1、Introduction

(What is photography background and why use photography back....)

If you are a professional photographer or have a passion for photographic portraits, your "basic gear" list can be overwhelming when browsing through online courses and tutorials, and it can be difficult to know how to get started. However, there is one decision that can be easy: choosing your backdrop.

Photographic backdrops are a staple item for new and professional photographers alike. They are versatile, durable and reasonably priced. It can be considered one of the dominant players in your session in addition to the model.Backdrops are available in a variety of materials, styles, and sizes for different occasions.

Learning the basic information about each type of photo backdrop can be a must for new studio photographers. What does a backdrop system consist of? How do you choose backdrops and use them?

In this article, we will talk about the main features of backdrops for photo and video applications and provide you with clear, practical guidance. Divided into five sections, the article will show you step by step the materials, sizes, types, settings and maintenance of backdrops.

By providing basic instructions to help you get started, combined with backdrop management solutions, you will quickly realize the advantages of each backdrop and make a decision to order the ones that will work best for you and your clients!

2、What are the advantages and disadvantages of background materials
1. Vinyl

Vinyl backdrops are durable and tough. This material makes the backdrop wrinkle-free. High quality vinyl backdrops usually have a unique non-reflective matte finish that prevents glare.

Vinyl is a non-porous plastic that is flexible, glossy, and can be transparent. This material works well for digital printing, providing the backdrop with vibrant colors and a classic, stylish feel.

Another great advantage of vinyI backdrops is that they are easy to clean. By simply wiping it down with a slightly damp sponge, the vinyl material will be clean and ready for the next shoot.

That's why it's great for cake smashes, food fights, and more.

But remember, vinyl is not washable or fordable with water. You can choose to leave the backdrop lying flat in your cabinet, or roll it up and store it in a shipping PVC pipe.

2. Polyester cotton fabric

Polyester cotton fabric is one of the synthetic fibers. Applied in photography backdrops, the most common types of fabric are made from polyesters. Polyester cotton fabric Backdrops give an overall professional look. This material can be easily folded and makes the backdrop portable. The sturdy, wrinkle-resistant backdrop is more appropriate for realistic images printed on it.

With high-definition printing technology, Polyester cotton fabric backdrops can come in a variety of patterns and designs. You can even custom a microfiber backdrop as your requirements! For this reason, Polyester cotton fabric backdrop collections can always provide fun and choices.

Polyester cotton fabric backdrops have richer styles and can be used in more occasions. It is soft, durable and washable safe. It can also be easily clean and store.

You can always choose a microfiber background with a particular pattern or design which is suitable for you. Perfect for photography portraits, events, product shots, video production,etc.

3. Muslin

Muslin, plain cotton (100%), durable, washable and wrinkle-free. As a very traditional choice,muslin backdrops are always popular with photographers.

Muslin backdrops are light and can be easily folded, which makes it easy to carry. Replacing a paper backdrop with a muslin backdrop greatly reduces the stress of photography preparation and you can take one with you anywhere you go.

Muslin gives the backdrop an overall professional look while providing versatility. This material has earned praise because it is easy to dye, especially hand-painted.

4. Canvas

Painting. Dyes, paints and oils can be easily accommodated by this fabric. Because of this,canvas is quite suitable for hand-painting and will not be absorbed or blurred.

Hand painted canvas backgrounds are soft, smooth and waterproof and it can be used for a long time. Canvas has become a great option for taking pictures in the background, and it always adds creativity and improves your photography.

5. Paper

Paper has been popular among photographers for more than decades. It provides a smooth,dry and non-reflecting paper surface.

Unlike most backdrop made of fabric(cloth), paper is not wrinkle resistant, and when there are wrinkles or stains on it, you just need to cut those damaged parts off. It shall be rolled up to store and no need to wash. Accordingly, it is not that durable for its material.

Paper backdrops are commonly used for solid color background. It is less expensive and portable. It offers seamless background, which can do good assistant in commercial portrait photography, product photography, fine arts and more.

3、How to determine and choose the appropriate size
1. Select size according to site requirements

When choosing the size of the background curtain, the first thing to find out the size of your studio. The background screen should be the right size for your job.The room looks both practical and beautiful.

There are three important factors you need to measure in your studio. Depth, width, and most importantly, ceiling height. Measure these three factors accurately will provide you with the main and necessary reference when selecting the size of the background wall. Here, we take the most common occasions (e.g., full-body pats Taken) for the baseline size.

Please note: the following size reference is the most cost-effective proposal. If your studio/space is big enough, you can choose anything the size of the background wall you want.

The most important limitation of the studio is the height of the ceiling. You need to consider whether the height is sufficient to set the background and implement it at the beginning of the work overhead light and headlight.

First, in order to set the light above the model (55 feet to 6.5 feet when standing), you need to add more light above the model's head at least four feet.

From the summary above, we can conclude that you need a ceiling height of at least 10-12 feet. Because this is your studio four ceiling heights will work for most situations, which means your background can be suitable for full-length shots, headshots (headshots),Waist, 3/4 length portrait, etc.

