What time is it?

When photographing a watch or clock, it is always nine minutes and 31-and-a-half seconds after ten. As in my watch the other day:


That way, watches look most appealing. Look for it. Almost every watch is photographed at this “rule of time” position.

yet another one of the ten thousand tips that make a photographer!

And can you see that I used a 35mm f/1.4 lens in available light?

3 thoughts on “What time is it?

  1. Do you think it would work as well at 4:39 and 1.5 seconds? With the focus as you have it and the small DOF the hour and minute hands may be better defined.

    Plus it would be unusual.

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