Photo Friday: Star Wars Watch

Photographing Memorabilia
f/4.5, exp 1/25 sec, exp bias +0.7, ISO 100,
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What young boy growing up in the late 1970s and 1980s didn’t like Star Wars? Very, very few I believe. My husband was no different. One example of his preference for the movie is that he happily shares the movie with his own children. The other was this watch found in this collection of stuff that has been in our attic for decades. So, with the theme of Brand Names for November, I’m sharing with you the photos I took of a Star Wars brand item.

Photographing Fad Items
f/4.5, exp 1/25 sec, exp bias +0.7, ISO 100,
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I love the smooth background of white cardboard inside a lightbox. However, I found it difficult to position the watch. So, after a few attempts, I decided to place a piece of fiberfill inside my lightbox, cover it with white muslin and put the watch back inside. Positioning the watch was easier.

1980s Darth Vader Watch
f/5, exp 1/13 sec, exp bias +0.7, ISO 100,
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Photography with Lightbox
f/5, exp 1/10 sec, exp bias +0.3, ISO 100,
Center Weight Average Metering
Product Photography
f/5, exp 1/10 sec, exp bias +0.3, ISO 100,
Center Weight Average Metering

Although the muslin set up made for ease in positioning the watch, the background isn’t smooth. Perhaps I could lower the f-stop number and blur the background more. I might have to attempt blurring using PhotoShop Elements.

It would have been great if you could see the digital time we Darth Vader’s helmet opened up. The watch stopped working long ago. But my husband remembers it fondly. What fad items do you have in your collection that you should be sharing?

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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