OT: Watch Photography Question

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OT: Watch Photography Question

TMCL
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June 15th, 2012, 1:50 pm #1

I love how this picture shows the depth of the sandwich dial. Any tips can I take it next time without the reflection but still have the depth effect on the dial?



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June 15th, 2012, 2:20 pm #2

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/m ... hotography

this should give you something to think about, regarding lighting concepts etc. I just normally shoot in natural light and move the watch about until it looks ok! Im sure the proper photographers can give you a proper answer!

Good luck

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June 15th, 2012, 2:26 pm #3

thanks! (nt)
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June 15th, 2012, 2:45 pm #4

...no flash just natural light, taken outdoors and a bit of wiggling about....











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June 15th, 2012, 2:57 pm #5

I especially like that 2nd picture.

Did you use any software to touch it up?
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June 15th, 2012, 3:32 pm #6

...no flash just natural light, taken outdoors and a bit of wiggling about....











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June 15th, 2012, 3:40 pm #7

I love how this picture shows the depth of the sandwich dial. Any tips can I take it next time without the reflection but still have the depth effect on the dial?


It's a nice picture the way it is. But re the reflection, just put a piece of white cardboard behind or above the watch to prevent things in the room from reflecting in the crystal.
Cheers,
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June 15th, 2012, 3:58 pm #8

I especially like that 2nd picture.

Did you use any software to touch it up?
....in fact I have even got photoshop! Just straight of the SD card onto photo bucket. Just experiment and practise and I'm sure you'll get the result you want.

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June 15th, 2012, 4:30 pm #9

It's a nice picture the way it is. But re the reflection, just put a piece of white cardboard behind or above the watch to prevent things in the room from reflecting in the crystal.
Cheers,
Martin

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When I did that, the sandwich dial depth effect is not as good.
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June 15th, 2012, 4:40 pm #10

It's a nice picture the way it is. But re the reflection, just put a piece of white cardboard behind or above the watch to prevent things in the room from reflecting in the crystal.
Cheers,
Martin

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I think if he want to block the reflection of the fluorescent light from above, he should use a diffuser on top. If he use a white card on top, the light will be block and the effect of the picture will be completely different, right Martin?



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June 15th, 2012, 8:02 pm #11

...at the white cardboard, then it will turn into a diffuse light source in itself. And you'll prevent unwanted reflections.
There's more than one way to skin a cat of course. Not that I would want to

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June 16th, 2012, 2:58 am #12

I love how this picture shows the depth of the sandwich dial. Any tips can I take it next time without the reflection but still have the depth effect on the dial?


Just tip your camera lower, it reduces the reflection of the light itself.
Just find a good angle from the light source towards the watch, until the light reflection is gone.
Some examples:



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June 16th, 2012, 4:43 am #13






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June 16th, 2012, 6:44 am #14

Just tip your camera lower, it reduces the reflection of the light itself.
Just find a good angle from the light source towards the watch, until the light reflection is gone.
Some examples:


Fantastic photos Rendy!
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June 16th, 2012, 8:43 am #15

I love how this picture shows the depth of the sandwich dial. Any tips can I take it next time without the reflection but still have the depth effect on the dial?


If you can get an tripod,
Aim the angle you like,
I got a black pillow, or anything can make an arc,
Put it on top of the watch or in front of the dial,
Use Aperture priority,
Shuttered!! and you are done, basically!!






But sometimes its better when you have a blurry reflection!


Hope that helps!!
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June 16th, 2012, 1:50 pm #16

Just tip your camera lower, it reduces the reflection of the light itself.
Just find a good angle from the light source towards the watch, until the light reflection is gone.
Some examples:


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