your watch Victor? Is it a recent acquisition?
I had it for some time but didn`t take a picture yet
To be honest I am quite proud with the watch and also the quality of the picture
I also have a very nice automatic cal. 1071 in I will soon post a picture of that one
At last but not at least I have a 38 mm. extra large black guilloche dial with a big cal. 453 in
I have great problems taking good pics of it
Would you or anyone else have good advice for me.
- first of all, avoid the phone cameras
- second - use a tripod to get a stable position. This is very very important. If you don't have a tripod, put your camera on a stable thing, a book, a dictionnary
- find a distance, not too close, were you are sure to be focused. Generally, the cameras have a light telling you you're focused.
- light, ahhh, light. choose natural light, and the more light you have the more chance to get a good picture you'll get
If light is too strong, gives reflects, use a tracing paper between watch and light to "smooth" the light
Hoping this will help you.
My dear Denniz
As you can see from the picture I took from the chronograph I do not use a phone camera
and I am a bit familiar with taking nice pictutes of watches
My problem is how to shoot a black guilloche dial properly
really sorry, I'm gone to fast, without checking your first post;I often have the bad habbit to read too quickly,
I apologize because when I look to your picture, I don't have any trick to give you. It's a very nice picture.
So, personnaly, I don't use flashbut you could use a white reflector, as used for flash bouncers, the watch been between this reflector and the light.
The key is certainly in finding THE angle of inclination of the watch.
I'm really really sorry for my previous post.
I have the same bad habbit
I will try your advice and post it when I succeeded
take a close look at Deniz own site!
If you are using a flashes or multiple flashes, you might try positioning it off camera to the side and low so tha you can generate some shadow from the grooves of the guilloche pattern. This technique will emphasize the pattern itself.
Its definitely a tricky setup with trial and error. Studio type lighting would have the same effect wrt position but you might need to colour correct depending on the colour temp. of the lights and white balance.
thank you for your advice