As Backdrops are most certainly our game, we’ve put together a little FAQ section to help you, dear reader and potential backdrop user, to find the answers to some of the most popular backdrop-related questions out there!
Read on to find your answers, and as always, our team is one simple e-mail away to answer any questions you may have that are not featured below or provide ideas and inspiration for your backdrop use.
Are vinyl backdrops good?
Well, we certainly think so! But, our bias aside, yes, they are very good for a number of key reasons:
- They are durable and easy to clean should something, unfortunately, spill on them (especially great for food photographers)
- You can easily roll them up and take them with you for a remote shoot or pack them away so they don’t take up too much studio space
- Each backdrop is double-sided, so you always have more than one option
- They create realistic, stunning settings for your products (ours especially as they were created by an actual photographer who “gets it”).
- They can be hung on a wall, used as flat-lay, draped, stacked, and whatever else your creative mind can come up with!
What is the best material for a backdrop?
We offer vinyl backdrops as we feel this is the most durable material that is easy to work with and quick to clean while also providing a great look in the shot. Simply roll them straight out of the tube and flatten them with ease to suit your shoot. A stunning backdrop that is easy to transport and store is always a win!
What are the best image results for vinyl backdrops?
Our vinyl backdrops utilise a range of imagery, from solid colours to textures styles like marble, tile, wood and more. All created by a real photographer, the goal is a visual that creates an excellent setting for a range of products while also being high-quality within itself. Great vinyl backdrops always help to enhance the focus image of the shoot. All our patterns are sourced legally with the correct licensing or, created by us giving you a 100% unique pattern not available anywhere else.
Are vinyl backdrops waterproof?
Yes! Vinyl backdrops can handle spills and sprays from a “wet shoot.” Simply wipe them down with a clean, dry cloth, and they will be as good as new!
How do you use a vinyl backdrop?
There are many ways to utilise vinyl backdrops in a shoot, but predominantly they are there to support whatever product is the main focus. They can set a scene, help push an aesthetic, or simply create a stunning canvas to make sure your primary product looks its best!
As we offer a range of backdrop options, we love helping people find the right look for their shoot. You can use one or several backdrops at once to set your scene. We’re happy to provide advice to help you use vinyl backdrops in the best way possible for your shoot.
What kind of backdrops do professional photographers use?
In the world of professional photography, backdrops can be extremely varied. There is always room to get creative, from real-life landscape settings to vinyl backdrops and a range of DIY options. A very popular background photography option is a plain white backdrop, which you’ll often see in most professional studios, as it helps to give all of the focus to the product in the shot, allowing it to really stand out. Simple is sometimes the best option!
If you want to get a little more creative or really set a scene for your shoot, you can make use of our vinyl backdrops, which offer a range of colours and elements to form your canvas and create a professional look.
Can you use bed sheets as backdrops?
Yes! A great DIY option to create a plain background for your shoot can be the simple bed sheet. Be warned; however, it can be difficult to make a flat look with no wrinkles when using a bed sheet - you may need to do a bit of ironing!
Our vinyl backdrops offer a way to avoid this issue as they lay or hang flat with no wrinkles or creases, making it easier to create a professional look. While they may be a bit more of an investment when compared to a bed sheet, the time saved and quality results will be well worth it!
How do you make a backdrop look real?
With the exception of using natural elements, it can be difficult to replicate “real life.” You'll want to ensure you are shooting with a high-quality backdrop. We've worked hard to make this as easy as possible by having an actual photographer create all of our backdrops. The result is vivid colours and real-life looking elements to create an organic canvas for any shoot. The best part? You can take a like-real tiled wall or wooden table with you anywhere you go with our vinyl backdrops!
How do you make a homemade backdrop?
The key with any backdrop is to find something that works with your focus product. You'll want to consider colour, materials, gradients and a range of other visual elements that need to be cohesive. The goal is not to let the backdrop overpower the focus of the shot.
Lighting, of course, plays a significant role in the make-up of your shoot, but if you can start with an excellent canvas (the backdrop), the rest of the shot set-up is much easier.
Do I even need to worry about a backdrop?
Backdrops can help to sell the story and aesthetic of a product range to customers and potential customers. A great product photo can be the best way to capture attention and encourage a purchase.
The right photo background helps the audience imagine how the featured product will fit into their life.
What is the advantage of your bundles?
Our Bundle collections have been specifically created to give you more options while also helping you save some dollars! You get four double-sided backdrops which add eight vinyl photography backgrounds to your repertoire. This means you can create a varied yet cohesive look with solid colours and various gradients.
When should I use a solid colour backdrop?
If you want to create a clean, sleek look with a splash of colour, our solid colour backdrops are your best bet. Ask us for advice about colours (and textures) to find the perfect backdrop for your products.
How do you use gradients?
Gradients can create a seamless "sweep" effect that gives your backdrop a twinge of excitement. Rather than creating this effect in post-production, using backdrops with gradient aesthetics can create a more organic feel.