OK, probably very elementary, but what is the best way of dealing with dust in close-up shots of my watches?
I am taking macro shots of my watches using a Cannon point-and-shoot and a light cube. Right now I'm playing around with the camera's white balance, aperture and other manual settings. The lighting and focus looks pretty good but the dust seems impossible to avoid.
I have been wiping off the watches with a cloth I received from Long Island Watch which was a freebie included with a purchase. I then us a soft bristle brush to try and capture any dust. I suppose the obvious answer is that a puff of air wouldn't hurt.
Regardless, my approach is not working. So any suggestions for the novice? I welcome any tips that will help me spruce up my watches for photo shoots, including more thorough cleaning to remove stubborn dirt and grime.