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Yes, John, I thought of you when I was watching this video.
At the Heuer Parade event last year, someone told me that they shoot two watches per day, for the catalog shots. To see just a few of the results, have a look here -- http://www.onthedash.com/document/phillips-heuer-parade-results/ And these are just the head shots . . . I must assume that there is a higher degree of difficulty on some of the more artsy shots.
So maybe some of us good get really lucky and capture a decent (??) photo of that Indy car at 200 MPH, but there is no such possibility with these watch shots. Takes some real expertise, some decent equipment and lots of time . . . no matter how good the photographer and equipment may be.
: Try to take a really good watch photo. Try to take a watch photo as
: good as these. Just try to take a watch photo with no unwanted
: reflections...of the camera...of the surrounding room. After you
: get to that point try to place the highlights and shadows in the
: exact places where they show off the watch...make it look 3d in
: the 2d world of the screen or the print. Try to get the colors
: right. Try to make a watch photo with no flaws like the watch
: photos these guys make and it will be easy to see why it can
: take them so long. It will be easy to see why because quite
: frankly, most of us won't be able to do it...in a full working
: day or ever.