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The Library

The library is a register of all my tip blog posts.  If you have a suggested topic please feel free to let me know using the contact box at the bottom of the page.


Tips for photographing in the field with a smartphone

This is aimed at metal detecting finds, however the principles can be applied to many other situations.


Tips for dating a coin that you just can't see a date on

Techniques I use to try and get a date, or a date range off a very worn coin.


How to make a lightbox using household items

Want to take better pictures of you finds at home but haven't visited enough playgrounds to buy a proper lightbox?  This post is for you.  You don't even need a fancy camera, a smartphone will do.

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