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DIY Textured Food Photography Backdrops

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This tutorial will take you through all the tips and tricks you need to make your own textured food photography backdrops! It’s so much cheaper and easier than you could imagine! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I receive a portion of the sale.

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This post goes out to all my food photographer friends!

I’ve had my eye on all those expensive food photography backdrops you can buy for years, but have never been able to justify the purchase. What if I don’t like it? What if it doesn’t match my style? What if I never use it??

Finally I decided to try my hand at making a few myself since I knew I could always re-do it if I didn’t like it and I wouldn’t be sinking a lot of money into something I might not like. Well, turns out I’m obsessed with making backdrops! Like, I would do this for fun and hang it on my wall like art because I think they’re so stinkin’ beautiful.

I am the least hardware-savvy person you’ll probably ever find, so don’t be intimidated by a trip to the hardware store. That is to say, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards, those are hardware stores, right?! A few supplies can be ordered off Amazon.

This tutorial will walk you through everything you need to purchase, and you can always ask someone who works there to help you find it. It’s going to be (relatively) cheap and easy, I swear!

Here’s what you’ll need for one double sided food photography backdrop:

The Wooden Board

What you get here is entirely up to you. I like to choose something about ½ inch thick that is smooth and sturdy, but light enough that I can pick it up and move it around without too much trouble. 

If I’m really planning ahead I will choose one that is about 2 feet x 4 feet and another that is 2 feet square. I will then give them the same paint job and use the smaller one as a standup background for straight on shots.

Joint Compound

I’ll be honest, I don’t even know what this stuff is. I found it near the paint by the stains and stuff to patch walls. What I like about the stuff in the photo is that it goes on pink and dries white, so you know when it’s ready for the colored paint!

joint compound on a blue board

Joint Knife

Obviously, my joint knife is not super well cared for. Doesn’t matter! The rougher the better on this project. I just like the large, flat surface for spreading the joint compound.

Paint Sample Pots

Choosing your paint colors is probably the hardest part of all of this. I selected a few inspiration photos ahead of time and used them to compare to swatches in the store. 

Try to choose 4-6 colors. There should be 2-3 colors per side of your board.

For each side you’ll want colors that are within the same shade (light, medium, and dark or white, medium, and dark). Take into consideration the type of food you will be photographing and consult a color wheel if necessary to see what colors work together.

two sample paint pots on a white board

Choose the flattest paint possible (not shiny), my store only carried Eggshell paint samples, which is fine, but Matte (or Flat) would be even better.

The colors I chose for this project were ones I had sitting around from other boards I made. There was a steely blue and a light gray, and I also used some white.

Kitchen Sponge

Seriously, choose the cheapest package of simple, rectangular sponges. 

Sponge Brush

This also doesn’t need to be fancy, just your basic sponge brush. Bristles won’t work here.

How to Make Textured Food Photography Backgrounds

Clean Your Board

This doesn’t need to be a deep clean, just make sure it’s clear of any debris. If you purchased a rougher board, you may want to sand it and remove any dust from that.

The board I was painting was one I had tried to paint using another style, and… it obviously didn’t work out. Good thing we’re doing this instead!

a blue painted wood board

Apply the Joint Compound

a large putty knife applying joint compound to a blue board

You’ll want to use the joint knife to completely cover the board in joint compound, but here’s where a little skill and practice come into play. After covering an area in joint compound, run the joint knife gently over the surface in alternate arching motions. 

You want to create ripples and light lines that run in different directions to create movement and depth. If you don’t like how it looks, just keep trying different amounts of pressure and adding more joint compound if necessary.

