Product Photography: Keeping Round Objects from Rolling

Product Photography Keeping Round Objects From Rolling

I love “aha!” moments. Sometimes I’m a bit embarrassed that I don’t think of these solutions sooner. Photographing round objects is one of those scenarios. I have been constantly frustrated when trying to photograph them because they always roll away from me. Even if i can get them to sit in the right spot, you can guarantee that the label isn’t showing anymore. 

Enter: my “aha!” moment. 

I wanted to photograph this Tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Marine Boosting Mist sample bottle for my @shinnbeauty page on Instagram. Sure, I could have stood the bottle up and photographed it that way – but my mom recently has me intrigued by flat lays and I really wanted to try my hand at it. I wasn’t going to back down, I would figure this out. 

I feel a little silly posting this, but honestly if this helps someone else out, I can withstand you guys laughing at how incredibly simple this is: 
Tape & Round Object

That’s right. Tape. Tape is my secret weapon. Notice this isn’t even a name brand tape dispenser, because the quality doesn’t really matter. In fact, the less sticky the tape, the less chances are that you’ll peel up sections of your poster board. #winning. 

Tape on Bottle

Roll a small section of tape and adhere to the back of your bottle. Make sure the front of the label is on the opposite side. 

Adhere to Poster Board

Press the tape onto the poster board, making sure that your label is facing up. 

Finished Product

and you’re done! No rolling, the object is in the exact spot you want it, and you can read the label. 

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XOXO

-B

 

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