Depth also needs to be measured accurately before selecting a background wall.

You need to have about 1.5 to 3 feet between your subject and the background (0.5-0.9 m) of space in order to get the subject far enough away from the background so that it does not create shadows and for possible decorations or leave enough space for the device.

Sometimes, it is necessary to extend your background curtain to the floor. Your model can lie or sit on it, and you can look at it from different angles take a picture. Or you can add some decorations, and the extension of your background curtain can blend perfectly into the overall background. fine accurate measurements will help you choose the correct height of the background screen you need.

Or use rubber MATS to match the background! Our rubber floor MATS come in 4x5 ft (1 2x1.5 m) and 5x8 ft (1.5x2.5 m) . You will always need it!

2. Select the size according to the shooting subject

After measuring the size of your space, you need to consider the size of your subject and your session. How many people will you photograph? You die how will T pose? What kind of composition and shot do you need? The answers to these questions will ultimately determine the width of your background wall. Sure. knowing what you need for your meeting is always the most direct way to help you choose the right background wall size.

Avezano background cloth is available in a variety of sizes - standard widths are 3 feet, 5 feet, 6.5 feet, 8 feet, 10 feet, and 20 feet. You will be able to enough to shoot everything from big to small and in between. In addition, we can customize a larger size according to your requirements.

3.The range of sizes commonly used by photographers and available on this website

(Now you can start choosing the size you want. Here are some examples of themes or situations that work best for a certain background wall size. (Please read the guide below)

(Please note: all background curtain dimensions are shown as "width x height", 1 ft ≈0.3 m)

(width) x 5 feet (3 feet (1 m x1.5 m) (high) 15 feet (wide) x3 feet (1.5 m * 1 m) (high) - the advice from the smallest.

Sizing starts to get a compact profile picture, which can be a - an idea profile picture background. This can also be used for newborns or children, pets, and small children products.

5 ft (w)x5 ft (h) (1.5 m x 1.5 m) -- for children, headshots, and 3/4 length portraits; It is also the photographer in the narrow ideal for space or small home studio work.

5 ft (W)x7 ft (H) (1.5 m x2.2 m)17 ft (W)x5 ft (H) (2.2 m x1.5 m) - perfect for shooting

Headshots and non-full-length portraits; 7 feet (height) for standing and 5 feet (height) for non-standing. 1-2 people.

6.5 ft (W) x10 ft (h) (2 m x3 m)/10 ft (W) x6.5 ft (h) (3 m x2 m) -- This size fits solo full-body nudity and the other occasions we mentioned above, but still not optimal size.

Eight feet by 8 feet (wide) (high) 18.2 feet (2.4 meters x2.4 meters) (wide) (high) x8.2 feet (2.5 m x 2.5 m) - it's perfect. It can do what a small size can do, but it also gives your model extra wiggle room for post-Photoshop editing for more space.

8 ft (W) x10 ft (H) (2.4 m x3 m)/10 ft (W) x8 ft (H) (3 m x2.4 m) -- this size is available

In most situations, from portraits of children to portraits of families; A background wall of this size is versatile. 2-4 people.

10 ft (w)x 10 ft (H) (3 m x 3 m) - This size is ideal for most full-length portraits and group portraits. It can be to be found in professional photography studios!

10ft(W)x20ft(H)120ft(W)x10ft(H)(3mx6mI6mX3m)- Large size!

Custom size - If you have a request, please contact us.

Please note: A large background wall can always achieve the effect of a small size, but not vice versa! All the above size suggestions are for reference

4. Background types used in different scenes

1. This section describes the background types, features, and applicable scenarios provided by this website print the background of the pattern in order to start your meeting in your studio, the printed background board will always play an important role in your meeting. As a variety of backs the basic type of scene curtain, printed photographic background curtain can come in a variety of designs and materials. It can include almost any other kind of background.

The curtain can do all the design, with high definition and realistic image printing technology. Here's a list for your reference.

2.Solid color no need to print background

If you are trying to create a classic look for a photographic portrait, a solid background is a good choice. You can always work in a professional: studio and Find a solid background in commercial photography. It's great for serious portrait photography and print advertising.

A solid color background with a simple style will keep your work simple and squeeze out your model so you can focus completely.

On the model, and will achieve elegant effect. Neutral colors allow for lively, stylish or glamorous photos without interference. The audience's attention will be only attracted to the details of the subject and feel the emotion conveyed by the photograph.

Solid background walls can come in a variety of colors. Choose from the most basic white, gray and color, - until pretty colors.

If you want to create beautiful work with solid color backgrounds, you need to have a good knowledge of color theory, composition, and lighting.

3.The background plate

Collapsible background walls are a more portable and flexible option. With a foldable background, your shot is not subject to location and the size of the space, both outdoors and in the studio. The foldable background wall is quite convenient because of its two unique functions.double sided "and" foldable ".A foldable background board usually has a different background on each side, which means a reversible design. And this will provide for your photography.

