I've talked at length about the power of depth in watch photography before. In terms of techniques that give you the most visual bang for your figurative buck, adding depth ranks right at the top of the list.
This is why the table shot is such an appealing style of watch shot. Its beauty is in its ability to offer delicious layers of details to create a very depth-rich photographic experience. The number of props that can be used also makes recreating it a bit of a playground for any budding photographer.
And spoiler alert: it's actually not that hard. In fact, there's a bit of a formula to it. Not a prescriptive formula, but a liberating formula that gives you a clear path to creating some eye candy of your own. I hope this tutorial serves you well! Enjoy.
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