I get asked a lot about how I take my photos and what I use for a backdrop. It always amuses me because my set up is quite rudimentary, but with some careful photoshop magic, I’m able to make it look like my photos are taken in a professional setting.
The video below will show you how I change a narrow strip of fabric hanging from the ceiling to look like a large white photo backdrop.
The fabric I use is about 10 yards of blackout drape fabric that is thick, opaque, and white. (note fabric linked is not the exact fabric I have but similar) I found this fabric to be the perfect weight and thickness for taking photos, and when ordered in large quantities it is delivered on a roll which is easily hung from a ceiling (more on that in the video). The amount of fabric you need will be determined by the height of the ceiling in your house, but you want enough for the fabric to hang from the ceiling and roll onto the floor for you to stand on (for that seamless backdrop look).
Watch the video below for the full tutorial!
If you don’t have photoshop… don’t worry! There are lots of free programs with similar capabilities. Here are a few to check out.
I hope you find this helpful to take your blog photography to the next level!