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Photographing open wallets

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Hello I was wondering if any of you had any tricks at photographing open wallets I've tried blue painters tape and it wasn't sticky enough I'm afraid to use something that may leave a mark on the leather. Any suggestions?

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I find using old plastic (think old pop bottles or milk jugs), heat them just a touch and form to the needed shape, then insert into the wallet so it can't be seen and you are good to go!! Hope this helps ...

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A bent wire should do that as well, depending on the stiffness.

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On 8/26/2017 at 10:37 AM, Grey Drakkon said:

A bent wire should do that as well, depending on the stiffness.

Yup ... probably easier to find/bend to the desired angle ... :)

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If you have some heavy weed eater string, it may be stiff enough too. 

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Pardon my being late to the game, but I was looking around for photography tips and saw this underused forum.

Pieces of 22 gauge steel strapping cut to length, ends covered in duct tape because I was too lazy to file them smooth, bent to shape. This is just what I had laying around. It's springy, holds its bend nicely, and you can get as much as you want from the dumpster behind Lowes.

Steel from empty mineral spirits and acetone cans is also good.

Be careful of sharp edges.

Removable double sided tape to hold things like flaps down and pockets closed.

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