Product Photography Turntables ? Creating 360 Product Photography In-house

Posted by peterjonesnd on June 12th, 2018

Product Photography Turntables come in various forms, types, sizes all very unique in their respective manner. When looking to get started with 360 Product Photography, one should be aware of the type of photography turntable and choose the option best suited to their unique requirements and budget. In this article, we will discuss types of turntable photography.

Computer Controlled Photography Turntables: These product photography turntables connect to a computer via USB or wirelessly and are controlled via computer application. The application typically will also include a camera controller and will allow users to control turntable and camera via mouse clicks. The 360 turntable photography workflow is automated in a turn, stop, snap workflow – capturing a pre-defined number of images per 360 rotation. In addition to the automated capture workflow, the included application also usually includes a 360 product view creator application that will convert individual frames into an interactive 360 product view. These are the most professional options and can ensure for precise and consistent capture. While computer controlled photography turntables are typically more expensive than other options, they do save users time and effort each time 360 product photography is shot.

Manual Turntable for Photography: A great option for starting with 360 product photography is a Manual Turntable. The workflow is straightforward: capture XX number of images at even intervals over a 360 rotation. It is important to ensure consistent capture angles (ex. every 10-degrees) and to achieve this, it’s a good idea to measure out and mark these angles. There is also some great pre-built options on Amazon® that have pre-cut guide markers

Motorized Continuous Spin Photography Turntables: In recent years, there has been an influx of these photography turntables released into the market. Although advertised as ‘turntable for photography’, users are often left wondering how to create 360 product photography using these. In order to shoot 360 product photography with a continuous spin turntable, users require a camera that has a large buffer and can shoot very quickly at a consistent capture rate. In addition, users must use ample light so they can use a shutter speed of 1/60 or greater.

Turntable photography is a hot trend that is enabling eCommerce and online sellers convert more sales. Understanding the basics of 360 product photography and more specifically photography turntable types is a good first step to preparing to go 360.

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