Have you dobe a home non professional improvised photograph studio?
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By barihunk
  • 1 Post By McCarthy

Thread: Have you dobe a home non professional improvised photograph studio?

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member DifferenceandRepetition's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    143
    Hi,

    I take all my photos with my phone it fits the pourpose perfectly, but to achieve something near a catalog like result I improvise a home studio: two lamps pointing at a two cardboards and one third one glued to a wall descending to a table. This way I manage to set non directional light with a white neutral background. The watch usually its on a sollar powered rotating dish tha I've ordered for this pourpose.

    Have you done this, any tips or advices?

    Here are some of my "home studio" photos, show yours to.
    Attached Images Attached Images





















    Last edited by DifferenceandRepetition; August 27th, 2018 at 16:40.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    18

    Re: Have you dobe a home non professional improvised photograph studio?

    I am looking into this! I saw advice from a photographer who used just a fold up white fabric laundry basket from Ikea as his "studio". I was thinking of something more like wooden boards with a black side and a white side for different moods, and LED lamps for whiter light. My only remaining concern is that the colour of the walls and objects in the room will be reflected in polished watch surfaces.

    I really like your set up, you've really nailed it in some of the earlier shots!

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    186

    Re: Have you dobe a home non professional improvised photograph studio?

    I've found one of the best things is a collapsible light tent (google or search on amazon) with one light on each side (can be a lamp or whatever you have). by playing with the position of the lights and the backdrop color you can vary things a lot.

    It's also collapsible for easy storage.

    Example
    Young Ben likes this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member McCarthy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    496

    Re: Have you dobe a home non professional improvised photograph studio?

    If you are low on a budget or just enjoy tinkering, good for you.

    But if you think that those photos look good in any shape or form, I'm sorry, but that is just not the case.

    If you want to show your watches on a plain white background, I suggest using a white bachground (wall) that is far away (several meters) in order to have it out of focus which will fade ugly details, with the object being close to the cam, and then using a proper software like Adobe Lightroom in order to adjust the background to a total white.

    If you want good looking photos with a DECENT looking background, just get some nice wood or a good looking tile combined with a proper DSLR / mirrorless cam and either a 200mm 4.0 or better lens, or a macro 2.8 or better lens, in order to blur out the background. In this case you will need a proper tripod and you can work with regular daylight which is much more natural than any lightbox.




    Young Ben likes this.

  6. #5
    Member Slm643's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    6,071

    Re: Have you dobe a home non professional improvised photograph studio?

    Look at Bruce Williams watch reviews he uses a cell phone with accessory lenses and natural light!
    Very good photos..

    Sent from my K92 using Tapatalk

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Schofield at home - have you taken your watch home?
      By geezerbutler in forum Public Forum
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: April 18th, 2015, 15:52
    2. Do you have an around-the-home watch?
      By Bill Adler in forum Public Forum
      Replies: 24
      Last Post: October 30th, 2013, 20:20
    3. Replies: 13
      Last Post: May 18th, 2013, 06:34
    4. Replies: 132
      Last Post: July 8th, 2012, 18:52
    5. Replies: 4
      Last Post: May 12th, 2010, 02:14

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •