The right backdrop can make or break a photo. That’s why I recommend building a dedicated photography shooting and staging area. You don’t need a lot of money or space to do that, either.
First, remember that a light tone background will produce the best results. Find a tabletop with wood, wood laminate or stone for modern appeal. At our shop, our tabletop is actually a piece of plywood with peel-and-stick vinyl plank flooring glued to the top — an inexpensive material you can find online or at your local hardware store. I was happy with how the table came out, and even better, the assembly required no tools.
Painted walls work best for a backdrop. I picked up a thin sheet of plywood and painted it gray. My creation mounts easily and photographs well. Don’t forget that paint with a matte finish absorbs light and reduces glare, making flowers stand out. Glossy paint or bright white backgrounds will reflect light and may make photography look dated and unflattering.
Avoid curtains, roll paper, muslin fabric, worn-out columns and any roll-down material: Creased folds and wrinkles give photos an unfinished look.
Want to know more? Find out how to build a Pinterest-worthy backdrop for less than $100 at safnow.org/moreonline.
Reece Nakamoto Farinas is a fourth-generation florist with expertise in e-commerce sales and marketing. He works alongside his family at Beretania Florist in Honolulu. firstname.lastname@example.org