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    Critique or comment appreciated.

    I have shot very few watch pics and tried hard to get a good one here. Any comments or criticisms would be appreciated.

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    Re: Critique or comment appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Melor View Post
    I have shot very few watch pics and tried hard to get a good one here. Any comments or criticisms would be appreciated.

    Link to larger image here.

    Paul
    Nice one, very good work on avoiding reflections on the crystal.

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    Re: Critique or comment appreciated.

    I'm no pro, but I think it looks fantastic.

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    Re: Critique or comment appreciated.

    Good shot! You managed to keep all the reflections out of the crystal, which is often an unnecessary distraction. I also like how your entire dial and bezel is in focus while the bracelet and background fuzz out. If possible it would be better if the small reflection just beneath the bezel pip would have been eliminated too, but I imagine you shot in natural light and that would have made it difficult.

    There are some watch photography conventions that you may want to follow (or ignore on purpose, but it's good to be aware of): 10:10 (or 1:50, depending on what you like best) with the seconds hand not overlapping any important dial part is generally considered the most photogenic time for the hands. In fact, try not to block any important dial parts like the text with the hands unless it serves a purpose. The date window should be set to the numeral it's replacing (though more important if there are numerals on the dial), i.e. in this case set to 3, iif it was on the bottom of the dial 6.

    Anyway, this shot looks fine! Looking forward to seeing more!

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    Re: Critique or comment appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by GuySie View Post

    There are some watch photography conventions that you may want to follow ...
    All good suggestions. Thanks!

    Paul

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    Re: Critique or comment appreciated.

    wow looks great to me.

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    Re: Critique or comment appreciated.

    I wish I could get the same quality consistantly.

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    Re: Critique or comment appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by por44 View Post
    I wish I could get the same quality consistantly.

    Thank you very much for the kind comment. I am actually a fairly experienced photographer, just not watches. Just so you know, that frame is one of maybe 20 that I shot experimenting with different depth of field and exposure value and angle to control reflections. Skill in certain photographic subjects is actually quite specific and I am far from experienced with watches! Hopefully some of my other experience will bleed through to watches which I have recently taken interest in.

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    Re: Critique or comment appreciated.

    It's a great photo but I think you downscaled the image improperly. You can scale down the resolution while keeping the quality on max, and still have a small enough image to post here.

    I just see a little pixelation around the hands.

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