Once you like the texture, allow the joint compound to dry completely. This could take several hours to overnight.

joint compound on a board

Apply the Paint

Once your joint compound is dry, pour several pools of each different paint on the board. Using the rectangular kitchen sponge, spread out the paint, mixing and swirling so that it isn’t just one color in any one space. 

paint swirls on a white board

You also don’t want to overmix because this would create one color as well. I like to use the sponge to spread out the colors, then dab it lightly to soften the look of the paint so it doesn’t have a “wiped” look

finished food photography backdrop

You could actually skip the joint compound and use the sponge to paint directly on the wood board, which you can see on the board in the photo below.

three bowls of cookie dough ice cream with sugar cones and chocolate chips

You could also be done at this point if you’re happy with how the board looks. I decided to go for a little more depth, because the texture in the joint compound is just too good to leave untouched!

Apply an Extra Layer of White

Once your paint layer is completely dry, use the sponge brush or another clean sponge to grab a little bit of white or your lighter color mixed with white. You want this to be a very small amount of paint. If you’re familiar with dry brushing, that’s what we’re going for!

Lightly brush this light colored paint across the texture of the joint compound. You want the light paint to be on top while the darker colors come through in the cracks underneath. You can make this as pronounced as you want or not. I decided to make one half of my large board more white and textured, and leave the other a little flatter.

finished painted food photography backdrop

Once this layer dries, you can move on to the next side! I know some people apply a matte finishing spray to protect the finished surface, but I’ve never had a problem wiping food and stains off my board.

I’ve also never been able to actually FIND matte finishing spray (because I seriously know nothing about hardware stores), so I think you’re ok with or without it!

How do homemade food photography backdrops look?

Homemade food photography backdrops help you stand out and define your style because they’re 100% unique. Here’s a photo taken with the background I was making in this tutorial.

vegan quinoa salad with balsamic tofu on a white plate with fork and napkin

And here’s another similar board I made in a different color scheme.

One of the great things about using colors all in one shade is that you can use Lightroom to alter the hue. For example, I could make the blue board super blue or completely greyed out. This is a good way to emphasize your food and coordinate colors with the food or your Instagram feed.

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you, if you have any questions or other favorite ways to make food photography backdrops let me know in the comments!

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finished food photography backdrop

How to Make Textured Food Photography Backgrounds

How to DIY your own cheap and easy food photography backdrops!
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Total Time: 4hours45minutes
Servings: 1two sided board

Instructions

Clean Your Board

  • This doesn’t need to be a deep clean, just make sure it’s clear of any debris. If you purchased a rougher board, you may want to sand it and remove any dust from that.

Apply the Joint Compound

  • You’ll want to use the joint knife to completely cover the board in joint compound, but here’s where a little skill and practice come into play. After covering an area in joint compound, run the joint knife gently over the surface in alternate arching motions.
  • You want to create ripples and light lines that run in different directions to create movement and depth. If you don’t like how it looks, just keep trying different amounts of pressure and adding more joint compound if necessary.
  • Once you like the texture, allow the joint compound to dry completely. This could take several hours to overnight.

Apply the Paint

  • Once your joint compound is dry, pour several pools of each different paint on the board. Using the rectangular kitchen sponge, spread out the paint, mixing and swirling so that it isn’t just one color in any one space.
  • You also don’t want to overmix because this would create one color as well. I like to use the sponge to spread out the colors, then dab it lightly to soften the look of the paint so it doesn’t have a “wiped” look
  • You could actually skip the joint compound and use the sponge to paint directly on the wood board, which you can see on the board in the photo below.
  • You could also be done at this point if you’re happy with how the board looks. I decided to go for a little more depth, because the texture in the joint compound is just too good to leave untouched!

Apply an Extra Layer of White

  • Once your paint layer is completely dry, use the sponge brush or another clean sponge to grab a little bit of white or your lighter color mixed with white. You want this to be a very small amount of paint. If you’re familiar with dry brushing, that’s what we’re going for!
  • Lightly brush this light colored paint across the texture of the joint compound. You want the light paint to be on top while the darker colors come through in the cracks underneath. You can make this as pronounced as you want or not. I decided to make one half of my large board more white and textured, and leave the other a little flatter.
  • Once this layer dries, you can move on to the other side! I know some people apply a matte finishing spray to protect the surface, but I’ve never had a problem wiping food and stains off my board. I’ve also never been able to actually FIND matte finishing spray (because I seriously know nothing about hardware stores), so I think you’re ok with or without it!
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Introduction

In photography, many elements combine to create the final image. And, arguably, the most critical, yet overlooked aspect, is the background. In the real world, we rely on nature or human-made scenes. But, once we step inside into the studio, things change.

