rant.

Kevin
 
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