I love shooting antiques and capturing the colors and patina they have. Here is an example of a simple shoot done for the client for a professional insurance appraisal. Kappa Kappa Phi vase pair valued between $600 and $700. Colors are rendered 100% true to life with no other editing. The lighting is a bit flat as these are for inspection purposes only. Note how the macro of the signature reveals the fine patina on the pottery.
Shot with a Nikon D600 24-70mm f/2.8 lens @ f5.6, 1/160sec, under studio strobes.
Macro shot with a Nikon D90 120mm f/2.8 and D4 bellows assembly. f/5.6, 1/160 sec.