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    DIY Watch Ad Challenge!

    So you got some photo skilz...
    Do you have what it takes to make the shot?
    That's right watch fans! Welcome to the Do It Yourself Watch Ad Challenge!
    No need the Photoshop, just a caption will do.
    Tell us how you did it:

    I had this shot visualized in my head

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    I wanted to catch only the parts of the watch that identify it.
    I was lazy so instead of raising the background or lowering the camera, I just cropped it in post

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    then I tried BW and selective color

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    not really digging it so back to color and some lettering

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    I'd give this effort a 6 or 7.
    Not sure I like cropping the bottom of the watch face and the placement. Also should have reset the time, you know, to be pro and all.
    I was going to use "built to last" but thought that cliché, well more cliché than what I got.
    Okay, Oris ain't going to pay me for this, but I thought it was fun.
    In a boring Saturday afternoon kind of way.
    Who's next?
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    Nice picture. Great use of background props and depth of field.
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    DIY Watch Ad Challenge!



    Marketing is not my strength but here it goes.

    I took this photo using my IPhone, a Pyrex bowl filled with seltzer water, and a shot-glass to levitate the watch. After that I used a editing app to darken the edges and adjust the contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Nice picture. Great use of background props and depth of field.
    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TradeKraft View Post


    Marketing is not my strength but here it goes.

    I took this photo using my IPhone, a Pyrex bowl filled with seltzer water, and a shot-glass to levitate the watch. After that I used a editing app to darken the edges and adjust the contrast.
    cool! 10 for the image! not sure about the ad copy...how about: Seiko, the champagne of watches...nah that sounds even goofier. The image is so strong maybe no copy is needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jideta View Post
    cool! 10 for the image! not sure about the ad copy...how about: Seiko, the champagne of watches...nah that sounds even goofier. The image is so strong maybe no copy is needed.
    I keep thinking of Miller the champagne of beers... I'll keep brainstorming

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    a little bit o'silver shot as props
    the first shot I did I thought the lettering was too close to watch face making the balance a little off so went back and cropped again
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    A clean dial shot, a deep water image for the background and photoshop...
    Greetings to all, nice weekend!!!
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    Don't know if I like this.
    Also running out of nautical themed props...
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