DIY IKEA hack for easy 360º product photography

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, January 12, 2015 at 2:14 PM EDT


If you think you need an elaborate, expensive studio setup to capture 360º product photography, you’re going to want watch this video. Uploaded to Youtube by Vladimir Matiyasevich, this two-and-a-half minute DIY tutorial shows you how, with a few inexpensive products from IKEA, you can have a perfect 360º product photography setup.

For the setup, you’re going to need what's pictured below: one IKEA Lazy Susan, one sheet of white seamless, four inexpensive IKEA lamps, (roughly) two dozen large binder clips, scissors, tape and a camera. Once you have the required materials, you’re onto building the DIY studio.

It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to get everything set up. Even then, you’re only halfway done. After capturing the images, you must convert them into 360º images that can be viewed online. To help with post-production as well, Matiyasevich points out, which will easily turn your series of images into an embeddable 360º view.

As with any IKEA hack, you can add your own tweaks and additions. But if you’re looking for a place to start, this video has you covered.

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