Cool Photography Background

In this Instructable, which is my first, I will show you a cool way of making a background for photography.

Step 1: What You Need

*A stack of around 20 or more cds' that you don't need anymore. (Yeah, I know. I have a lot.)
*A blue or black dropsheet, blanket, or bedsheet.
*White tape. (Has to be sticky enough to grip onto fabric.)
*Tacs. (To hold up the dropsheet)

Step 2: Dropsheet

First, you need to hang the dropsheet up on a cleared wall, using the tacs.

Step 3: Tape

Fold the tape onto itself, so both sides are sticky. Then place 2 pieces on the non-mirrored side of the cd, at the top and bottom.

Step 4: Hanging the CDs

Now, hang all the CDs up, however many you have, and make different shapes, like I show in the next step. (Notice how on the second picture on this step, my hand is sorta ultracolored? I took this picture with the camera set to "Manual", with the flash set to "Night Flash".)

Step 5: Designing CD Patterns

Here's the basic design I did. Turns out really nice. Try different angles, and adding someone in front of the CDs.

*Tips: The more lighting, the better. I used two very powerful lights. Or even turning all the lights out, and putting the flash up.
(I hope that this Instructable, seeing as it is my first, was very clear. Feel free to ask any questions.)



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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Meaning that this kind of background was popular back then. I remember in 95 this being a background in a school picture day. That's all.


    Just make sure you are using lights besides your flash, otherwise Im sure you would get some major glare from the reflections.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I was using lights. Actually, 2 really big lights. But sometimes, it looks really nice with a glare. I think so anyways. :)