INSIDER TIPS TO ELEVATE YOUR WATCH PHOTOGRAPHY
Discover top secrets from past winners to capture perfect watch moments, improve your photography, and stand out on #FortisFriday
#FortisFriday is not just a day; it’s a celebration of time, precision, and most importantly, creativity. Each week, we are astounded by the captivating visuals that our vibrant community shares, showcasing their unique interpretations of the Fortis spirit. While every photo holds its charm, there’s no harm in learning a few insider tips to up your game.
First and foremost, remember that it’s not all about luck. @jirivratislav, last year’s #FortisFriday winner, reminds us that the best photos often come from a blend of quality, effort, and patience. When you strive for perfection, don’t settle for a shot that doesn’t feel right. Instead, push the limit of your creativity and always aim for your best. Most importantly, remember that the process should be enjoyable. After all, what is creativity without a sprinkle of fun?
On the other hand, @lucalbert, another #FortisFriday champion, breaks down the process into actionable steps.
1. Find the Perfect Lighting: Don’t worry if you don’t have a professional studio; natural light can work wonders. Seek out indirect or diffused light sources for a softer effect. Remember, the less light there is, the more stability you need. Using a tripod can help!
2. Stage Your Scene: Start by visualizing the scene in your head, then bring it to life. Add elements to your photo for visual interest – think textures, colors, and everyday items that complement your watch.
3. Keep It Clean: A dusty watch can be distracting, especially in close-ups. Unless it’s part of an active lifestyle shot, make sure your watch is sparkling clean. If your watch has more than two hands, try to ensure they aren’t covering the logo on the dial.
4. Take Your Shots: Experiment with different angles and focus points. Play with light reflections. Don’t be afraid to take multiple shots – the more you practice, the better you’ll get.
5. Curate: Choose your best photo. This is the one you’ll be presenting to the world!
6. Edit: Tools like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop can help enhance your images and develop your unique style. Don’t shy away from post-processing – it’s where the magic often happens!
In the spirit of ongoing learning, we plan on turning this into a series of weekly tips and tricks. We hope these insights will inspire you to capture even more stunning #FortisFriday moments. Stay tuned for the next round of tips and, most importantly, keep having fun with your Fortis!