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G-Shock Watch in Sepia

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by vincechu, May 4, 2010.

  1. vincechu

    vincechu Mu-43 Regular

    I got bored today and decided to take some photos of my G-Shock watch, as I thought it would be fun to try and photograph an object (usually I do people or plants) properly (as in I decided to consider lighting, composition etc) rather than a quick snap of objects which I usually do.

    So here are my favourite photos, in no particular order:

    1. Started off with simple head on photos, and felt that the shadow somehow added to the composition. This one looks like it should be an advert with some kind of writing to the top right lol :smile:

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    2 + 3, I thought I'd try some other angles, to try and make things more interesting.

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    4. This was actually the first one I took, but thought that the objects in the background were distracting so I moved everything for the rest of the photos, funnily enough this one turns out to be my favourite :tongue:

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    I guess these photos were inspired/influenced by these 3 points found in a topic started by Brian - "How to become a better photographer"

    I'd recommend you take a look at that thread if you haven't had the chance to yet, there's some very interesting ideas there :thumbup:

    Comments and criticisms very welcome
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  2. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 11, 2010
    I think the first shot worked best, whilst I agree you need to keep shooting, sometimes you just nail it early on in the shoot.

    Well done some nice images...just think the first one is perfect though :)  Only thing I would change is that the watch to me is the wrong way around.

    Well done.
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  3. DavidB

    DavidB Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 7, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    My first reaction to the 1st shot was that with the shadow to the side it might look better "the right way up", but my instinct was to rotate it so the shadow was "underneath" (as we're using to having light shining from above). Took me a tic to realise that this would put the watch upside-down.

    Have you tried some shots where the watch is on its other side (or the shadow is to the left)? It could be interesting to show both variants to someone who hasn't seen either before and ask them which they like better.
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  4. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hi Vince, I like shot number 3. It's like unveiling a new range of G watches.
    Thanks for sharing.
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