When designing the postcards advertising our 2012 Atari Party, we realized we wanted a picture of a bunch of atari cartridges on end. Unfortunately, all the Creative Commons ones we could find disallowed commercial use.
So we dug out some of our Atari cartridge collection and took some photos.
We intended to do two photo shoots - one to do the general planning, one to get the exact right photo. This was the best alignment photo we had but was annoyingly blurry. Testing on the postcard, we realized that the blur actually helped by making sure the text overlaid on top of it was more readable, so we ended up not doing a second shoot.
Maybe someone else will find it useful as well!