Are you starting food photography on a budget? Try making this easy 3 step textured DIY food photography backdrop.
As a beginner at food photography, I found a lot of the props and tools the pros recommended to be highly expensive.
That’s why I created my food photography backdrop with items I had around the house.
Materials for DIY Food Photography Backdrop On A Budget
- wooden board
- texture agent (like non-toxic putty)
- paint knife
- paint brush
Directions for DIY Food Photography Backdrop On A Budget
- Apply texture agent on the board using paint knife.
- When texture agent dries, apply paint using the brush.
- Wait for paint to dry and your backdrop is ready to style.
I haven’t tried this but, if you are using two paints:
You can add a darker paint before you apply the texture agent to create depth.
But you can also add a darker paint after the texture agent and then the lighter paint.
Tips for creating a DIY Food Photography Backdrop On A Budget
Don’t skip on texture!
Create texture by adding a non-toxic texture agent like wall putty. Texture and detail improve your photos drastically.
Don’t know what color to pick?
I recommend an all white backdrop.
An all white backdrop allows you to increase your image’s saturation and exposure without having to worry about the background colors.
It can also highlight your food as the sole focus of the image.
From personal experience, clean white photos have more interactions and views on social media.
Here’s another photo with Cottage Core Craft | Easy Hanging Flower Bouquet.
A white backdrop allows one to increase the saturation of the flowers without compromising the background.