21st September 2004, 09:43 PM
Help needed posing watches
Lately, I have been trying out some watch photography and one thing really stumps me... how in the world do you support those watches with the metal clasps such that it bends likes it being worn...
I have tried to use wires to bend support in place but when coupled with studio lights, unncessary shadows appear, especially on a white background. Perhaps someone can share similar experience here.. ideally, the cleaner the shot and the lesser the photoshop the better...
21st September 2004, 09:49 PM
oooh yeah! just in time. i am curious about that too. couldn't get it to 'pose' the way i want. also how to prevent reflection from the face of the watch? polarizer? just experimented with few shots last weekend. didn't manage to get any good 'pose' (see http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=92910) ... any advise appreciated. err hptay, i didn't OT right? i am also very interested in getting a good shot of watch.
21st September 2004, 10:03 PM
One way to 'eliminate' reflection on the glass face of watches is to cut a appropriate size, usually round or oval, of matt black paper and position and stick it over the surface of the soft box. The trick to achieve 'right' position is to watch the reflection on the glass face through the viewfinder while moving it over the surface of the soft box. Professionally, the pros use a magnifier over the groundglass of a view camera.
Originally Posted by renegade
Look at display windows of watch shops and see what they use to display their timepieces. Have fun.
Last edited by reachme2003; 21st September 2004 at 10:10 PM.
21st September 2004, 10:06 PM
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21st September 2004, 10:18 PM
21st September 2004, 10:28 PM
ooooh! ok ok. thanks a lot man. will try again soon ...
Originally Posted by hptay
21st September 2004, 10:38 PM
21st September 2004, 11:00 PM
afiend ... u mentioned wires? err ... can elaborate? u hang the watch with wires? or do u roll the wires to err ... hold the watch? thanks