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Patent Application Titled "Illuminating Device for Close-Up Photographing" Published Online

February 20, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventor Erickson, Douglas Alan (Merrimac, MA), filed on July 25, 2012, was made available online on February 6, 2014.

No assignee for this patent application has been made.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention is in the technical field of photography. More particularly, the present invention is in the technical field of close-up photographic lighting devices.

"Conventional close-up photographic devices, such as macro lenses, close-up lens attachments and the like, typically rely on separate lighting systems. Such lighting systems typically create shapes visible in reflective surfaces being photographed. Eliminating these shapes typically requires re-touching of the captured image(s). The difficulties of eliminating such shapes are multiplied when photographing multi-faceted surfaces such as gems. Further, it is not an uncommon experience to realize that the post-photographic re-touching of such images results in artificial image elements. Further, traditional close-up lenses such as macro lenses, close-up lens attachments and the like, and lighting attachments, such as ring flashes and the like, typically fit only one brand or size of camera and lens, or require a special mounting adapter to be used with various cameras and lenses."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "The present invention is a photographic lighting device for photographing close-up photographic images, having an integral magnifying lens and an enclosure eliminating additional shadows and reflected photographic elements. By allowing the camera to rest on a protective pad covering the enclosure, the need for lens-specific mounting hardware is eliminated.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

"FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an illuminating device for close-up photographing of the present invention;

"FIG. 2 is an underside view of an illuminating device for close-up photographing of FIG. 1;

"FIG. 3 is an exploded view of an illuminating device for close-up photographing of FIG. 1."

For more information, see this patent application: Erickson, Douglas Alan. Illuminating Device for Close-Up Photographing. Filed July 25, 2012 and posted February 6, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=4521&p=91&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140130.PD.&OS=PD/20140130&RS=PD/20140130

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