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Chapter Four. Shooting Products Like a P... > Special Wire for Hanging Products

Special Wire for Hanging Products

SCOTT KELBY

Invisible thread. It’s not just for repairing your clothes—this incredibly sturdy stuff can be used to suspend products in midair so you can shoot them (well, of course, it depends on the weight of the product. It’s not going to hold a car battery, if that’s what you’re thinking). Just put a boom stand arm up high—just high enough so you can’t see it in your viewfinder—then tie one end of the invisible thread to the boom, the other end to your product, and fire away. Now, you can also use fishing line if you can’t get hold of some invisible thread, and while it’s pretty unobtrusive, you’re probably going to have to remove that line later in Photoshop. That’s what I used in the shot you see above, and I did a video clip on how I removed the fishing line using Adobe Photoshop (the clip actually aired on Photoshop User TV, a weekly video podcast I’ve been co-hosting for the past few years), and you can see that clip on the book’s companion website at www.kelbytraining.com/books/digphotogv3.

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