Weathered wood backdrops add a nice texture to product pictures without being a distraction.
Unfortunately, we live in the desert and there is no weathered wood in sight. Think stucco, cement and cinder blocks.
I toyed with the idea of building some sort of wooden backdrop, but it just wasn't a practical solution for me.
Then, one day as I was wandering the aisles of JoAnn Fabrics, I found a roll of fadeless, weathered wood paper.
|I bought the paper and a science fair display board and hurried home.|
|I measured out a length of paper with some "help" from my little furry friend. I don't understand her fascination with paper.|
|I used my Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Runner
(love this stuff!) to stick the paper to the board.|
In less than 5 minutes, and under $15, I was ready to take some sample shots.
But look at the difference in these two photos. I would much rather have the bag on the right.
If I am photographing larger items, like purses, I can stand the board upright, slide on the hook I made with some heavy copper wire, and I'm ready to go.
You can hardly tell that this isn't an actual fence in the background.
What do you use as a background in your product pictures?