How to take this photo? Suspended straps?

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  1. ewsnb

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    Hello everyone,

    Just wondering how the photos are taken of backpacks with suspended shoulder straps in the air. Here is an example of what I'm talking about:

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    How does the backpack stand up like that?


     
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    One simple way to do it would be to lay the pack on a horizontal plank so the straps hung down. Then just rotate the photo. ;)
     
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    Scatterbrained Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You could also attach fishing line to the strap to pull it into shape.
     
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    TrolleySwag No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hang it upside down.

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    What is a good way to hang backpacks?
     
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    On the back of an attractive model!
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    No one mentioned the use of a ghost? :D
     
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    I want it to look as if it is suspended by ghosts, so I do not want to use a model, so what is a good way of doing this? I just want to showcase the backpack, no models.
     
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    A solid color plastic clothes hanger, something that is say green, purple, etc... a color that won't be something you'll see on the product or in the background. Then you can select by color in photoshop, and use the content aware fill and touch it up a bit to remove the clothes hanger from the picture.

    Either that or perhaps a high strength fishing line of some sort, less editing but more work setting up each shot.
     
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    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Fish a metal clothes hanger through the straps then shape as desired.
     
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    It's funny, the straps on my packs will hold that shape naturally.
     
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    LAST WARNING! Do not post images which are not yours!

    how is it possible your backpack holds this shape naturally? But this is the type of image I want to take for a backpack.
     
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