Who says mannequins are only useful for creating retail store displays? Sure, this is probably the #1 reason why people buy them, but they are useful in dozens of other applications, including photography. It may sound a little unusual, but full-sized mannequins can yield better-looking photos -- something that all photographers should strive for.
Whether you're a professional or amateur photographer, chances are a mannequin can help. It's an otherwise simple item that can make a world of difference in the quality of your photos.
Ask any seasoned photographer and they'll agree: the key to a brilliant photo is using the right background. If you're taking photos of a shirt to use in a store's product catalog, for instance, you'll want to place the shirt against an attractive background; otherwise, it simply won't look right. Well, mannequins can help you achieve the perfect background by creating a natural appearance to which customers can relate. When a customer is presented with a photo of a shirt draped across a mannequin and another photo of the same shirt laid across the floor, which one do you think they will choose? Yep, they will probably choose the first photo since it presents the shirt on an appealing background.
Thinking about using mannequins for your photography? We have some tips to help you out.
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