Tip #292: Cool Tip to Improve Product Shots

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Tip #292: Cool Tip to Improve Product Shots

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

This is a simple, but subtle trick that improves any product.

Give your product shots a new spin!

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Every product shot is about making the product look great. But, what do you do when the product doesn’t move.

Sure, you can zoom in and pan around. But, well, that’s pretty boring.

Here’s the tip: Put the product on a turntable. This allows you to combine multiple moves into a single shot. Now your zoom not only pulls the eye into the shot, but it also reveals new visual information, which makes the shot all that more intriguing

Adding a Lazy Susan turntable to a product shot adds energy and it’s a cheap, totally believable way to increase production value.

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2 replies
  1. Ron Braxley
    Ron Braxley says:

    Do you dress or drape the lazy susan in any way to hide the fact that it’s a cheap item from S-Mart? What/how would you recommend?

    • Larry Jordan
      Larry Jordan says:


      That depends upon what you see in the shot. I would generally dress the top of the lazy susan, then use a mask in post to hide the edges.



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