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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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