D-Flector changes photos for the better

I'm always amazed at the poor quality of some photos I get from PR firms. Photography should be a required PR course.

I'm always amazed at the poor quality of some photos I get from PR firms. Photography should be a required PR course.

A company called Sharpics wants to help with its D-Flector, a portfolio-sized device that can provide a true white background for a product shot.

Just open the briefcase-like clasps and you're ready to shoot. The company also sells - for an extra $34.99 - a camera mount you can attach to the side of a table to steady your camera.

I found the D-Flector worked as promised. The background produces an excellent pure white that can make a product look like it's suspended in air.

I just laid the item I photographed right on the D-Flector. The company advises you can also tape products and then wipe away residue from the removed tape with a damp cloth.

Once closed, the D-Flector is easy to carry and relatively lightweight - lighter than it looks when you first see it.

Any suggestions for gadgets we should try? Send them to toybox@prweek.com

  • John N. Frank writes Toy Box. He is the Chicago-based Midwest bureau chief for PRWeek.

    Price $129.99

    Available at sharpics.com

    Specs 25" x 18" x 2.5", photographic area is a 24" x 35" seamless background. Other sizes coming in June. Lid locks into a 90-degree angle

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