Photography backdrops: transform your photos for next to nothing

Alternative photography backdrops
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke / Norsk Designs)

There are so many different reasons you might need to use a photography backdrop, and investing in lots of them can be an expensive game. However, there are lots of cheap everyday items you can use as photography backdrops that don’t cost a lot (if anything at all) and will add a little something extra to your photos. 

Whether you’re a product or portrait photographer, chances are you would have used some of the best backdrops for photography. They come in a range of styles, prints and colors and a lot are portable which is great for taking on-location shoots. However, they’re not always cheap, and if you’re doing a one-off shoot it might not be worth the long-term investment.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.