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Proaim Apple Boxes - Behind the scenes

The accessories I never thought I'd need

It is the accessory I never thought I‘d need… sounds familiar? I am going to recycle this one to death. To be honest, I wanted to have at least a set of these for a long time, but they are not easy to find in France, especially in that color. Let me show you how I use them, why you should consider owning a set, and if you don’t know what apple boxes are and what they can do, stay seated.



Apple boxes are often found in studios and on film sets; they are common and it is easy to understand why. I tried to get my hands on a set in 2020 but failed, and then recently found a set available on ProAim’s website. They propose a set of 4 apple boxes that you can use in various situations if you are a bit creative.



It’s a 4 in 1 set with one full, a half, a quarter, and a pancake-size apple box. This set makes it easy to stack and combine to achieve any desired height. Made of 12-ply cedar base wood, these were hand polished to warm tones for a bit of style.



It’s a 4 in 1 set with one full, a half, a quarter, and a pancake-size apple box. This set makes it easy to stack and combine to achieve any desired height. Made of 12-ply cedar base wood, these were hand polished to warm tones for a bit of style.


Because the thing is I am not a fan of the regular apple boxes, I prefer these dark ones as they fit my style a bit more. They feel tough and strong, I feel comfortable sitting on them or having any of my models be on them. Because for your photography sessions, this is where the fun begins. Your model can stand on, sit on, or lean against an apple box to create a variety of poses, shapes, and positions. Here are a few examples taken from different recent home sessions.

They are great for portraits, they help you stage your shots. It's not easy to find ways to pose someone. To place the hands, legs, and feet. The apple boxes allow you to place them at different heights and your model will be able to propose poses she wouldn't think of or do without them.



They are strong enough to support someone standing on them. Once I used them the first time, I wondered why I haven't purchased a set earlier.



You can use them indoors, or outdoors, I don’t mind taking them on location and scratching them. It gives them a more vintage look, I am sure they will look better with time. These boxes can also be used to prop up lights and cameras at desired angles and heights, they were really useful on set during the filming of a tango video I did recently.

I also use them for my product shots now, because I love the color and texture of the wood. I might get another set later, so I hope they don’t run out.


Have you ever used Apple boxes in your work? For your portrait sessions? If you live in France, in Europe, and wish to get a set, check out their website, they have apple boxes but also many other great accessories for filmmakers and photographers.

https://www.proaim.be/ If you enjoyed some of these images, rejoice, the complete sessions will be available soon, and I am saving at least one of them as an exclusive post for my premium members so stick around.

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