Perhaps you remember these gorgeous lens-inspired watches from TACS. The Japanese brand has done it again, this time creating Automatic Twin Lens. It’s an elegant TLR-inspired watch for all you vintage camera enthusiasts. I find this one the most beautiful so far, so let’s take a peek at the story behind it.
Putting it mildly, we are living in interesting times. Longstanding habits, including getting out into the world, have been broken for most of us. And while most of the world is now emerging from months of personal isolation, here in the United States it looks as if we might have to get used to enforced loneliness again fairly soon.
But that doesn’t mean that we can’t stay busy and even learn a thing or two. From the torrent of really well done watch photos appearing on Instagram and other media these days, it appears as though lots of watch enthusiasts have been spending at least some of their time polishing their macro photography and wrist shooting.
Ok, so, it’s not letting you take a Nikon camera with you everwhere you go, but it is a Nikon. Last year was Nikon’s 100th anniversary and this year is the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F 35mm SLR camera. To celebrate, Nikon Museum (operated by Nikon Corp.) has released a limited edition watch.
Surprisingly, they’re not selling it for a ridiculously high price, either. Although, it may gain in value extremely quickly, as there are only 100 of them available.
I always find it interesting to see (or own) different kinds of items that were inspired by photography gear. The Japanese brand TACS has announced a collection of watches that have been inspired by lenses. So, if you’re looking to buy a gift for yourself or a photographer in your life or treat yourself, this is definitely something to consider.
Perhaps you remember Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami for his experiment with “magic bokeh.” This time, he has made something you may find even cooler. He used a broken camera and turned it into a watch. And it doesn’t only look sharp (no pun intended) – it can take actually take photos, too!
The idea of a smartwatch that could project a “screen” onto your arm with an interactive touch UI has been around for a while. But up until now, they’ve all either been vapourware or concepts. Now, though, it seems to be a reality, in the form of the LumiWatch, developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. Although, it doesn’t actually look very good. In fact, it looks quite terrible.
Last week, I wrote an article about shooting a watch using only one light, and I promised to write a Part 2 of this series on how to shoot a watch using more Photoshop work. So, I was in my studio preparing to do the 2nd part of the article and I brought my iPad for pegs and music. I was getting ready to shoot but something crazy hit me, what if I shot the watch using only my iPad (like I did a year ago for other products), could be something, right?
So, here is a step by step and behind the scenes tutorial on how to photograph a watch using your iPad. So instead of 2 Parts of my How to shoot a watch, it will be a 3 Parts Series.