Photographer Essentials: The Apple Box
The thing I like about eBay is they have this awesome habit of finding experts to chime in on electronic essentials, thereby schooling us on things we never knew. The partnership is aptly called “eBay Finders” (beware, you may get hooked on this blog).
Recently, they asked Zack Arias, an editorial and commercial photographer, to make a list of photography gear tips. Immediately, Zack pointed out the quintessential Apple Box. ”Apple Boxes are extremely low-tech, yet essential pieces of equipment for any photographer or videographer” said the Atlanta Georgia based artist. “When placed under a background cloth or paper, an Apple Box aids in composing a still-life arrangement. When a subject in your group portrait is instructed to sit or stand on one, your photographic composition is improved.” Currently, there are a slew of Apple Boxes on Ebay with bids starting approximately at $33.
Zack goes on to write about other essentials — C Stand Wheels, Reflector Arm, and Lens Adapters among others — all with links back to eBay. To read more of Zack’s top 10, check out Zack Arias’ Gear Gadgets or follow eBay Finders directly for a range of other curator tips. We repeat, it’s a good intelligence report for any tech-phile. Dontcha’ just love a good cheat sheet?