How to Make a Super Simple Seamless White Backdrop

Introduction: How to Make a Super Simple Seamless White Backdrop

This is my first instructable, so please tell me how you liked it. In this instructable I would like to show you how you can make a seamless white backdrop for product photography. I had always wondered how photographers achieved such an amazing thing and I figured it could be done at home on the cheap. Don't get discouraged from my not-so-good photos; it's my camera that is not of a too good quality ;). Anyway, let's go on to the tutorial.

Step 1: Materials

You will need...
- a large sheet of white paper or a white bed sheet
- a chair ( without armrests )
- some tape
- a piece of white poster board, cardboard, of just a stiff piece of paper for your reflector material ( optional )

Step 2: Making the Backdrop

Now you will have to grab your paper or sheet and simply place it on the chair as shown in the pictures, and of course, secured in place with tape. There, that's the main part done!

Step 3: How to Use It

To take a picture using the backdrop, you will have to place the chair next to a window, stabilize your camera, and snap a pic! For even better results, you can get your piece of reflector material and position it to face the subject of the photo from the opposite side of the window so that some light will be reflected back on it ( see the first pic ). My reflector material was just a piece of paper on a clipboard. If you don't have a good indirect light source ( like a window ), then you could use a light box. The last three pics are just the end result. So hope you enjoy! As always, fellow DIYers, feel free to ask me questions about the project in the comments and share pics of your finished one!

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    4 years ago

    Old photographer's trick, but probably a lot of younger folks haven't seen it. Good job!

    Nate Barry
    Nate Barry

    4 years ago

    This is a pretty cool idea!