Many photographers negate their importance, and they’re mostly considering an afterthought. However, the backdrop sets both the stage and environment for a photo. And sure, they’re simple. But they’re the easiest way to add visual flair to your photographs. And the right background quickly transforms the mode by adding depth and texture. Thus, converting a rather plain, stale, and uninteresting shot into something exciting and dynamic.

Not to mention, background distractions can quickly destroy a composition, causing unnecessary work in post-processing. Or, they can distract viewers away from your subject and cause a loss of interest. Frankly, regardless of the medium, the background either makes or breaks images. And getting the right one is an essential step towards higher quality photos.

While selecting a backdrop seems like a simple enough task, today’s retailers offer plenty of designs, styles, fabrics, and colors. So, it can get overwhelming to decide which types best suits your work. In this post, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best photography backdrops and their separating characteristics. And each will give you insight on which, specifically, is best for your particular needs.

Note: we choose not to order this list. The backdrop that works best for your style, budget, and use case will vary. And everyone has a slightly different taste.

 

 

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Seamless Paper Backdrops

Seamless-Paper-Backdrop

Seamless paper backgrounds are arguably the most affordable, given their versatility. And they’re a staple and preferred choice amongst photographers. They come in virtually every imaginable color, with sizes ranging from 26″ to 107″. You can also modify the actual color with lighting or easily cut out the subject for a full background replacement.

The benefit here is that they’re relatively inexpensive given their size and lifespan. And you can easily swap between various colors. Plus, these are inherently flat, without creases, which means they require minimal maintenance. However, seamless paper is rather fragile and not as durable as other materials. So beware of wet and dirty shoes, as they’ll leave marks and damages. Plus, the wrong movement can easily cause a rip, damaging that section. Additionally, they also lack texture, so they’re a bit on the flat side.

These are a great choice given their cost, color, and size variety. Seamless papers are also readily available, so there’s little difficulty finding the right one. 

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Printed Backdrops

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Unlike standard seamless paper, printed backgrounds use high definition printers to produce unique and realistic textures, creating a more intricate design. These designs range anywhere from wood, grain, or brick textures, to glows and decorations. And you can find sizes ranging from 53″ to 96″.

The benefit here is printed backdrops add more visual flair. And they can bring much-needed life to a photograph. By adding anything from grunge to elegance or fun. They’re also relatively inexpensive. But, they’re more durable than standard seamless papers, due to their heavy ink coating. But, ultimately, they’re still paper; you’ll have to take the same general precautions as standard seamless paper.

These are great if you want a more exciting background that’s affordable. They’re also an excellent choice for celebrations, events, or photo booths.

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Collapsible Backdrops

Collapsible-Backdrops-stand

Collapsible backgrounds are the preferred choice amongst traveling photographers. And their quick and easy assembly and teardown delivers superior portability over traditional backdrops. They also come in the same general colors, prints, or painted options. And for this reason, they’re the ideal option for traveling photographers or those shooting in tight spaces that can’t accommodate a full setup. These usually come in a standard 5×7′ size.

The benefit here is that collapsible backdrops fold up like regular reflectors, which makes them incredibly portable. Thus, they’re quite inexpensive. They also usually have two contrasting colors on each side, adding versatility. Or you can create artistic scenes anywhere when using a textured background. You can even improvise and stand them upright without the stand. And, without question, collapsible backdrops are the fastest to set up. The only real downside here is that they’re relatively small, limiting their use for multi-person shoots or full-length portraits.

