an experiment

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an experiment

New postby Stephan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:22 am

trying a new approach to watch photography
this is the first go. lots of room for improvement
lighting is not right but depth of field looks reasonable
watch is one of those $10 wonders with a battery inside but lots of detail to experiment with

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Re: an experiment

New postby Stephan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:54 am

getting better

Might try one with the flash

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Re: an experiment

New postby Stephan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:06 am

I am not unhappy with this result.

The theory goes that we get too close sometimes.
For these pictures I am using a 250mm zoom lens and a sturdy tripod with remote shutter on the camera.
Watch is about 8 ft from camera.
The increased distance from the victum is supposed to solve a lot of lighting problems.

The watch is hanging on the wall.

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Re: an experiment

New postby Glyn Meredith » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:19 pm

This is a good idea to try, if you have a decent lens. Some fashion photographers shoot from quite a distance. Portraits seldom look good if the lens is too near the subject - enlarged noses are not always what the photographer wants. :lol:

Digital photos tend to get a bit noisy if you are some distance from the subject. It really depends on how much detail you want to show.

I depend on macro for my watch pictures. It does show the scratches and marks, but nothing is perfect.
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Re: an experiment

New postby veritas » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:19 pm

stephan i like the last picture.
I agree macro and good lighting is what i try to use as well.
I find in macro mode my new Sony is not as good as my old Cannon.
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