Rate my Pocket shot?

This is my first attempt and doing a pocket shot. Some of my favorite pages on instagram do pocket shots and have always enjoyed them. What do you guys think?

I like it mate! Very good for first attempt! 馃槏

Looks real good, At quick glance it looked rendered!! I totally mean that as a compliment馃

MinnKonaMike

Looks real good, At quick glance it looked rendered!! I totally mean that as a compliment馃

Thank you! I am kinda shocked at how much reflecting the hesalite does lol

VH.watchfan

I like it mate! Very good for first attempt! 馃槏

Thank you 馃槏

What pocket, I'm looking at that awesome watch!

I think it would look better if you were to don a Speedo for the shot. 馃槣

Nice pic, Very suave! I have weird hands so Pocket shot or clenched fist! 聽To hide my odd fingers.

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HotWatchChick69

I think it would look better if you were to don a Speedo for the shot. 馃槣

The only "pocket" left would make that very NSFW lmao

whitesalmon

Nice pic, Very suave! I have weird hands so Pocket shot or clenched fist! 聽To hide my odd fingers.

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Its very awkward shooting these myself lol

Looks great. I would just add a fill light from the top left.聽

Or try just moving the light higher. The bottom lighting can look less natural than top lighting because we don't see it often in day to day life.聽

Excellent pic. With those jeans, the shot is riveting!

Like it - nice subject too, congrats!

If I may offer some subjective comments:聽

Eyes are always drawn to a brightest part of a picture - the watch and the (lighter) sweatshirt are competing with each other for the viewer鈥檚 focus. A darker sweatshirt will concentrate the attention on the watch.

I like the high key look of the photo and you mentioned the reflections - I wouldn鈥榯 mind seeing slightly more reflection on the crystal to add more dimensionality to the photo - shadows and reflections can add more contrast and stop images looking too 鈥榝lat鈥. I do realise that will take away from the details of the watch and take away from it being a 鈥榬ecord鈥 shot but making a photo like this, intimates that it shows the watch in a 鈥榣ifestyle鈥 setting as opposed to an out and out 鈥榙etail鈥 or 鈥榬ecord鈥 photograph.

It was a good choice to use directional 鈥檚oft鈥 lighting (natural or otherwise) in this manner as the harsh metal provides a great contrast to the fabrics and soft shadows.

Good job also on avoiding too many wrinkles and creases on wrist/hand too. It can feel slightly odd putting the hand in slightly awkward/unnatural positions.

It鈥榮 quite difficult with this watch to have the hands in a position where they will not obscure the sub-registers. Maybe turning the wrist (and dial) slightly towards the camera could have resulted in a better angle to see the dial?

Just my own personal thoughts (yours are the only ones that truly matter) 聽- hope to see more in the future! 馃憦馃憦馃憦

CitizenKale

Looks great. I would just add a fill light from the top left.聽

Or try just moving the light higher. The bottom lighting can look less natural than top lighting because we don't see it often in day to day life.聽

This was natural light! If you look at the reflecting part of the watch you can make out some trees lol

Chunghauphoto

Like it - nice subject too, congrats!

If I may offer some subjective comments:聽

Eyes are always drawn to a brightest part of a picture - the watch and the (lighter) sweatshirt are competing with each other for the viewer鈥檚 focus. A darker sweatshirt will concentrate the attention on the watch.

I like the high key look of the photo and you mentioned the reflections - I wouldn鈥榯 mind seeing slightly more reflection on the crystal to add more dimensionality to the photo - shadows and reflections can add more contrast and stop images looking too 鈥榝lat鈥. I do realise that will take away from the details of the watch and take away from it being a 鈥榬ecord鈥 shot but making a photo like this, intimates that it shows the watch in a 鈥榣ifestyle鈥 setting as opposed to an out and out 鈥榙etail鈥 or 鈥榬ecord鈥 photograph.

It was a good choice to use directional 鈥檚oft鈥 lighting (natural or otherwise) in this manner as the harsh metal provides a great contrast to the fabrics and soft shadows.

Good job also on avoiding too many wrinkles and creases on wrist/hand too. It can feel slightly odd putting the hand in slightly awkward/unnatural positions.

It鈥榮 quite difficult with this watch to have the hands in a position where they will not obscure the sub-registers. Maybe turning the wrist (and dial) slightly towards the camera could have resulted in a better angle to see the dial?

Just my own personal thoughts (yours are the only ones that truly matter) 聽- hope to see more in the future! 馃憦馃憦馃憦

Love the feedback! Great comments. I am definitely going to try with some darker combinations. This was all natural light in my garage, but used a diffuser to cut down on the directional light between myself and the sun. Its funny you mention the wrinkles and creases as I took about 6-10 shots and reviewed after each to check for those. This was like the 6th or so shot lol. I was alone so my setup was shooting via mobile app to my sony A7IV. I took some more last night using my 48" octoboxes to get "even" lighting and cut down on hotspots unless I wanted them on the crystal! Thanks again for the feedback! I really appreciate it!

CartersWatchAddiction

This was natural light! If you look at the reflecting part of the watch you can make out some trees lol

Fair enough. But you can see what I mean right? The shadow is above the arm.聽

Even with natural light you can add some control with some inexpensive reflectors or just a white piece of material.