These are great for 3/4 length portraits and headshots when shooting on location. And the best option for traveling photographers.

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Vinyl Backdrops

Vinyl-Backdrops

Vinyl backgrounds use a matte material, which eliminates any reflections and glare that typically plagues paper. And sizes range from 60″ to 120″.

Unlike paper, vinyl is substantially easier to clean. Dab the scuff with a damp sponge, and you’re done. There’s no need to cut and rip off paper here, saving time. Plus, this fabric usually doesn’t wrinkle and can last a lifetime with proper storage. However, some styles do. And if they do crease or wrinkle, they’re quite time-consuming to remove. So, it’s best to get a midrange option that is not on the cheaper side. Nevertheless, they’re quite a wise investment given their advantages.

Vinyl backgrounds are an excellent option to create drama and deepen the mode of your images. They’re also a substantial upgrade over traditional papers, given their durability.

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Printed Vinyl Backdrops

Printed-Vinyl-Backdrops

Printed vinyl backgrounds feature images printed on pliable vinyl with a matte coating, eliminating any reflections or glare. And they also come in similar sizes ranging from 60″ to 120″.

The benefit here is that printed vinyl backgrounds are similar to standard printed backgrounds, with their main difference being texture. With that, you get the same bonuses as standard vinyl paper, now with added appeal and flair. And they come in more colors, styles, and aesthetics, not just the classic black, white, or grey standard options.

These backgrounds are great if you want extra creative options, with the benefits of vinyl. And they’re equally as effective as printed papers, but easier to maintain.

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Canvas Backdrop

Canvas-Backdrop

Canvas backgrounds are custom hand-painted designs on large sheets of canvas. And they use multiple layers of coating, creating a perception of texture, depth, and tonality. They’re typically specially designed to deliver a high-end and sophisticated fine art feel. But, one that offers visual flair that’ll help your work stand apart. They come in many designs and colors with sizes ranging from 60″ to 96″.

The benefit of canvas backgrounds is that canvas, by its nature, is generally quite thick and robust. And this material is more resistant and longer-lasting than vinyl alone. And since they’re also  hand-painted, they offer a unique sense of depth that other materials cannot replicate. However, they’re quite costly to care for and handle. And dirty shoes can easily damage them, which doesn’t help as they’re quite challenging to clean. They also tend to wrinkle when transported. And the effort to paint and create these backgrounds tends to make them quite expensive.

These backgrounds are great if you want a unique and specially designed background that gives an authentic fine art feel. Or you want a one of a kind option that’ll help separate your work.

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Muslin Backdrop

Muslin-Backdrop

Muslin backgrounds are another popular choice amongst studio photographers. They use non-reflective cotton, which creates a distinct and, often, fine art look. You can find them in various solid colors, splotches, or unique hand-painted designs, all with a standard 120″ size.

The benefit of muslin backgrounds is that they’re inexpensive and easy to clean and maintain, like vinyl. Simply run them through the washing machine and the ready for reuse. They’re also exceptionally lightweight, for easy transport. Plus, with a long enough size, you can also use them similar to paper for full-length portraits, providing the same benefit without the weight. However, they tend to wrinkle easily. And if lit incorrectly, the folds become even more apparent and quite distracting in the photo. They’re also easily disturbed when subjects walk or move across them, significantly increasing someone’s chances of slipping.

Muslin backgrounds are an excellent choice for traveling photographers wanting an easy to assemble option. They’re also a good option for studio shooters wanting a lightweight, easily maintained backdrop.

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Floor Drop 

Floor-Drop

Floor drop backgrounds are specialty prints on a thick polyester backing. These backgrounds are ultra-detailed and very life-like. And they come in many designs, some replicating a specific location, such as the home plate on a baseball field or a city street.  You can find them in sizes from 48″ to 84″.

