For us watch aficionados wrist shots are like the well known selfies. Most of us take ‘shots’ on a daily basis. ‘snap shots’ in general, but if you look careful you’ll find some nice ones now and then. Besides the classic shot their are quite a lot of variations. For example: last week I spotted a nice variation on the wrist shot: a ‘pocket shot’
This brings me to a question: What is the definition of ‘wrist shots’? Maybe we don’t understand it at all:
Okay, I guess that’s not what ‘wrist shots’ are. There isn’t an official definition (besides the one used in Ice-Hockey) in the dictionary so it’s up to us. My personal definition:
A single close-up photo of the watch you’re wearing at the moment, taken by a (not too professional) mobile device, to show your watch to the digital world (mainly social media). Crop conditions: most of the watch must be visible, together with a part of your forearm.
Let’s admit: it’s quite difficult to take some nice original wrist shots. Mainly because you haven’t got all the freedom to shoot your impressive watch from all bizar angles and distances. You are subject and photographer in one… Below some personal tips.
Do you’ve got tips for us? What is a wrist shot for you? How do you determine the good and bad ones? Let us know. Also, we would love to receive great wrist shots.
Teun van Heerebeek is contributor and visual artist to Fratello Watches. With his Watches & Pencils illustrations and other articles he likes to explore the vast watch-lands in all its diversity. His love for watches mainly originates from his eye... read more