Where Can I Find Good Digital Photography Backdrops?

Digital photography backdrops are very important as they provide an attractive background that can enhance photographs a great deal. More photographers than ever have turned to digital photography for many reasons, which include the convenience, cost, and ability to make photos unique-looking by enhancing the images. Available in a wide range of styles and colors, finding the perfect backdrops for every image or photo is easier than ever.

In today’s market there are several different backdrop types available for both amateur and professional photographers with a different application for each type. The basic background is certainly one of the most popular and best-liked types of backdrops. These use the backdrop types to conceal the background in the photograph behind the subject with a more satisfactory one. A digital backdrop is also an excellent way to take an average digital portrait and, using a good backdrop, change it into a quality photograph that resembles one from a professional photography studio. Backdrops of this type have both commercial as well as personal applications. There are innumerable types of digital photography backdrops geared toward family, friends or children and intended just for entertainment and fun. Some of the many include:

o Image enhancing blocky letters

o Fanciful creature backdrops

o Bright color backdrops

o Island themed backdrops

o Sports themed backdrops

o Holiday themed backdrops

o Landscape backdrops

o Abstract themed backdrops

Compatible with numerous photo-editing software types, these backdrops are very easy to use. Although you can use digital backdrops with practically any image and background, images or pictures taken against green or blue backgrounds seem to transfer the best to digital backdrops. It is very easy to use digital photography backdrop software. Simply open the image, using photo-editing software, onto the same chosen backdrop screen. Render the prior background transparent and then paste the image onto the backdrop, using photo-editing tools. These same photo editing programs include tools that edit and smooth any rough edges when using backdrops.

The internet is one of the best places to find good backdrops as online retailers often have a far larger selection. Many online retailers are professional photographers themselves, so along with selling digital backdrops, they will share their extensive expertise with you if required. These online retail websites permit customers to look at the backdrop types they carry before purchasing any and provide customers with troubleshooting tips, easy to follow instructions, and answers to questions people may have about the product.

For a digital photographer looking for backdrops or props to use when taking photos, thrift shops are an excellent place to start looking, as you often find inexpensive and unusual items that will work great. Camera shops and computer stores often sell digital backdrops, too. Very low cost backdrops include using tape and rolls of seamless paper or low thread count, solid color sheets that only need ironing before using. For a photographer that is shooting something small, cheap fabric, curtains and tablecloths also work well.

Backdrops To Have in a Photography Studio for Portraits

White Backdrops.

I have white walls, white paper and white vinyl. I use them all for different types of photography shoots. I have tile board that I love to use when I photograph against white backdrops. I usually use this when I shoot against my white wall that is painted, it shows a reflection/shadow of the person and looks very classy in the photos. I use the vinyl when I travel around to different shoots, it seems to hold up better than paper. I use the white paper when I want to clean up a mess quickly, for instance when I do a birthday cake shoot with a one year old – very easy to cut the paper and throw it away.

Colored Paper.

I have many different colors of paper rolls available for my clients. I always like to talk to them before the shoot to have the paper already hung up so it doesn’t take away time from the shoot. Even finding out what the clients or models will be wearing is very beneficial when deciding what paper to use.

Faux Wood Floors.

These are great to have, there are different companies that sell different types of the wood floors, you can find them by typing in “Faux Wood Floors” into Google. The nice thing about this is you can use them for floors but also for backdrops as well. I will sometimes use them for both at the same time. I have 2 of some of the floors so I can put a matching one as the background and the other one as the floor, so it appears as a complete wood environment and works great for children photography.

White Molding.

I have many different types of wood panels and molding built onto my actual walls. Most of them are painted white, and offer a perfect photography backdrop but at the same time gives a professional and artistic feel to my studio.


These are the best! I have hundreds of different fabrics that make such a perfect backdrop for children photography! There are many different vendors that sell these because they have stitched the out edges of the fabric, but you really don’t need to spend money on those. You can simply purchase fabric from a local crafts and fabric store or ordering online is great as well! This looks impressive to your clients too as you will have tons of backdrops for them to choose from. Make sure you have a steamer handy, you will need to steam the fabrics to get the wrinkles out of them while they are hanging.