Monday, March 31

DIY Photography Backdrop

I'm getting prepared for my first paid photography shoot, happening this Sunday. I needed a backdrop, but didn't have a spare $200+ sitting around, so went to Lowe's and bought a painter's dropcloth. And bought dye. . . . And went back to town and bought more dye. . . . And went back to town and bought more dye. . . . And more dye. . . . Over the past few days I've dyed and bleached and re-dyed and dyed again and dyed some more. -- And run to town a lot. Ha! (I'm not exaggerating in the slightest.) And tonight I have a backdrop! Woohoo!!! While I'm not sure this is the one I'll be using for the project on Sunday, it was a great learning experience, and I will have it as a spare.

And now, (drumroll, please) here it is:
Since Husband was at work and the kids were in bed and I was too impatient to wait for some willing subjects to wake up in the morning, I nabbed son's teddy bears, and got some still life shots. Here's one:

Leave me a comment, tell me what you think. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Where's a picture of the second one? This one looks great, BTW - Heidi

Meg said...

I like it-the texture is good and I must say what a creative person you are!!

Jan said...

I think the backdrop is great. It is a neutral color, so just about anything would look good in front of it. Also it seems to have color variation to have texture. You did a good job on it.

Jan Always Growing

American Swede said...

Thank you for your compliments! I've used Dear Daughter as a model in front of it, and you are right, the colors go with just about anything. It will work well for future projects.