Joshua Geiger, a commercial photographer, demonstrates in this video how to easily composite and retouch a product shoot using mid to low-range watches while still bringing them to life in a high-end manner. His method is not very complicated, but what makes it so wonderful is the experience he demonstrates in layering his photo and adding depth via smoke and ambiance
Geiger has amassed a substantial collection of videos that are both extremely helpful and educational on YouTube. These movies provide advice on Geiger’s commercial and industrial work processes. After discovering his page on Fstoppers about a year ago, it was a pleasant surprise to see how effortlessly he was able to produce such high-end photographs. This was a welcome treat.
During this breakdown, he demonstrates how to layer an image and frame it in such a way that it has the ideal composition for three watch faces by utilising smoke and texture. These components offer a striking contrast to the smooth and unbroken lines that make up the watch faces, while also drawing more attention to the lines themselves.
His addition of smoke is pretty fascinating since he utilises a number of photos to layer it in, and he picks and chooses where in the frame to mask it in or out. An older video that can be seen below demonstrates in detail how he sets up this picture in the studio.