Photographing a TAG Heuer dive watch, Karl demonstrates another lighting setup and shares some top tips for capturing advertising-style watch shots.
Starting with his shooting angle and lighting setup, Karl explains his setup and the lights he uses to create the final image. With four important areas to light — the watch face, strap, base surface and background — you’ll see what modifiers Karl uses, how he controls the reflections in the shiny metallic surfaces, and how he controls the gradient lighting in the shot.
Finally, Karl experiments with adding water droplets to the shot, explaining the trick he uses to carefully manipulate the drops and control them for the best results.
In this class:
- How to photograph watches
- How to control gradient light
- Using reflectors for additional light
- Creative ideas for product photography
- Lighting techniques for graduated background light
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