This tutorial was originally published on Instagram Stories. You can find it in its original format as a highlight on the Watch Studies Instagram profile.
The best camera is the one you have on you, as the trope goes. And if you're reading this article right now, I can guess with pretty high certainty that there's a watch on your wrist and a phone in your pocket.
But shooting watch photos with your phone's camera is about more than just real time wrist checks for the gram. It's actually about getting back to photography fundamentals so that you can strengthen and do more with them should you find yourself armed with a better camera at some point.
Modern DSLRs and lenses have gotten pretty fancy. So much so that it's easy to just crank the aperture wide open, switch everything to auto, and just let tech take the driver's seat (no shame, I do this occasionally too). But your camera phone, while still very technologically fancy in its own right, forces you to be more intentional with the elements that make a great photo great. Like depth. And that's really what today's tutorial is all about. Enjoy!
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