Obsessional behaviour or not?

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missF’s recent post ‘How to take better wrist shots on a phone’ left me thinking about how often do I take a photograph of a watch. Not only how often, but when and where.

I find myself taking multiple shots each day on and off the wrist, indoors and outdoors from place to place. Many photographs are deleted whilst others I might PhotoShop. Some might call this obsessional behaviour, I would like to think it adds to my enjoyment in collecting watches. Am I alone?

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You won’t be alone, though I suspect it will be a matter of degree!
I don’t take wrist shots where anyone will see me! I think it might be harder to explain away as a girl!!

Edit: i’m pretty sure that if I could take better pics then i’f Take more of them.

Edit edit: After the thread about wristshots I ‘m considering upgrading my old phone for one with a better camera :lol:
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I take LOADS of photos of my wristwatches........but I do so for the love of watches so I figure it's okay.
I also just upgraded my Phone to get an even better camera Lindsey !
I got the Huawei P30 Pro.
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Not obsessive, just passionate! I do the same. Not quite as many as you, but I delete all but the very best from each session. I do get some eye rolls from the wife sometimes.
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It doesn't harm having photos of watches and jewellery. You never know when you might need them, unfortunately.
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It's not obsessive, it's just what you can easily do using digital media. Now if you were taking hundreds of photos using a film camera that could be different. And the more you take, the better your chances are of getting a great shot. It's how professional photographers work.
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Hello there

Have you considered, doing a photo mosaic, I googled wristwatch photo mosaics, but all I got were portraits etc.
I did this for my brother's 1st Anniversary present, from all his honeymoon pictures.
It was very affective, and close up, you can inspect each individual picture.

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magicman wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:05 pm
Hello there

Have you considered, doing a photo mosaic, I googled wristwatch photo mosaics, but all I got were portraits etc.
I did this for my brother's 1st Anniversary present, from all his honeymoon pictures.
It was very affective, and close up, you can inspect each individual picture.

Regards Steve
I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw Richard D’s initial post! It would be neat to see a photo mosaic of his favorite watch using shots of all his watches.
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missF wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:00 pm
After the thread about wristshots I ‘m considering upgrading my old phone for one with a better camera :lol:
........ as good a reason to invest in a new telephone. :wink:
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jkbarnes wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:09 pm
magicman wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:05 pm
Hello there

Have you considered, doing a photo mosaic, I googled wristwatch photo mosaics, but all I got were portraits etc.
I did this for my brother's 1st Anniversary present, from all his honeymoon pictures.
It was very affective, and close up, you can inspect each individual picture.

Regards Steve
I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw Richard D’s initial post! It would be neat to see a photo mosaic of his favorite watch using shots of all his watches.
Just might try that but I doubt that my wife would be impressed. She already thinks I’m odd. :lol: Now if were of my grandchildren that would be a completely different story. :D
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Richard D wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:24 pm
jkbarnes wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:09 pm
magicman wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:05 pm
Hello there

Have you considered, doing a photo mosaic, I googled wristwatch photo mosaics, but all I got were portraits etc.
I did this for my brother's 1st Anniversary present, from all his honeymoon pictures.
It was very affective, and close up, you can inspect each individual picture.

Regards Steve
I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw Richard D’s initial post! It would be neat to see a photo mosaic of his favorite watch using shots of all his watches.
Just might try that but I doubt that my wife would be impressed. She already thinks I’m odd. :lol: Now if were of my grandchildren that would be a completely different story. :D
There was an earlier thread about competitions with prizes here on the forum. Maybe the admin team ought to offer a competition where the prize is a photo mosaic portrait of the winner made from all your watch photographs! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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jkbarnes wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:29 pm
There was an earlier thread about competitions with prizes here on the forum. Maybe the admin team ought to offer a competition where the prize is a photo mosaic portrait of the winner made from all your watch photographs! :lol: :lol: :lol:
That would be as exciting as watching paint dry. :yawn: :lol:
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jkbarnes wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:29 pm
There was an earlier thread about competitions with prizes here on the forum. Maybe the admin team ought to offer a competition where the prize is a photo mosaic portrait of the winner made from all your watch photographs! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thank you for volunteering to make the Mosaic, Andrew.

On the original question, I must admit that I used to take many more watch photographs than I do these days. In fact, I now rarely take them. Mostly I just wear the things. Occasionally I will post one and then probably delete it from whatever device it happens to be on. I’ve kept a few good ones but not so many as some people seem to have.
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I've just gone into me Flickr account and have 519 pictures (out of a total number of 878 pictures) of watches:
The top 3 photographed watches:
1st.jpg
ZERO WEST S1 Spitfire = 39
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2nd.jpg
PINION Axis Bronze = 38
PINION Axis Broze.jpg
3rd.jpg
CHOPARD GPdM = 33
CHOPARD GPdM.jpg
Then, the most photographed CW
C9 AM GT LE = 26
C9 AM GT LE.jpg
But then I have 205 photos of my car that I've been doing up.
Jaguar X-type.jpg
2011 W5 Matisse Diamond (GF);
2011 C9 FLE;
2012 C60 Trident Pro 600 FLE (Red Jag);
2012 C70 GP MONTE CARLO;
2012 C70 DBR1 COSC;
2016 C60 Trident Pro 600 Vintage 43mm;
2018 C65 Trident Diver Bronze SH21 LE;
2019 C9 AM GT LE.
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^^^^^the Zero West has a important story to tell.
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