Taking Photos of your Watches
by Ed Delgado
Time and set up is essential, but the results can be quite rewarding.
Some advocate the use of a light box. I personally like those results and suggest looking in Timezone.com as they have some nice and inexpensive light box setups.
In the last couple of years, I have changed the way I take photos of my watches. I have been exclusively been using the Lowel Ego as a lightsource (http://lowelego.com). For less than $100, you will get a ligth source plus a reflector card. Both are crucial for even light..
The light comes from a pair of flourescent bulbs but its balanced for daylight, so no correction or flash is needed and what you see is what you get.
The set up is simple.
1. Camera on a tripod. Facing to the floor. Set to aperture priority and a large f-stop for sharper focus.
2. Lowel Ego on one side and Refector in the other side.
3. Take a photo and check the results.
With a little practice the set up is quite easy and you can end up with stunning results..
My set up is below.