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How To Create Your Own Photo Backdrop

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I was chatting with some of the guys about taking pictures of action figures – a hobby near and dear to my heart, in case you hadn’t noticed. We got onto the subject of backgrounds. I’ve used plain dark backgrounds for dramatic lighting and plain light backgrounds to highlight the figures. And there’s guys like Sandman, who build elaborate sets for his photo shoots – see Sandman’s recent pictorial reviews for some mind-blowing shots.

There’s another type of background – the photo backdrop. A simple photo backdrop can provide the effect of a three-dimensional environment without having to build one. That’s the subject of this how-to article.

What you’ll need:

  • A photo that includes a portion of the ground or floor
  • Photo editing software, like Photoshop or Gimp
  • A color printer
  • Cardboard
  • Tape

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2 thoughts on “How To Create Your Own Photo Backdrop

  1. I will for sure look into this and take some tips from the article. Big thanks from One Shot. come look at my site and check out how I take photo’s of my figures in action.

  2. If you don’t have a color printer you can go to Kinko’s
    or somewhere similar to have the photo printed up.

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