I might as well start here as my first post. I'm Jim Cooper, and I'm a professional photographer...
...of Handmade Custom Knives.
I've been shooting knives for over ten years and have gotten quite a following in this niche market. Like watch photography, there are good techniques which show clearly, and GREAT techniques which enhance and create desire. At present, I don't know great watch photography techniques, but I'm learning.
I own a handful of decent watches too, and have been playing around. Let's take a look:
That said, I am now collecting and refurbishing an array of vintage mechanical stopwatches. I have about 30!
(I'll be starting a thread in another forum to discuss these.)
I have good equipment to start with:
Canon EOD5D-MKII, 70mm Sigma macro lens, light tent, two strobes, and an array of mirrors. Photoshop CS5 and a Mac w/30" Dell monitor.
I'm well-aware of GREAT watch photography, and props to those who have figured that out. You guys rock. As always, it's about the lighting.
I have more, but this is a conversation starter.
Allow me to show you one of my knife photographs. I think you'll enjoy this aspect.
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^^^ I've got over 6500 images in this format. YIKES!
Anyway, I wanted to give you a taste of my work, and a proper introduction.
Thanks. I look forward to the conversations and learning. :)