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What do you prefer? Plain background or natural environment

  1. Honza Nov 3, 2017

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    I am curious how do you prefer to take pictures of your watch when you try to capture its beauty. What I mean by that, do you take a picture with a plain (white) background or you take the watch for some creative pictures outdoor?? Feel free to share your pictures:)
     
  2. Tiny Iota Could potentially be the Official OF Stalker ™ Nov 3, 2017

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    Check out the WRUW thread. There’s thousands of pictures in there.
     
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  3. gnuyork Nov 13, 2017

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    I like natural:

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    White is boring, but I can see why some prefer it for showing detail.
     
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  4. gnuyork Nov 13, 2017

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    I also like black and white abstract:

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  5. Speedmasterfan88 Nov 14, 2017

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    I just take what's near by, or where I am at the moment. But plain white looks kind of dull in my opinion. I find it only acceptable for a sales post, think light box etc to highlight details.
    I started using a grey fabric towel as my go to background if I'm at a lack of ideas. It kind of gives a nice contrast.

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  6. Risto Nov 14, 2017

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    I've found some helpful articles about that.

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/10-tips-for-better-watch-photography/

    https://www.diyphotography.net/three-different-ways-photograph-watch/

    http://wornandwound.com/watch-photography-101-part-1-basic-lighting/

    I personally like photos where accessories are wood, stones, metal etc.
    You have to choose right color of an accessory to compliment the watch.
    If possible, always shoot in RAW file format, then you can change white-balance later (and other parameters).

    As with every photo - the right lighting creates the right mood.
    You need light to see details. You can always darken the photo in post if you have to.

    Also, if your watch has highly reflective case or parts, it's better to shoot from distance and even better when you use lightbox where you can shoot through a window.
     
  7. josephgsy Jan 1, 2018

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    have a speedy 2018 ahead!

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  8. jetkins Jan 1, 2018

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