How can I improve?

TxBottleDigger

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I don’t like the thought of a light box per se. Solely because my room is already VERY cluttered with antiques. I do have a set up, but I’m realizing how lacking it is. How can I improve ? Also, anyone know what the little clear bottle is by the MOM bottle? Any Texas bottle collector would know.
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matthew lucier

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I don’t like the thought of a light box per se. Solely because my room is already VERY cluttered with antiques. I do have a set up, but I’m realizing how lacking it is. How can I improve ? Also, anyone know what the little clear bottle is by the MOM bottle? Any Texas bottle collector would know.
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I'd say get rid of the paneling. it seems to blend everything together making it hard to see what's what. Not that it's a bad thing to blend, it's just harder to separate when blended so well.

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In our old place we painted the paneling a lighter color and what a world of difference. The wood "furniture" didn't blend in, and really lightened things up.
 

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When it comes to displays, mirrors help a lot, and they add spaciousness to a room. I added mirrors into my glass display cabinets, and it really helped lighten things up, and gives a 360 degree view of the items inside the cabinets.

A lot of my bottles are in oak books shelves (without mirrors). I probably should add mirrors to them also. ;)
 

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Before acquiring a light box and a larger illuminated 'shooting' table I used this very simple set up using natural daylight which achieved good results.
You don't have to use a tri-pod but just something solid and steady on which to rest your camera or phone, this gives a consistent distance and angle from the subject if taking photos of a number of items. It takes a little experimenting to suit your own particular circumstances but with very little effort or expense I think everybody could achieve reasonable results.

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