6 tips to perfect the pocket shot

6 tips to perfect the pocket shot

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This tutorial was originally published on Instagram Stories as part of Sunday Study Club. You can find it in its original format as a highlight on the Watch Studies Instagram profile.

Is there anything more candidly cool than standing around with your hands in your pocket with a beautiful watch on the wrist? It's a familiar and relatable scene as we've surely all stood around waiting for something and awkwardly needed to put our hands somewhere. That's right, it's cool and awkward. Together at last!

As far as third person shots go, the pocket shot, if done right, can also pack a real storytelling punch with all its layers of details. The challenge is in capturing – and as a prerequisite, creating – the moment though. And that's what makes the pocket shot a bit of an advanced move.

Between the gear, the pose, and the coordination to handle both at the same time, your hands will quite literally be full. But if you can get your hands on a tripod and muster the creative spirit to pick out a decent outfit (oh crap, I'm borderlining on giving fashion advice again), I have a few tips that can take you the rest of the way there. Enjoy!

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