Watch Photography in General
Watch photography is a little bit more difficult in comparison to product photography in general. This is because of the shiny finish of the watch cases and the shape of them, you will see every tiny piece of dust, dirt of fingerprint on the case. Besides that you will have reflections in your watch case if you’re not using a reflective screen or reflector. It is hard to prevent that, but in our watch photography tutorial there are some tips and tricks for it.
Next to the (polished) watch case which has a shiny or matte finish a watch also has a crystal which is made from plexiglas on vintage watches or mineral crystals. In probably most ‘new’ or recent watches you will find sapphire crystals. All of these have different characteristics which you have to adjust to.
Watch Photography by Jeroen Vink
This page is my digital watch photography showcase for my work with watches. As an engineer and mechanic I love everything that is mechanical. The last few years my passion for mechanical watches and photography grew and it turns out; both are great to combine.
I am a watch collector myself and because of that my first experience with watch photography was when I was trying to make decent pictures of my personal watches. My own preferences for watches go out to ‘vintage’ Omega dresswatches because they are clean and simple. I’ve had a lot of these watches and I’m trying to keep the best for my personal collection. I am based in Haarlem / Amsterdam but if you are interested in Watch Photography; I’m always prepared to travel.
My photography studio and gear are portable so therefore I am able to come to you.
A small preview of my work with watches: