I'm interested in watch photography but it's not something I've done before and wanted some pointers before I started.
This is the sort of thing I'm talking about:
It's one of several images from this article.
I guess the first question is - is that watch actually IN water or is it a photoshop job?! I'm guessing it's in the water, so how do I set this up?
I have a light box thing and have shot a few macro product style shots in it with varying degrees of success. Would I be best with a light on either side and one above? Should I be using a macro lens and getting in close, or staying as far back as I can with a telephoto? Would a CPF help? I was going to fill a pan with water to set the watch in, how do I make sure I get the best possible reflection? I mean, what should I have in the pan (it's glass so do I line it with black, white, shiny etc?) The more I look at these shots, the more questions I have!!