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“What camera should I get?” is a question that we get asked a lot at Arqspin. It’s an important one, but the question you should really be asking is this: “what photography lighting should I get?”

Having the newest camera can make a big difference if you’re in a low light scenario or shooting objects in motion, but you won’t face these situations when taking product photography. If you have any modern DSLR, point-and-shoot, or even a smartphone, it’s likely that investing in lighting will improve your product photography more than investing in a new camera.


We’ve made a quick Arqspin video tutorial of how to use all the new editor features:

  • Crop,
  • 90 degree Rotate,
  • Dewobble,
  • Reverse Rotation,
  • Whitepoint and Blackpoint,
  • Brightness, Contrast, Vibrance,
  • Curves,
  • Paintbrush,
  • and Labelling

If you have any questions, or want us to take a look at a spin you’re trying to edit and having trouble with, shoot us an e-mail at!

Near the end of September, Arqspin was offered the exciting opportunity by our friends over at Tenacious Toys to travel to New York City to attend and participate in the 2015 New York Comic Con hosted in the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. Excited about the chance to display some creative uses for our 360 degree photography platform, we decided to create an opportunity for the thousands of costumed attendees to create free spins of themselves in their intricate and creative outfits they’d designed for the weekend, all of which you can view here at our Comic Con site!

For those of you who are unfamiliar, New York Comic Con is an annual fan convention dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Fans and enthusiasts descend on New York City to visit hundreds of exhibits displaying unreleased media, unique collectibles, celebrity panels, and much more. Attendance to the convention has steadily risen throughout the years, reaching over 150,000 attendees in 2014. A common activity among guests, called cosplaying, is to dress in impressive and creative costumes emulating the characters and creations within their favorite media that they know and love. It’s with this in mind that we set out to create free visual souvenirs of their costumes that they dedicated their time and passion into creating.

After arriving at the convention we set up our booth and began creating spins of attendees. After explaining how yes, they were free, and no, it wouldn’t took long at all, guests excitedly posed on our turntable for a quick spin taken simply with an iPhone 6. After creating their spins, guests then added their own tag and the spins were uploaded to our website at where they can be found and shared. To see all the amazing costumes we created spins of during our stay at New York Comic Con, checkout out our website at!


OD12U-MA turntable kitOur next giveaway is a joint giveaway with our friends at OverDome. Win an OverDome light diffusing enclosure with a smartphone/tablet adapter AND an Arqspin 9’’ turntable.

The winner will receive an OverDome 2.5 inch aperture, mid-angle model with an adapter for use with smartphones or tablets. The OverDome is a translucent white acrylic enclosure that converts any lighting to uniform lighting, minimizing unwanted shadows, reflections and glare for close-up photography. It’s great for jewelry, collectors items, or anything that’s difficult to light—like white or shiny objects. The OverDome works with ambient indoor lighting, directional lighting fixtures, or even sunlight.

Our 9’’ Arqspin turntable fits perfectly with the OverDome, giving you the ultimate 360 photography setup. It can handle up to 25 pounds. An OverDome and Arqspin photography studio is great for beginner photographers, too!


To be eligible to win our OverDome and Arqspin turntable giveaway, you must like, share, AND comment on our giveaway post on Facebook. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 16 at noon EST on our Facebook page.

Antique Football

Fredericksburg, Virginia-based is a dream turned hobby turned business for owner Chris Hornung.

As a child, Chris dreamt of being an archaeologist, a football player, or an architect. After realizing that archaeology wasn’t as glamorous as Harrison Ford led him to believe and that his athletic abilities weren’t going to get him to the NFL, he chose architecture and ended up pursuing a civil engineering degree.

“I’ve been working in real estate development for the past 13 years, but never lost my passion for sports and history,” says Chris. “Ten years ago, while searching for ideas for a mancave, I bought an old leather football helmet on eBay and was instantly hooked on collecting and researching artifacts of the game.”

ArqspinAPIAn API (application-programming interface) is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a web-based software application or web tool. Here at Arqspin, we offer a search API to our users so that they can seamlessly integrate large volumes of spins into their website.

You might remember our Customer Spotlight on Best Buy, our first user to implement our Arqspin Query API. The API has helped them quickly add spins to thousands of product pages.

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