Here is a sample image of my own watch, just a simple wrist watch but one I’ve had for over 25 years and still ticking. In preparation for an upcoming product shoot I thought I would make a start and run through some lighting set ups and post processing.
The only things missing from this project is the macro lens I usually hire in for whats called focus stacking, This would enable me to have a series of images with the focus start at the front of the watch and the focus on the others slowly working there way across the watch to the back. Then in HeliconFocus software it would blend them all together to make one image with end to end sharpness.
Here are a few pics of my basic set up and lighting at home in prep for the shoot at the studio.