The benefit of floor drops is that they create the look and feel of a specific location conveniently in the studio. They also take away the borning elements of any standardized flooring. And for this reason, they’re a popular choice for wedding and commercial photographers. They also double as backdrops when mounted to stands, adding versatility. And while you can use another backdrop style and lay it on the floor, these are far more resistant. However, they can develop rolls or ridges if not given the proper rest time.

These are an excellent option for acquiring non standardized flooring and perfect for replicating outdoor surfaces in the studio.

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Wrinkle-Resistant Polyester Backdrops

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Wrinkle-resistant backgrounds use a cotton-polyester blend with sewn-in pockets for easy mounting. They come in a variety of solid colors and designs with a standard 60″ size.

The benefit of wrinkle-resistant backgrounds is that they don’t wrinkle, of course, but their matte coating also makes them reflection-free. They’re even machine washable, lightweight, and easily transported like muslin. But, they’re substantially more affordable than a comparable muslin background. However, they can develop creases over time, which will require some steam ironing.

Wrinkle-resistant backgrounds are an excellent hassle-free option for beginners. And they’re easy to maintain, ultralightweight, and affordable.

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Chroma Key Backdrop 

Chroma-Key-Backdrop

Chroma key backgrounds usually come in either green or blue. And, you can find them in a variety of different fabrics. These are a staple for photographers who do a lot of post-processing, particularly when traveling. You can find them in sizes ranging from 60″ to 120”.

The benefit of Chroma key backgrounds is that these colors allow for easy background removal. And you can quickly cut out your subject and paste them in other environments in post-processing. And they’re ideal if you want to shoot a specific location without physically going there.

Chroma key backdrops are the ideal hassle-free option for background removal.

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Buyers Guide

 

Where can I get photography backdrops?

You can get backdrops at your local camera store or online. Below is a list of the most reputable online retailers in this space:

  • Savage Universal
  • Amazon
  • Backdrop Outlet
  • FotodioX
  • Kate Backdrop
  • F.J. Westcott

How do I choose a photography backdrop? 

Photography backdrops come in many varieties ranging in material, design, size, and color. And within color alone, you’ll find variations from hand-painted designs, air-brushed, printed, or a mixture.

When it comes to choosing a backdrop, we should first start with intent. What do you plan on shooting? For example, if you shoot headshots on the road, then a small portable system is best. But, if you shoot full-body portraits or groups, then a permanent setup is better. Each type of background has unique qualities and an ideal medium that they work best.

So, the right backdrop specifically will come down to the style you prefer, in the size and material that works for how you shoot.

Outside of color alone, there are several other considerations to bear in mind when choosing a backdrop.

Size

Backdrops come in wildly different sizes. For this, consider how large your studio is and the size of the subject. In most cases, you likely want your subject to be 3″ away from the backdrop, which prevents unwanted shadows and makes it easier to light separately. So, factor in this distance as well.

A 2′ wide backdrop is best for products, macro, and still life images. It’s possible to capture close up headshots and beauty, but you may find them a bit limiting.

A 5′ wide backdrop is perfect for head and 3/4 length shots. And they require the least amount of setup space. Thus, they’re ideal for a small home studio space or event photography.

A 7″ wide backdrop is perfect for 3/4 length and full-body portraits of a single model.

A 9″ wide backdrop is typically found in most commercial studios, and they accommodate full-body portraits of multiple subjects.

Price

Backgrounds vary in price quite dramatically. You can find affordable options ranging from $15—to premium one of a kind creation close to $2,000. When looking at options, consider their lifespan, your budget, and assess whether it’ll offer long-term value as an investment. Often, it’s that one of a kind backdrop that pays dividends. And those are the ones that separate you from every other photography in your market—quite a worthy investment.

Texture

Backdrops also come in various textures, ranging from wood, concrete, granite, and many more. Depending on your subject medium, these can add much-needed character to your images. And when you don’t have access to the real thing, a natural surface such as wood or marble is an excellent replica.

