Photography session: Vacheron Constantin Overseas

The training continues! By popular demand, it's the Overseas today. I feel I am slowly learning and getting better at this photography thing, and this watch is so rewarding when you get good pictures. Just look at it: Mesmerizing dial, excellent finishing all around, and an amazing design 馃槏

Based on previous advice, I tried to improve the following today:

  1. Angles. In particular the flatlay, where @DanTheo82 provided me with lots of useful tips, and...

  2. Composition. I basically stole Dan's idea for the flatlay. I think his tip about either going for a clean shot or a casual look (i.e. don't try both at once) was really useful.

I got a few photography gadgets for Christmas, notably lights and soft boxes. Some parts were missing in the package (frustratingly), but with some DYI fixing I got some or it working at least. Taking pictures really is mainly about playing with the light, and manipulating it to do what you want. I'm not a natural at this, but it feels like my understanding is evolving.

Amazing piece 馃憦馃徎馃憦馃徎

NiroZed

Amazing piece 馃憦馃徎馃憦馃徎

Thank you!

Amazing work! Very impressive shots. I think I will look at some lighting in the new year too. Thanks for sharing, always an enjoyment to see your progress 馃憣

Thank you! I find that these types of compositions are the ones that feel the most natural to me. Still a long way to go, but a flatlay still feels incredibly awkward to set up, whereas with these I at least have some sort of idea of where I want to go.

DanTheo82

Amazing work! Very impressive shots. I think I will look at some lighting in the new year too. Thanks for sharing, always an enjoyment to see your progress 馃憣

Thanks a lot! Can't wait to see 馃馃馃

Yeah, good point. Thanks 馃檹

Nice shots fam

I think the second is my favorite of the three. All good compositions. The first is very strong too - my only comment being that it would be helped if you could remove the reflections (mostly the color) on the bottom part of the bracelet鈥 which I know is difficult but I鈥檇 play with different methods to shield yourself when shooting. Great work all around! 馃憤

WatchVibes

Nice shots fam

Thank you 馃檹

bevelwerks

I think the second is my favorite of the three. All good compositions. The first is very strong too - my only comment being that it would be helped if you could remove the reflections (mostly the color) on the bottom part of the bracelet鈥 which I know is difficult but I鈥檇 play with different methods to shield yourself when shooting. Great work all around! 馃憤

Thanks a lot! Good tip about the reflection on the bracelet. I suppose wearing black would help a bit.

Oh boy. For me the wait was worth the time. Not only have you become proficient in arranging the pieces but the clarity of the design and colors are outstanding. I especially love how you were able to capture that blue dial in all its glory. As always thank you so much for sharing and do I ever look forward to your next post. Think this one will still be my favorite.

corsokid

Oh boy. For me the wait was worth the time. Not only have you become proficient in arranging the pieces but the clarity of the design and colors are outstanding. I especially love how you were able to capture that blue dial in all its glory. As always thank you so much for sharing and do I ever look forward to your next post. Think this one will still be my favorite.

Thank you so much for the kind words 馃槏