I'm sure you've seen gorgeous up close and personal photography like this one here......
and this one here.......
and wonder what the heck surface they are taking their photos on? Whenever I see food photography I always look at the backdrop and ponder how I can replicate that gorgeousness!
I knew the product in the top image was beadboard but the only beadboard I've seen in my local hardware store is sold in 4' x 8' sheets......way huge and more than I'll ever need!
While browsing my Home Depot I found this:
Individual beadboard panels!! Did you know these were around? Maybe they have been for years and I'm just figuring this out now :)
Here are my supplies for making my own beadboard backdrop:
The 1 x 2 I had cut into 3 pieces that were 28" in length each since knew I wanted the entire backdrop to be 32 " wide. In each beadboard plank there was a handy groove for the next piece to fit into place.
After linking the panels all together I applied the wood glue to the 1 x 2's and evenly staggered the three pieces to fit over the backside of the panels.
Just to be safe I 'clamped' them overnight using some heavy items from my den.
Ta-Da!! Project complete! Easy work for photos that make a statement, right!?!
I had my son hold up my new beadboard backdrop and laid out a simple roll of brown kraft paper for this photo here. No distracting backgrounds for me anymore :)
I'm sure there are many other ways to stage a great close up picture. Do you have any neat tips or tricks? I would love to know what you use as a backdrop for your photos :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
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