Raising the Bar: How to Use Platform Risers in Product Photography

When selling merchandise online, it’s crucial to have impressive photos of your products to entice the customer to make a purchase. There are plenty of ways to create professional product photos and help products stand out. Case in point: ShopPOPdisplay’s selection of acrylic risers and block risers. These items can bring your product photography to the next level and help your business rise above the competition.





Read on to find out how to use platform risers to your advantage when photographing your inventory.


Choosing the Right Platform Risers

One of the most important steps when choosing your platform risers is to consider the weight and size of your products. While our acrylic platform risers are durable—they are shatter-resistant—you want to make sure your items will fit securely on the base. ShopPOPdisplays has a variety of platform risers, from floor-standing models to small tabletop styles, to fit any of your display needs. For example, our U-shaped platform risers are ideal for showcasing antiques, pottery, jewelrycosmetics, and toiletries.

When it comes to planning for product photography, scale is also important. Consumers will want to see the actual size of the item they’re looking to purchase, and platform risers can help with this. Simply select the appropriate riser for your merchandise.



Setting Up Your Product Photography Scene




Select a neutral background.

The products need to take center stage, so you’ll want to keep your background simple. Stick with a light color and stay away from any busy patterns. If you decide to use a bright color, make sure it complements the product’s packaging.


Set different heights.

One of the biggest benefits of platform risers is it allows you to arrange your products at varying heights to create an eye-catching scene. This is especially helpful when you need to group items together in one shot. These clear acrylic square risers come in a set of three, with each riser at a different height. ShopPOPdisplays also carries acrylic cylinder risers in different sizes, as well as acrylic cube risers.


Bring in some color.

Of course, you want the products to get all the attention, but there are times you might want to add some pops of color to your scene. We have platform risers with accent colors including fluorescent pink, green, yellow, orange, and blue.


Add a few props.

Don’t be afraid to add in some accessories that work with your product, such a beauty items, flowers and greenery, fresh fruit, etc.



Using Platform Risers to Highlight Product Features



Highlight details. Platform risers are perfect for positioning your products at different angles to showcase their different textures, colors, and shapes. Acrylic mirrored risers, for instance, allow merchandise to be highlighted and viewed from multiple angle, and bring light and illumination to objects on display, creating eye-catching attention to promotional items.


Create depth and dimension. Add some dimension to your product photography by featuring platform risers in unique shapes. This clear acrylic z riser comes in different sizes (as well as black) and can take smaller merchandise to the next level. And this Acrylic 3 Square Shelf Tower Riser allows you to highlight small items at multiple angles.



Tips for Working with Platform Risers


Use double-sided tape.

This is the best way to secure your items to the platform risers. It is especially handy if you want to position the product at an angle or on its side.


Place one product per riser.

This will put the spotlight on the product and give the photo a clean, modern look.


Prop items up.

You don’t always have to place the products directly on top of the platform riser. Instead, use the risers to keep merchandise upright to create a unique product photo.


Lay it down.

You can also create beautiful shots of your products by laying them flat on the platform riser.


Design a creative background.

Platform risers don’t need to be for product placement. You can also use risers of different shapes, sizes, and colors to create a one-of-a-kind background for your product photography. Platform risers can bring your product photography scene to life.


Search through our selection and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or customization needs.