Raubay’s popup background stand turns any room into a green screen studio

Jan 26, 2024
John Aldred

There’s something about backdrops and backdrop systems. No matter which one we get, there are always things we love and things that annoy us. With…

Use cardboard to make the $0 2-in-1 backdrop and gobo

Dec 29, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Are you in search of festive, sparkly backdrops? And you have some cardboard lying around from a bunch of Christmas gifts you bought or packages you ordered? Well, here’s an idea. In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey shows how to create stunning photographic lighting effects with a humble piece of cardboard and a dash of creativity. He transforms this everyday material into a DIY gobo (or cookie) and a backdrop with a sparkly, festive glow.

Don’t spend a fortune on backgrounds, here are 3 ideas to make your own

Jun 24, 2022
Alex Baker

What do you use for backdrops? If you’re like most tabletop photographers you have probably built up a bit of a backdrop library, but it’s…

How to make a gorgeous DIY hand-painted backdrop

May 17, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

  There is more than one way to make a custom backdrop for your photography. There is also more than one way to do it:…

Check out this 3D Printed seamless background stand for photographing small products

Aug 24, 2021
John Aldred

Shooting small products can be a lot of fun. It can also be quite challenging, too. In the case of Clayton Parker of 3D printing…

How to get three different looks with a single $5 gold background

Aug 12, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

There are plenty of cheap and easily available items that you can add to your shots and raise them to a whole new level. In…

DIY backdrops for home shoots and lighting setup

Apr 29, 2020
Jake Hicks

Bored of being stuck indoors yet? Shooting against the same white background all the time can get tiresome, so why not switch it up with…

A COVID-19 DIY Project: Quick access to many seamless backdrops

Apr 20, 2020
Jon Meadows

I have been looking to increase my image sales from my headshot sessions. I decided before the COVID-19 crisis that I wanted to develop a…

This infinite background machine was sitting in your house and you didn’t even know it

Jan 16, 2020
Dunja Djudjic

How would you like to have an infinite number of different backgrounds for your portraits? What if I told you that you can? In fact,…

How to make your own DIY mottled backdrops for a fraction of the cost of buying them

Aug 14, 2019
Jake Hicks

For those of us born in the 1970s and ’80s, this new phenomenon of mottled, cloudy backdrops appearing in modern portraits is an odd one….