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BobShaw

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Holding bags open for internal shots
« on: August 06, 2019, 01:38:36 am »

Hi guys,
I am looking for ideas and devices to hold bags open so that the inside can be photographed without your hands visible. I am thinking there may be flexible bands like those used for the frames of trifold reflectors. Please see the photos for what I am trying to do, but better.
Bob
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Re: Holding bags open for internal shots
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 10:04:15 am »

I can tell you what I do. I photograph a lot of bags. Perhaps it will be of use.

I donít put anything inside. I use various hooks or pins or safety pins on the outside of the bag and pull it open from the outside. Iím other words slip a safety pin through the outside and a piece of thread through that and attach  that to a weight, light stand or whatever is handy to pull it open. Sometimes the bag will have a convenient attachment point such as a loop or strap. Obviously the outside around the bag is deep etched out in post.
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Re: Holding bags open for internal shots
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 08:30:48 pm »

Thanks Martin.
I can't make holes in the bag but will look at various other ways to keep it open. The client wants to show the phone and notebook etc inside so the customer can see how they would use the bag.
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Re: Holding bags open for internal shots
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 01:31:30 am »

Pick up some aluminum round bar stock, thinner like 1/8 or smaller in diameter. Bend and cut to desired shape. Mild steel heavy gauge wire might work for what you're doing as well. A pair of bolt cutters and some gaffers tape on the ends (to make the edges less pokey, if you don't have access to a sander to soften the cut edges).

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Re: Holding bags open for internal shots
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 09:03:18 am »

Hi guys,
I am looking for ideas and devices to hold bags open so that the inside can be photographed without your hands visible. I am thinking there may be flexible bands like those used for the frames of trifold reflectors. Please see the photos for what I am trying to do, but better.
Bob

A couple of bungee cords hooked to the handles on either side pulling the bag open.  Then clone them out.
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