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5 unique ways to use risers in product photography

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Jitz Lim
5 unique ways to use risers in product photography

Risers and platforms are some of the hottest photography props on the branded imagery circuit. We've spotted them being used in premium editorial content through to social media savvy brands on Instagram. It would appear that all types of product categories are literally elevating their product images with blocks!

Adding allure to your brand photography using these geometric shapes is simple and effective - the blocks and levels add depth and visual interest without distracting from the hero product.

We've curated some effective ways to integrate these on-trend items into your next photoshoot, check out our top 5 ways to level-up your next shoot with risers.

1. Use them as platforms

Products are placed on risers of different heights to create highlights and visual interest compared to the boring look of a flat landscape.

2. Create interesting backgrounds

Stacking risers behind the product create lines, shadows, and shapes. This provides depth and an interesting background to the image.

3. Highlight your hero

Placing the product in or on a single riser gives it a luxury look and automatically creates a hero appeal to the product.

4. Add some depth to your flatlay

Using risers that are the same color as the background will make the products stand out by creating contrast and dimension to the image.

5. Support or stand your product

Some products don't have a flat bottom. Risers provide the perfect structure for the products to lean on.

Don't own any risers? You can always use the product's packaging box as a riser!

Want more ideas?

Are you looking for even more inspiration on how you can integrate these handy props into your product photography? Check out our Risers and Platforms board on Pinterest for over 70 ideas you can use to level up your next photoshoot.

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