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Over on Instagram I’ve seen some superb shots like this. A chance to show your creativity and sartorial clout (or lack there of for me in both cases :-d )

Here is my Omega Aqua Terra ‘Skyfall’ with Sunspel white T-shirt and blue towelling shorts by Orlebar Brown.




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Great idea for a thread Dan!

I've never had any luck with these (except 1 or 2 the wife shot) but coincidentally I just tried some 'reflection in the mirror shots' a couple of days ago so I could see what I was aiming at, & select an aperture to try to keep the watch in focus (room is pretty dim) otherwise camera always defaults to ƒ 1.8 ...

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When I fully zoomed in on the watch face for a close-up however, the image was way too small to be sharp enough ' :roll:

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I've seen loads of really great pocket shots all over the forum, but no idea how to go about taking them. The mirror reflection thing is all I could think of.

Does anyone have helpful suggestions, tips or tricks to taking pocket shots that they could share?

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Great idea for a thread Dan!

I've never had any luck with these (except 1 or 2 the wife shot) but coincidentally I just tried some 'reflection in the mirror shots' a couple of days ago so I could see what I was aiming at, & select an aperture to try to keep the watch in focus (room is pretty dim) otherwise camera always defaults to ƒ 1.8 ...

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When I fully zoomed in on the watch face for a close-up however, the image was way too small to be sharp enough ' :roll:

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I've seen loads of really great pocket shots all over the forum, but no idea how to go about taking them. The mirror reflection thing is all I could think of.

Does anyone have helpful suggestions, tips or tricks to taking pocket shots that they could share?

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Railmaster brothers!

I have a DSLR on a tripod with an app on my phone that I can use to press the trigger....very helpful! The only issue then is lighting!




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Does anyone have helpful suggestions, tips or tricks to taking pocket shots that they could share?

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I’ve done the whole set-up with tripod and leaning down to make sure the image was in focus and that there is nothing reflecting off the crystal, but this can become a huge production just to get one decent shot.

With my iPhone, it would be great if I had seven fingers on one hand, so that I can hold the phone, tap the screen to focus on the watch, and then press the shutter. I see some great photos and I can only assume that these photos involve a lot of: “Hey, honey, can you take a picture with my phone of my watch on my wrist?”

I’ll take a stab at one soon.
 

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Some great shots already chaps! Kudos to those using a DSLR and tripod. Mine are iPhone only with lots of attempts! :-d


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Superb sartorial colour choices with that Pepsi bezel :)


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Railmaster brothers!

I have a DSLR on a tripod with an app on my phone that I can use to press the trigger....very helpful! The only issue then is lighting!




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Very nice!!!


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Great idea for a thread Dan!

I've never had any luck with these (except 1 or 2 the wife shot) but coincidentally I just tried some 'reflection in the mirror shots' a couple of days ago so I could see what I was aiming at, & select an aperture to try to keep the watch in focus (room is pretty dim) otherwise camera always defaults to ƒ 1.8 ...

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When I fully zoomed in on the watch face for a close-up however, the image was way too small to be sharp enough ' :roll:

View attachment 15190379

I've seen loads of really great pocket shots all over the forum, but no idea how to go about taking them. The mirror reflection thing is all I could think of.

Does anyone have helpful suggestions, tips or tricks to taking pocket shots that they could share?

Will.
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Keep taking lots of shots and 1 in 1,000,000 will be usable! :-d


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I literally must’ve taken 30 shots to get this. I would throw Riley his ball behind me then aim the camera as he was running back towards me. This was my best effort. Worth it despite the confused faces of onlookers :-d




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Railmaster brothers!

I have a DSLR on a tripod with an app on my phone that I can use to press the trigger....very helpful!
I’ve done the whole set-up with tripod and leaning down to make sure the image was in focus and that there is nothing reflecting off the crystal, but this can become a huge production just to get one decent shot.

With my iPhone, it would be great if I had seven fingers on one hand, so that I can hold the phone, tap the screen to focus on the watch, and then press the shutter. I see some great photos and I can only assume that these photos involve a lot of: “Hey, honey, can you take a picture with my phone of my watch on my wrist?”

I’ll take a stab at one soon.
Keep taking lots of shots and 1 in 1,000,000 will be usable! :-d
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Ah! Perhaps beginning to understand the true nature of the problem(s) now...

No tripod - camera fits in jean's pocket (or no pics get taken), doesn't have apps, or touch to focus, or touch screen etc at all...

(It's a 1st generation Sony RX100 from 2012, but I got it 2nd-hand 3 or 4 years ago after being bowled over by the pics from 2 or 3 other members on here, who all used the same model).

Think Tino hit the quick answer on the head with : “Hey, honey, can you take a picture with my phone of my watch on my wrist?”

Here's the pocket shot which my better half snapped with the RX100 back in 2017...

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Over on Instagram I’ve seen some superb shots like this. A chance to show your creativity and sartorial clout (or lack there of for me in both cases :-d )

Here is my Omega Aqua Terra ‘Skyfall’ with Sunspel white T-shirt and blue towelling shorts by Orlebar Brown.




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Alright Mr. Bond... I’ll play your game.
 

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I know I know... I spent 15 seconds on the project. 13 looking for a watch to wear and 2 looking for some pants. I promise I’ll do better later in the day. Please forgive me.
 

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Haha! ;-)


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Ok, I’m a man of my word, so I grabbed a watch and went outside to take the shot. Took a couple of them to see if one worked and then came inside the house only to remember that this is the Omega Forum and the watch wasn’t an Omega. So Again I went and looked for a Omega to try the shots again. Needless to say that with the extra effort and time the enthusiasm waned so I don’t think I did very good.
 

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Ok, I’m a man of my word, so I grabbed a watch and went outside to take the shot. Took a couple of them to see if one worked and then came inside the house only to remember that this is the Omega Forum and the watch wasn’t an Omega. So Again I went and looked for a Omega to try the shots again. Needless to say that with the extra effort and time the enthusiasm waned so I don’t think I did very good.
Well, you’ve captured your top, trousers and watch so all good. Just need to zoom in a little closer.


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