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    more macro/ lightbox stuff

    So, I've been experimenting more with a lightbox. Mine was a $39 online package. The lights were $5 each from my local home improvement store. Canon 50D with Sigma 105mm macro.


    I've got lots of legwork to do, as the shadows and highlights don't fall where I want them to. This was from my last session. I think I've shown this before, but it is one of the best shots from this series
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    Re: more macro/ lightbox stuff

    More shots from the last session:

    Close-up of the Gallet multichron dial. This is from early 1950's.

    This is an early 1960's Gallet Flying Officer
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    Re: more macro/ lightbox stuff

    Beautiful Gallet Flying Officer.

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    Re: more macro/ lightbox stuff

    If I might make a suggestion, I personally find that while dials get this very nice expensive-watch-catalogue feel when shot straight-on (I like your Gallet shots!), movements tend to be a bit bland from that angle. I think it's because there's so much detail that your eyes are never guided to a specific focus point, composition wise. My movement macro's got much more interesting when I shot them at angles and used the limited depth of field to make the 'background detail' fuzzy:


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    Re: more macro/ lightbox stuff

    @GuySie, I agree. I haven't had much time to go "artsy" yet, I think I was leaning more towards documentary style. I will definitely do some more photos, with an eye towards bringing out the mechanical beauty that these watches deserve. Thanks!
    I've noticed that my shots are a bit off on white balance, I'll have to keep an eye on the temperature when I process them.
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