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Old 14 November 2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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SLR DSLR Watch Photography Guide: Tips and Settings

Since i cannot find a relevant thread i thought that i could post this so that people with an interest in watch photography and an attitude of sharing the knowledge, share techniques and settings for watch photography. Anyone who wants to share the knowledge with the rest please feel free to post photos and mention
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Old 15 November 2017, 08:48 AM   #2
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I'll bring up gear later. But, a nice technique I've learned is focus stacking. Especially helpful for small parts and when a lot of magnification is used. It helps to get more of the subject in focus. A single shot will not have as much DOF as multiple shots "stacked" together that were taken with multiple points focused on.

Here's a method I used
https://photography.tutsplus.com/art...p--photo-12621

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Focus Stacked shot:
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Old 15 November 2017, 03:31 PM   #3
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That is one fantastic technique and great end result; thanks for posting!
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Handy photoshop trick :)

Without photoshop we'd have to increase Depth of Field by moving camera further & using a longer lens, then get the longest possible exposure by cranking down the aperture... pinhole cameras have great DoF.
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Handy photoshop trick :)

Without photoshop we'd have to increase Depth of Field by moving camera further & using a longer lens, then get the longest possible exposure by cranking down the aperture... pinhole cameras have great DoF.
Technically yes. But, in practice it doesn't work that well.

Just a quick DOF calculator with some random numbers.

1.6x Factor Crop Sensor
Aperture - f/32
Focal Length - 200mm
Focal Distance - 60inches/5 feet

Nearest Acceptable Sharpness: 58.76in
Furthest Acceptable Sharpness: 61.3in
Total Depth of Field: 2.56in

So, still only a 2.56in area will be sharp, although at F/32 diffraction is going to seriously degrade image quality.
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Great article. I'm a fairly new photographer and was curious about watch photography.
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