We create images like this via both traditional photography or via CGI. Ultimately the results are the same, but the process is obviously very different. Can you tell whether this is CGI or a standard photo? I'll give you the answer.... this one is a photo captured with a camera. To get the straps and positioning all just right we had a complicated setup using fishing wire. Funny how difficult a simple product shot on white can be! This image is being used very large at a trade show, in addition to many other marketing materials.