What is the best way to get consistent angles in product photography?
January 7, 2013 8:30 PM Subscribe
"I'm shooting a large amount of products on a white background for an electronics company, and they are wanting every item to be shot solo at the exact same angle/degree, to be composited seamlessly at a later time in various group shots.
posted by theperfectcrime to media & arts (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Keeping the angle ultra-consistent wouldn't be an issue if they were all being shot on the same day, but the company will be filtering the items to me over a period of months. My studio and tripod set-up will obviously be broken down and moved around in between these product shoots, and I'm looking for suggestions on foolproof ways to re-create the exact same angle each time. I realize it may be as simple as recording the measurements and positioning of the tripod, camera, and table, but it still seems unlikely that the angle and plane will be precisely the same every time. Does anyone have experience with doing this sort of thing long term? Or know of a feasible method of keeping it consistent throughout the months? Would love to get some pointers, or better yet find an existing tutorial. My search efforts thus far have been fruitless. Thanks."