I am constantly inundated with messages about the beautiful marble surface in my house. You might have seen it, as it crops up a lot in my blog photos, particularly ones of products.
But, what if i told you that the marble surface is actually fake?
In fact, it is a DIY photo backdrop that I created just for blog photos. It’s small, easy to store and I can pull it out whenever I need to. Whether it is for flat lay photos, product photos or tutorial videos, like the one posted below.
Want to find out how you can create this DIY photo backdrop for your blog?
It might come as a shock to some, but lots of bloggers who take gorgeous flat lays, don’t actually live in these beautifully pristine houses with immaculate surfaces and walls. In fact, a lot of us fake it so that we can showcase our favourite and most loved products in the best way.
When doing product reviews, I always work with brands and business’ that I really, really love and I want my readers to love them as well. I want to show off their items, but if I took a picture on my old ratty coffee table, you probably wouldn’t look twice at it. Yet, as soon as its on luxurious marble surface or something similar, it looks great.
Lots of bloggers are buying these huge photo backdrops from a variety of places. They’re expensive and not very easy to store. You might know the ones I mean.
But, I have found a way to make a super cheap diy photo backdrop for bloggers, that can be modified to any size or shape that is suitable for you.
For the full tutorial, watch the youtube video below.
You Will Need:
- Sticky back plastic in any colour or design
- A box or surface
Simply cut the sticky back plastic to size. Then, peel off the back of the plastic and begin to cover your box or surface.
To get rid of those pesky little bubbles and lines, simply get a credit, ruler or any other flat item and rub them out. When your backdrop is done, simply enjoy taking beautiful photos.
My favourite sticky back plastic design is the marble one. It looks really luxurious and being neutral allows for colourful products to pop against it. Other favourites are the faux wood effects and vibrant colours such as pink. These are great for taking photos of darker objects.
So, what do you think of our DIY photo backdrop for bloggers? Will you be making this? Let us know in the comments below.