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Paul Heupel is now friends with Kyle :-D and Steve Sturtz
Sep 6, 2013
Paul Heupel replied to Steve Sturtz's discussion How do you count the colors on a marble? in the group Marble Collecting
"This is where it gets difficult. If you have a red and yellow blend that produces an orange......you see the orange. Is this orange not considered to be present on the marble because it is a blend? And , if present then why would we not count it? As…"
Sep 6, 2013
Robb Forehand replied to Paul Heupel's discussion Photographing your marbles in the group Marble Collecting
"Vicki, using Paul's tips I've gotten really great results! The natural light bulbs are fantastic."
Sep 5, 2013
Paul Heupel replied to Paul Heupel's discussion Photographing your marbles in the group Marble Collecting
"Vicky, thank you and you are welcome. I am glad you found some of this helpful. Sorry some of it was a trick to fallow. Fell free to ask if you end up with questions. The lights will surely help with the color. Regular lighting can fool cameras even…"
Sep 5, 2013
vicki hufstetler replied to Paul Heupel's discussion Photographing your marbles in the group Marble Collecting
"Very nice indeed Paul! Those marbles are lovely and so is the photography! I had trouble following along with everything above, but I think you are right on about the cheaper camera's working 10x better! My old Kodak easyshare was the best…"
Sep 5, 2013
Paul Heupel replied to Paul Heupel's discussion Photographing your marbles in the group Marble Collecting
"Thought I might add a couple examples. =} The red/purple being a Champion Furnace marble and the Second An Alley agate with Gold Aventurine or what some may call lutz."
Sep 5, 2013
Paul Heupel added a discussion to the group Marble Collecting
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Photographing your marbles

When I first started shooting marbles I knew it would be mostly a lighting and color issue. This turned  out to be more true than I realized. If I finally got enough light there was either a color change due to the lights or I would burn out the  lighter colors. What I did on the cheap....I hit the hardware store and  went to the lighting section and started trying bulbs two at a time.  These are color corrected for natural light. Run about 6$ each. I tried a couple different brands before I…See More
Sep 5, 2013
Paul Heupel replied to Steve Sturtz's discussion How do you count the colors on a marble? in the group Marble Collecting
"Kyle, I looked at the question as the start to a conversation. =} Besides, easy is so yesterday. lol"
Sep 4, 2013
Paul Heupel replied to Kyle :-D's discussion Here we go! in the group Marble Collecting
"Makes it kind of rough to have so many at once there, Kyle. Although if we take all the solid color marbles here and call them game marbles, which is what they were made for. There are special solid colored marbles but I did not notice any from what…"
Sep 4, 2013
Paul Heupel replied to Steve Sturtz's discussion Alley Agate in the group Marble Collecting
"Nice group of Marbles Steve."
Sep 4, 2013
Paul Heupel replied to Steve Sturtz's discussion How do you count the colors on a marble? in the group Marble Collecting
"At this point that is a loaded question, being it will depend on whom you are asking. You could count the different colors I see including a separate count for each shade of a color and I include white as a color.This would make perfect sense…"
Sep 4, 2013
Paul Heupel replied to Amy Wardley's discussion Please help me identify these handmade marbles in the group Marble Collecting
"Akro patch of a nice color combo. It is still of the common variety and not of high value. Although is a pretty little marble to have in the collection. Moss agate will have an obvious translucence, one that is normally a cloudy white that takes on…"
Sep 2, 2013

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My name is Paul. About me...pretty standard stuff really, I love the outdoors, flyfishing, 4 wheeling my jeep, riding motorcycles and pretty much anything outside. I even work outside all year as a residential window cleaner for the last 27 yrs.My other two great interests are photography {PHeupel-photography.smugmug.com] and I am a vintage and antique marble collector of some 20+ yrs.
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At 7:12am on September 2, 2013, kathy park said…

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