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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:31 am

I do a lot of photography, but mostly wildlife images. I have done a lot of macro work as well, but not on products. I am getting ready to sell about 20-30 watches in my collection and am curious what some people use for lighting?

I have a macro tent I purchased and it comes with 2 lights, but they seem to be a little bright even being diffused through the tent. Someone told me a flashlight for selective lighting...not sure if that works well. Any help would be appreciated.
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:47 am

I use a regular desk lamp and a flashlight. Works OK for me.
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:43 pm

As Elvis would say "Thank ya...a, thank ya very much"
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Post by koimaster on Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:18 pm


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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:13 pm

I really like my setup:

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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:18 pm

I have a light box similar to the one shown. It helps to take macro shots but I seem to have trouble eliminating reflections using it. Anymore, I seem to get better results setting up a table right by a window using natural light. Unfortunately, the sun rarely makes an appearance in Oregon this time of year.
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:31 pm

Blocking reflections is almost always needed, especially from the crystal so you can see the dial clearly. I have an old badminton racket covered in black as a large paddle that I can position above the watch to block reflections. I also find it is best to work at night and wear black so I don't see too many reflections of myself in the stainless steel.
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:38 pm

SynMike wrote:Blocking reflections is almost always needed, especially from the crystal so you can see the dial clearly. I have an old badminton racket covered in black as a large paddle that I can position above the watch to block reflections. I also find it is best to work at night and wear black so I don't see too many reflections of myself in the stainless steel.

Good idea, I may try that. I have gone so far as to use black posterboard with a hole large enough for the lens to fit through. Too many moving parts can make my method unwieldy.
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