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  1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Photographed inside a light tent on black acrylic.
     
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    that's a nice product picture.
     
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    Tough shot. I think you did well. From a client standpoint: The colour should be very consistent. Not sure if the reflection is strong enough to be there. I am a firm believer in the hands being at 10:10. What are your thoughts?
     
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    Thanks guys. This is not a client shot, just a test shot really. I've never heard the rule about the hands being 10:10, but that seems like it would be cool. I know what you mean about the reflection however. A tweak of contrast will bring that out more.
     
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    Why did you choose to have the colour go from warm to cold?
     
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    I'm not sure why but I've seen many watch ads following 10:10 and the seconds needle at 6 'rule'.
     
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    10:10 shows off the label of the watch better. Plus I think it is visually pleasing. The second hand is a lot trickier. I say let it fall where it may. Of course if the client is paying big bucks it may be worth it to take the battery out and get everything perfect.
     
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    I didn't choose that. I don't see what you mean. This was shot with 5000k daylight lamps. There shouldn't be any variance in color temp.
     
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    The 10 past 10 rule (or 10 to 2) helps the viewer to see the whole clock face, so if it were for a client i would recomend doing it, as it is standard now really.

    I dont see any temperature difference at all.... however the only thing i would change (again if it were for a client) is the 'way around' the watch is.... at the moment its kinda upside down, which is a bit distracting for me.... having it tilt the other way would have worked better i think.

    But overall a great product shot, with good lighting. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Arch. Since this is the watch I wear daily, I'm probably not going to reset it to 10:10, but I guess I could wait till 10:10 to try this again :p
     
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    Looks like you used a gold reflector. Open the info palette in pshop and read the vales on the left side of the shot and compare it to the right. I would try and keep that nice gun metal grey consistent through out the product.
     
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    why it is upside down?
     

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