Posted 6 years ago
I am posting this post -- as there have been times that I just could NOT see any marks on a heavy Glazed item. I could not see it, the camera could not see it. NOTHING!!
Over trial and error, I found putting the item right under a very bring desk lamp (like 2-3 inches away from the light) Might help. Sometimes it also helps on top of that to *add* in another light source in the form of a Flashlight too. See if that helps.....
Then on top of this -- Take some pics *without the flash on* as believe me -- the CAMERA CAN SEE MORE THAN OUR EYES SEE. Then also try taking some pics with the Flash on.
Sometime with the 3 light sources on it ( under lamp close, a flashlight close, Camera flash pic) -- the Camera flash highlight the darker colors under the glaze. It may only help you with a couple letters, but is all you may need sometimes.
Again -- by doing this -- I have been amazing what the camera can see, and we can not !!
Sometimes just worth a shot. The lamp I use is one of those lamps with a tube bulb