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DIY DARK FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS FOR STUNNING PHOTOS

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Have you always wondered how one has that cool dark backdrop behind their food photos? Well, I have the answer for you today! I am sharing some cool DIY food photography backdrops that you can recreate at home, and you will be making amazing images.

Strawberries styled with dark food photography backdrops.

I love photography.

I truly love photography as it as it’s a form of art and I enjoy expressing myself through unique photos. Dark food photography is something I became obsessed with lately. These Parmesan Hassleback Potatoes were photographed on one of my backdrops – check it out.

I just wish I could spend more time “playing” with styling and photographing food. But having a few businesses and two energetic kiddos around, that’s not happening. Dark food photography is all about stunning, eye catchy, moody photos. I enjoy setting up and styling these types of photographs and just getting creative with the process. But to be able to create these “one of a kind” images with the mystic, moody feel to it, the simple black paperboard backdrop from the dollar store just won’t cut it.

I needed to get creative and make some backdrops to help to stand out this type of photography. If you are not familiar with my photography work, check out my gallery here.

So back to these backdrops…one sunny afternoon while the kiddos were playing outside I made four different beautiful backdrops for my food photography. But to tell you the truth, these backdrops are perfect if you are taking photos of products as well. They are super easy to make and trust me – your photos will stand out from the crowd.

food photography backdrops

They look pretty awesome, don’t they?

And what’s great about them is that you can mix and match them and they still look fabulous together.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THESE food PHOTOGRAPHY BACKDROPS

  • Plywood ( cut to desired size)
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Pallette knives
  • Paint of your color choice
  • Stain of your color choice

Below is a short video for you to watch a tutorial on how to make these DIY photography backdrops!

Click on this short video below and learn how to make your DIY photography backdrops!

Easy-peasy, eh?

I love to use my backdrops. They make a huge difference in my photography. You can also use two backdrops at the same time. One under and one as a backdrop.

And here you go! You have four different photography backgrounds. They are Lovely, aren’t they?

I hope this was an inspiration! Do you have other ideas?

Thanks for popping in today!

Cheers,

Aniko

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11 Comments

  1. This is super neat, thanks so much for sharing!
    Needless to say that the images are stunning, too. Love each and every one of them.

  2. WONDERFUL tutorial! This will be perfect for me to capture the moody feel I’ve been needing for my art that the plain black foam board just can’t achieve. THANK YOU!

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