Is it distracting? 

When using bold colors or textured backgrounds, ask yourself: is the backdrop taking focus away from the subject? This is even more important when you shoot multiple subjects or someone wears contrasting colors and textures. At this point, the backdrop can easily overcomplicate the image.

Another significant consideration is the color of the background.

How to choose the right backdrop color

The background color does more than complementing your image. It also has a tremendous effect on lighting, creative direction, the mood, story, and how you frame subjects. While there are countless colors and designs, we’ve outlined some of the most common colors below.

  • White – White is simple, minimalistic, and places more emphasis on the colors of your subject.
  • Grey – Grey is also minimalistic and straightforward but slightly more neutral than white. And this color doesn’t overpower subjects, but compliments well.
  • Black – Black is clean, simple, but bold. Black places all of the emphasis on your subject, and none on the background.
  • Bold Colors – Bold colors make your images pop and stand out by bringing an element of playfulness while remaining professional. However, it’s essential to understand color theory and select the color wisely for a cohesive image. Otherwise, the colors will clash and become distracting.
  • Texture – Texture helps create narratives and tell a story. However, some surfaces can quickly become too busy, creating distractions that clash in an image.

The last consideration is how you mount the backdrop before use.

How do I set up and hang backdrops? Backdrop mounting options

You can find many options for mounting backdrops, some DIY, others professional systems. But, below are the most popular options. The best option will come down to the type of backdrop you use and its size. And how frequently you want to change backdrops, if applicable to your workflow.

On the Floor

Simply laying out the background on the floor is a reliable option for products, pets, or infants. You can either use a dedicated Floor Drop or, really, any other style. Both work equally well.

Wall Hooks

Removable wall hooks are the simplest and most affordable solution for hanging backgrounds. And they work well for smaller backdrops.

Portable Backdrop Stands

Backdrop stands are an excellent option if you plan on occasionally traveling or you like to breakdown your studio. Compared to fixed mounts, they provide added flexibility in configuration and are the most common for this reason. These consist of a 3-section support bar and two light stands, which supports backdrops up to 10 feet wide. And you mount backgrounds directly using a pole pocket or secured via A-clamps. And while this system is entirely secure and durable, it does require a bit of room. So it’s not always ideal for small home studios.

Fixed Mount

A fixed backdrop mount is ideal if you have a permanent studio setup, and you rarely change backgrounds. You mount these to the ceiling or wall, giving you convenient access whenever needed.

 

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DIY Backdrops for Food Photography
DIY Textured Concrete Photo Backdrop for Products and Flat Lays - Blogging DIY Projects, Budget Friendly, DIY Photography Board Project, How to make a Photography Background

This Step by Step Tutorial will show you how to make an Easy DIY Textured Concrete Look Photo Backdrop on a Budget (For less than $10 each!). This handmade photo board is the perfect background for product photography, bloggers, food photography, flat lay photos and more! 

Click here to pin this tutorial on Pinterest!

Photography, it might seem simple and straightforward - but when you're photographing for a blog or a business, a seemingly simple thing can suddenly become complicated - and expensive. 

That styled flat lay? You've got to have a background, some perfectly curated props, the right angle - the list goes on and on. 

Over the last 10 years of blogging (yep! 10 years! I was blogging before Southern In Law too!) I've seen photos change dramatically - and if you're a blogger or an "influencer" or even a brand today, you're probably feeling the pressure.

But I want to help you take some of the pressure off!

You see, a quick Google search will give you hundreds of thousands of photography backdrop/photography board/photography backgrounds you can buy - but they're pricey. A single backdrop could set you back $75-100, especially if it's textured.... but what if I told you that you could make your own DIY Textured Backdrop for around $7? 

That's exactly what this DIY will show you how to do. In just a few hours (I say hours because it needs to dry, but it will only involve about 10-15 minutes of actual work) you'll have a custom made textured concrete look backdrop that's perfect for photos. 


