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Hi,

I take all my photos with my phone it fits the pourpose perfectly, but to achieve something near a catalog like result I improvise a home studio: two lamps pointing at a two cardboards and one third one glued to a wall descending to a table. This way I manage to set non directional light with a white neutral background. The watch usually its on a sollar powered rotating dish tha I've ordered for this pourpose.

Have you done this, any tips or advices?

Here are some of my "home studio" photos, show yours to.
 

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I am looking into this! I saw advice from a photographer who used just a fold up white fabric laundry basket from Ikea as his "studio". I was thinking of something more like wooden boards with a black side and a white side for different moods, and LED lamps for whiter light. My only remaining concern is that the colour of the walls and objects in the room will be reflected in polished watch surfaces.

I really like your set up, you've really nailed it in some of the earlier shots!
 

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I've found one of the best things is a collapsible light tent (google or search on amazon) with one light on each side (can be a lamp or whatever you have). by playing with the position of the lights and the backdrop color you can vary things a lot.

It's also collapsible for easy storage.

Example
 

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If you are low on a budget or just enjoy tinkering, good for you.

But if you think that those photos look good in any shape or form, I'm sorry, but that is just not the case.

If you want to show your watches on a plain white background, I suggest using a white bachground (wall) that is far away (several meters) in order to have it out of focus which will fade ugly details, with the object being close to the cam, and then using a proper software like Adobe Lightroom in order to adjust the background to a total white.

If you want good looking photos with a DECENT looking background, just get some nice wood or a good looking tile combined with a proper DSLR / mirrorless cam and either a 200mm 4.0 or better lens, or a macro 2.8 or better lens, in order to blur out the background. In this case you will need a proper tripod and you can work with regular daylight which is much more natural than any lightbox.




 

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Look at Bruce Williams watch reviews he uses a cell phone with accessory lenses and natural light!
Very good photos..

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