It had been a while since I photographed a watch, so I’m happy to have done this one. Watches are how I started in jewelry photography 30 years ago, so this feels like old home week. In fact, my first were black and gold watches too, now that I think about it.
My goal was to create a somewhat masculine ambiance and texture as if the watch has just been taken off the wrist and set down, and by controlling the depth of field, to focus the viewer’s attention on the watch face itself, where it needs to be.
If it had been desirable, I could have used focus stacking, whereby the entire watch and band, front to back, would have been sharp. The shiny stainless steel inside of the band wasn’t the point of the photo, though, so focus stacking was inappropriate for this particular session.
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