To make your food and craft items stand out in your photos, you need a good backdrop. IBA Member, Audrey Humaciu of That Recipe and Munofore gives you plenty of ideas for photo back drops that you probably already have in your house.
You do not need to spend a fortune to have photo backdrops that make your creations stand out in your blog photos. Before you spend any money, look around your house for some of these items to make your recipes and craft photos pop.
[If the food makes you hungry you can click on the photos for the recipes ]
Check your linen closet before you rush to the fabric store. Tablecloths and sheets work very well. And, bonus, they will be large enough to drape over a box in the background to give your photos an infinite background like this.
If you do buy some fabric, buy smart. Check out the remnants section at the fabric store or the clearance clothing or linen section. A little piece can go a long way.
Here’s a chinoiserie remnant I use as a place mat on top of a yellow tablecloth.
This is a scarf I picked up in the dollar section at Target and I love the contrast it provides to otherwise bland looking white foods.
You can use all sorts of paper from poster boards to tissue paper to the brown packing paper used to protect items shipped from a certain large online retailer.
This is just a sheet of black bulletin board paper (being a room mom has it’s perks).
Scrap wood can easily be repurposed for backdrops.
Or you can purchase some inexpensive plywood planks or pressed wood and paint or stain them.
I just rummaged through the garage and found boxes of different tiles from previous remodels.
So, I had to snap a quick photo to show you how it would look. Ooooh! I will definitely be using these again.
Create a faux marble or stone look with contact paper or vinyl tiles. The big upsell of these for food bloggers is spills are so easy to clean.
…. and emerald green marble contact paper on the other.
This is one material I do not use often, unless we count metal baking pans.
Maybe you have metal shelving in your garage for an industrial chic vibe. Or you can pick up metal sheets at the home improvement store for about $5.
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Did I forget anything?
Do you use interesting and frugal backdrops for your blog photos? Did I miss something on my list? Let me know in the comments below.
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