A Simple and Easy Background Stand
By Virginia Smith
Every photographer needs a simple portable backdrop for portraits, headshots, product photography. If we had the budget of Annie Liebowitz then we’d all have Handpainted Oliphant Canvas Backgrounds, only the finest backdrop available to photographers. But when we’re just starting out or would rather spend the money elsewhere then a simple backdrop can be had for very little money using window shades from Ikea. Besides being inexpensive, they have a great linen fabric texture and look professional to clients. You can easily add a texture to look like a handpainted background or as I did for an 70’s yearbook inspired annual report, add a chalkboard background.