Thursday, July 10, 2014

How to Take A Good Picture of Your Watch

Today's topic is taking "watchies."  When people take pictures of watches, some folks concentrate on getting every detail of the watch in sharp focus.  Those pictures are good for seeing all of the features of the watch.  But, I also think it is fun to take watch pictures with something interesting in the background.

Of course, some people will go to extreme lengths to take a good picture of a watch.  For example, this Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin guy went on a lunar mission just so that he could have his friend Neil take a picture of his Omega Speedmaster.  That seems a little extreme.  Plus, they took this watch photo at taxpayer expense.

Photo by Neil Armstrong (NASA):  Buzz Aldrin goes to extremes in order to show off his watch

However, the resulting photo is a little more interesting than the extreme detail of this Omega Speedmaster "Moonwatch" photo.  Unfortunately, this one has an unfortunate bit of glare off of the watch crystal.

Omega Speedmaster "Moon Watch" Photo by Rama (CeCIL License)

I like to take watch photos with something interesting in the background and with the watch dial well illuminated by sunlight.  In the coolest watch photos, the background supports the theme of the watch.  For example, this Timex Expedition has a classic military-style dial.  I was thrilled to be able to get a Arc de Triumph look-alike in the background.

Similarly, this Casio Forester looks best with a forest in the background.  The possibilities are endless.

Now, you can get your own Omega Speedmaster right here.  But, you have to figure out how to take it to the moon.

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