Monday, May 30, 2011

Tabletop Macro Studio

I think every watchmaker should have one of these. They come in handy to take pictures of customer's watches or just to produce nice looking pictures to advertise yourself.

And this should also be in every Watchmaking School. Its easy to use and encourages students to actively archive and record their work pictorially.

Its not a very expensive piece of equipment and its very easy to use. Just attach any camera with a Macro function onto a tripod or secure to the fasteners on the Lightbox and there you have it !

The one i found on the net is from MK Direct.

Click here for the link to their website.

The basic model is about USD 395 which is approximately 336 Francs excluding shipping. They appear to have more professional models which have user controlled rotating turnstiles in the Lightbox.

Oh well. The next alternative is to have a full time Product photographer in your workshop or school, but you need very deep pockets for that. Otherwise, this seems like the next best thing.

P.S : The really cheap alternative is to email the course teachers in Design and Fine Art schools and ask if you could put an Ad in their school for Freelance work. Students studying fine art and design usually have great photography skills and they are pretty creative. And because they are students and they need money to waste away on a Friday night at the club, they won't ask for much ! Good quality work, quick and very cheap. What more could you ask for ?

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