Whether you're a food blogger wanting to take beautiful food photos, a beauty vlogger wanting a background for Instagram flat lays or a business owner looking for new ways to photograph products for your website, this backdrop DIY is perfect for you. 

So let me show you how to make it! >> 



DIY Budget Textured Concrete Photo Backdrop

What You'll Need: 

  • 1x MDF Panel
    I use these MDF Panels from Bunnings as they're only $3.67 for a large board
  • 1x tub of Multipurpose Filler
    Also known as Spakfilla - I just use the cheapest option as you don't actually need it to fill holes/be completely smooth
  • Acrylic paint in the colours of your choice
    I use $1 acrylic paint tubes from the craft section at Kmart
  • A paint roller or paint brush 
    I find it's easier to use a roller vs a paint brush. Pictured is a $2.10 trim paint roller set from Bunnings.

One tub of filler will allow you to make 4-6 backdrops (or more, depending on size!). I worked out the price per project based on making 4 backdrops using 4x boards, 6x tubes of paint and 1x tub of multipurpose filler. 

Easy DIY Textured Concrete Photo Backdrop for Flat Lay Photos

How to Make Your DIY Photography Board:

Place some newspaper down on your table or workspace and place your MDF panel on top. 

Easy DIY Textured Concrete Photo Backdrop for Flat Lay Photos

Take a small amount of your multipurpose filler using the spatula it comes with. 

How to make a DIY Textured Concrete Photo Backdrop for Flat Lays and Product Photos

Roughly spread your filler onto your MDF board. You want to use quite a lot and you want to be quite messy with it so you'll have plenty of texture later on. 

This is not the time to be a perfectionist! 😜

How to make a DIY Textured Concrete Photo Backdrop for Flat Lays and Product Photography

Keep spreading the filler across your board until it's covered. 

How to make a DIY Textured Concrete Photo Backdrop for Flat Lays and Product Photos

Not every inch or the board has to be covered with filler - you just want to make sure you have plenty of raised bits and different textures (as shown). Once you're finished, leave your board to dry completely (drying time will depend on the temperature).

DIY Textured Concrete Photography Backdrop for Flat Lays and Product Photography

Once your board is completely dry, it's time to paint it. 

Add your paint to your roller tray and get rolling! So I have a mix of colours on my board, I simply squirt the paint into the tray without mixing it. You'll see the effect in the next photo.

How to make a DIY Textured Concrete Photography Background for Flat Lays and Product Photography

Continue rolling your paint on, adding a little bit of extra white/black/whatever colour you're using so that the board isn't one single colour (though, you can make it one single colour if you would like!). 

How to make a DIY Textured Concrete Photography Backdrop for Flat Lays

Once your board is painted and you're happy with the colour, leave it to dry. 

Tip: This project is really forgiving. If you don't like the colour, change it! If you feel like there's not enough texture, add some more filler on top and then paint over it once it's dry. 

How to make a DIY Textured Concrete Photography Backdrop for Flat Lays

Once your board is dry, you're ready to use it! Here you'll see how the light picks up the texture you made with the filler. For the pictured version, I wanted to create a rough concrete look so I added scrape marks and paint splatters. 

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Try photographing on your board before making any changes, as it will look different in photos than it does in person. 

Take photos, edit them and then decide if you need to change up the colour/add more texture etc. (FYI: The photos in the tutorial are of a lighter coloured board whilst the above photo is of my darker board)

And that's all there is to it! 

But tell me, what do you usually use as photo back drops? 

And what are some things you'd love to buy to improve your photography/blog but just seem too expensive? 

When I first looked to buy photo backdrops for my clients I was blown away by how much they cost - so I've been on a DIY mission ever since! I'm also thinking of sharing a tutorial for a lightweight DIY rustic wood board - is that something you want to see? 

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Soft hands, sloping shoulders, probably small folds appeared on the back too. What you need. The formula worked even faster than he expected. Anya.

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