A watch photoshoot can prove to be very challenging. This blog post we cover our experience with photographing a watch in the studio. Here is a ‘how-to’ photography blog for you! Damn right, let’s get our beauty all ready for the spotlight.
- Nikon 800E
- 105 macro Nikkor lens
- 100 by 100 Elinchrome Softbox
- Grid Strobe 200
- Black acrylic sheet (for base)
- Black panel (for support)
- Dior watch
- We first adjusted the watch to our likes on the black acrylic sheet.
- We then set the camera to manual mode and got the tripod ready.
- On the camera right, we adjusted the 100 by 100 softbox at 2.5 power (refer to image below)
- We set the gridded strobe 200 next, at power 1.0 to the camera’s top left (refer to image below)
- We then went on to put the black panel for support, on the left side of the camera. (refer to the image below)
- ISO- 160
- Aperture- f9
- Shutter speed- 1/160
Now we are ready to shoot!!
THE CHALLENGES during a watch photoshoot and THEIR SOLUTIONS
- The only problem we faced while shooting this beauty was the lack of uniform focus. To overcome this, we tried different angles and distances but nothing worked in our favor.
- Finally, we decided to shoot multiple images in the same frame.
- The catch here was that we shot all of these images at different focus points of the watch.
- Later, we dropped all the images in the Helicon Focus software which merged all our images.
VOILA! You have your watch shot ready to steal the show!!
Fun fact: We tried merging the images in Photoshop and the end result wasn’t even close to what our MVP here did to the images!