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Old 15 January 2018, 10:57 PM   #1
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First try DSLR shots

I've been into photography for a long time. First time using high-end gear to shoot watches! Made some mistakes, learned a few things. Will do better next time! I'm sure some of you pros can give me some tips!

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Old 15 January 2018, 11:14 PM   #2
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Old 16 January 2018, 12:14 AM   #3
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First try DSLR shots

Amazing watches. The shots despite looking good, I feel the lighting and reflections need some adjustments. I am no expert tho
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Old 16 January 2018, 12:18 AM   #4
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Amazing watches. The shots despite looking good, I feel the lighting and reflections need some adjustments. I am no expert tho
Thanks for the feedback! Thats one of the things i learned--reflections are a real challenge.

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Old 16 January 2018, 12:18 AM   #5
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Thanks!

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Old 16 January 2018, 12:53 AM   #6
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Old 16 January 2018, 01:20 AM   #7
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Very nice!
Thank you, man.

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Old 16 January 2018, 03:14 AM   #8
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Smudges, for one thing--dust for another. Also as was mentioned...reflected light can be used to make a dramatic image, but can also get in the way. Very difficult to manage!

Also, DOF is a challenge, as was mentioned in another thread.
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Old 19 January 2018, 01:24 PM   #9
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Old 20 January 2018, 05:20 PM   #10
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Really cool shots
I'm no photography expert, but I know what my eyes can see!
My only comment would be to think about the background in your images.
Although blurred one of them looks like there's a fridge door or something visible?
Apologies if this sounds too negative about what are otherwise very nice images.


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Old 21 January 2018, 12:24 AM   #11
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Really cool shots
I'm no photography expert, but I know what my eyes can see!
My only comment would be to think about the background in your images.
Although blurred one of them looks like there's a fridge door or something visible?
Apologies if this sounds too negative about what are otherwise very nice images.


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Thanks! It does look a little like a fridge...it's book case/cabinet. Just need to adjust the angle.

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Old 21 January 2018, 12:50 PM   #12
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Old 21 January 2018, 01:25 PM   #13
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Old 30 January 2018, 05:26 PM   #14
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Old 4 February 2018, 10:27 AM   #15
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Old 5 February 2018, 01:52 PM   #16
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Old 12 February 2018, 12:52 AM   #18
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Old 24 February 2018, 04:09 AM   #19
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Old 24 February 2018, 10:06 AM   #20
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Love the Daytona shot. Not sure if its just compression on mobile, but looks like there are fingerprints on the crystal :(


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Old 28 February 2018, 11:00 AM   #21
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Look pretty darn good to me!
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Old 28 February 2018, 11:11 AM   #22
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Old 28 February 2018, 01:18 PM   #23
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Love the Daytona shot. Not sure if its just compression on mobile, but looks like there are fingerprints on the crystal :(


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Probably, haha. Have to remember to clean the crystal before shooting next time. Thanks!

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Old 1 March 2018, 12:17 AM   #24
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Great photos. Maybe you could also try shooting the watches vertically and from the top?
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