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.

Fabrics.

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.