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TAG Heuer Men's Formula 1 Grande Date Chronograph Watch | by Aurimas Adomavicius
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TAG Heuer Men's Formula 1 Grande Date Chronograph Watch

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Shot using 3 lights. 2 gridded for rim, third in umbrella for fill.

 

The watch is sitting on a transparent sheet of highly reflective plastic, with a back piece of paper going underneath it and bending upward. I was later thinking that I could have lit from below, too, and skipped the paper, but this worked out ok, I guess.

 

The biggest pain was getting the light beams narrow enough and eliminating the shadows from the watch itself. With the brace being so reflective it was pretty annoying. I was also getting a reflection of myself on the dial since the fill light would light me up pretty good, too. And my last complaint is that I don't have a macro lens and had to shoot this with a 17-40 lens. :) I would have loved to get in on the detail and dials of the watch.

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Taken on July 11, 2010