Jewlery Shot - Metal Banded Womens Watch

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  1. Shutterbug

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    Eh? I've never done a watch shot before, and this is what came out of it. I ended up building a homemade white light tent for this shot, but I think it came out okay.

    This is (hopefully) an ad for a local jeweler - He wanted to see what I could do with it before he commited me to a job.
     
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    that is definitely good! i would suggest making sure the subject is completely cleaned and fingerprint free.

    you might want to make sure that the background or whatever is all white. i see some gray in there.

    terrific job!
     
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    At first I did want it to be all white, but when a little bit of gray slipped in I felt it gave it a more metallic quality. :D

    Thanks for the compliment... I'm just starting jewelry, really, and I hope that a youngun like myself (17) can cut it in a sect of photography populated by older types 8)
     
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    yeah man there ya go!

    actually now that i look at it that way...it does look metallic-ish. maybe try more gray then :)
     
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    thet's a really good photo! I like the background, but I noticed some dark spots on the left side of the background. Those may be caused by a bit of dust on the mirror(?)-background. So when you shoot for him, make sure everythink is clean :)
     
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    Nice! This is a tough subject... size, material, surface and such. Is that an illumianted face?

    You should expect to get more work from this client.
     
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    I'm not keen on the reflection.

    The watch on its own, in the middle of nowhere would be better
     
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    Personally I think both the reflection and the grey adds a little extra to the shot. Something different to every other jewlery catalogue. But then I'm no expert, just know what I like when I see it.
     
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    i like the exposure & the composition and the color on the watch face is so vibrant too!

    but i think if the watch was rotated clockwise a little bit so the face of the watch isn't flush with the lens, it would make it a little more interesting... or even if you tilt the face so that it's perpendicular with the rest of the mirror.

    the DOF on the rear of the watch band is a little bit too fuzzy. i think if you're going to use this as an advert, you'd want the entire watch to be in focus.
     
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    Agrees with meotter on the need for a larger depth of field.
     
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    Love it!!! The shallow depth of field seems elegant and very Tiffany's. The shadows in the lower left add interest to me. Although I think that they could be a stronger element in future frames. Extra credit for remembering that all time pieces should read "10:10". I am sure that the watch illuminates. If not keep in mind that you can not sell something that is not there.
     
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    That is the real color of the face, not an illumination - It's one of the reasons that I chose that watch - it had such a vibrant blue.

    8)
     

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