Photographing watches is one of the most complicated things a still life photographer can do, it’s also one of the most satisfying. In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to start producing advertising quality images of watches.
This course is aimed at intermediate to advanced photographers. There won’t be any explanation of the basics of photography, instead we’ll be focusing entirely on watches.
During the two-day course you’ll learn about equipment, software, a little bit of theory, but mostly practical demonstrations. The course will be conducted in a seminar style as you watch Max produce images with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. The images created will become increasingly complicated as the course progresses, culminating in two creative shoots on the second day.
- Equipment -Why I use what I do, including some budget-friendly recommendations
- What software do I use and why?
- A watch photographer’s best friend, the angle of reflection.
- Focus stacking and how to stack watches
- How to make every part of a watch look perfect – Compositing
- Photoshop tutorials, including how to work on large composites
- Shooting with Photoshop in mind
- Creative composition theory
- Three creative watch photography example shoots
WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR MAX BRIDGE
One of the biggest things which separates this workshop from others, is the instructor. Max Bridge is a commercial still life photographer who works on anything from e-commerce to advertising. Max has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world and is a very technical photographer. Click here to check out Max’s portfolio.
Having begun his career working within the camera department on film sets, Max worked on anything from Hollywood films to low budget music videos. The breadth of equipment and knowledge attained within this environment is something which most photographers never experience. Leaving the film industry in 2011 Max began his journey as a photographer and now spends his time shooting commercial still life in London.
Ability as a photographer is important but it means nothing if you can’t teach. Max has been teaching photography for years and has developed a style which can break down complex subjects making them easy to understand.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
All you need is a notepad and pen. However, if you’d prefer not to make notes, we’ll provide a comprehensive guide on the topics discussed as well as recommended reading to further advance your knowledge. You don’t need your camera but are more than welcome to bring it if you want.
If you have any questions feel free to get in touch by clicking here.
LOCATION – WEST LONDON STUDIO TBC
Terms and conditions
- A refund can be requested up to 4 weeks prior to a workshop beginning. After this time, no refund can be given unless a replacement student can be found.
- If a workshop is cancelled due to weather/photographer illness/force majeure, all students will be entitled to a refund. However, no refund will be given for travel or accommodation costs incurred.