More inspiration and creative freedom. Also, foldable backgrounds are ideal for location shoots and small studios because they fold stack, light weight. You can fold it into a compact circle for transport.

The foldable background wall always creates an artistic environment where you want to be, and it's great for headshots and three-quarter-length bodies on the spot the lens body.

4.Rubber mat

Rubber floor MATS are strong, wrinkle - resistant and waterproof. It was used to take pictures of newborns, children, pets and products to use more and more. For example, floor MATS can be a great addition when you need to blend your background smoothly with the floor.

In addition, in most cases, the background wall needs to extend to the floor in order for the model to stand and move. If your background wall isn't long enough, oak glue floor MATS can be a great helper, which will add an extra nice effect to your final product.

Floor MATS are usually digitally printed and are characterized by a thin thickness that gives high definition and authenticity to the pattern. It's easy to walk and roll up,easy to carry and store. Sizes typically range from 4x5 feet (1.2 x1.5 m) to 5x8 feet(1.5x2.5m).

5.Introduce customized services

Custom background wall always means personality and requirement. If you're pretty clear about your meeting and what you're trying to say with your photos, you can to customize the background. Your design and requirements will always be implemented by a professional background designer. They can provide for your custom design professional advice and practical support.You can choose the size you want in our custom background product page, and upload your request and picture to us, and ensure the picture the pixels of the piece should be at least 30DPI.

If the picture is too big to upload, you can directly send the picture to us through email support@avezanobackdrop.com, we will deal with it for you as soon as possible.

Whatever background you want, custom backgrounds will help you make it happen! You will achieve unique results and amazing effects. And you will achieve unique results and amazing experience!

5、 The use of background step method
1. Build a photographic scaffold

Size your frame according to your photography needs and build it according to the rules of use.

2. Hang the background

The top of the background has pockets, through which the bar at the top of the photographic stand can be suspended.

3. Use clips and other props

Use our complimentary photographic wire clips to tighten the background and remove the wrinkles in the back scene.

4. Remove creases and other details from the background

Use a low iron to remove small creases from the background.

6. Cleaning and preservation of background
1. How to clean the background

Without the right maintenance plan, the background wall may not last very long. So, knowing how to properly store and clean them is phase when it matters.

Some background cloths are machine washable, some require only sponge cleaning, and some are expendable. Some can be folded, but some must be rolled lift or flatten to store. Different types of background cloths require different maintenance methods.

As a final part of understanding background cloths, this section will help you properly clean and store different types of background cloths.

The following instructions are general standards and are for reference only. You should still follow the product-specific care instructions).

● Store in a clean and dry place

Check storage sites for moisture problems. Background curtains stored and used in humid environments can absorb moisture, which can cause the material to rise wrinkles, bacterial growth can completely damage the surface. In addition, the sun will also fade the background curtain. You also need to check the room temperature and do not place the fabric the background cloth is exposed to any external force.

● Clean your background screen regularly

Regular cleaning is really important. Otherwise, frequent use without prompt cleaning can result in stubborn stains that are difficult to remove. However, regular cleaning must be done.

It doesn't mean over cleaning. Incorrect cleaning protocols that violate specific care instructions will damage your background cloth use special tapes or clips.

Do not use normal tape or clips to hang or secure your background curtain. They may cause damage to your background cloth.

● Avoid stepping on it with your shoes

Unless requested, you should avoid using your shoes to walk on the background wall (except for models). Clean your shoes or consider them on your back walking on the landscape cloth. If necessary, we recommend using removable shoe covers that can be reused, or buying ones that match your background cloth rubber floor mat.

● Place the background curtain in a low heat dryer.

Some types of fabric background cloth can be dried in the dryer according to the care label. Turn the dryer on low heat and follow the background cloth the label indicates which setting to select. Air the curtains for about 20 to 30 minutes.

● Use a low temperature iron or steam engine

Note the temperature of the steam iron. The heat from the iron may cause damage to the background cloth. If necessary, you can choose a [hand-held steaming steam engine, with steam processing wrinkles, or with a cold iron slowly ironing background cloth, time should not be too long.

● Keep the room well ventilated

Whether you are using a background in your studio or on site, we recommend that you open ventilation or Windows before you start work to prevent dust and mold growth. Not only is this good for your health, but it also keeps the background clean and tidy.More tips on cleaning and storage in Explore!

2. How to preserve the background

You can fold it and store it in a box or cabinet, but if you keep it this way for a long time, you may get some creases, and then you can use it again.You need to use a low temperature iron to remove creases;You can also roll the background on a stick to save it, which is a good way to avoid creases when you use it again,however, it may be difficult to find a suitable storage tool such as a stick for a large background cloth, and it may not be very square to carry.

7、The use of photography bracket props
How to use the camera tripod

1、Using a camera tripod, you can first mount the tripod on the quick release plate on the camera. The camera itself will have a screw hole, as long as the quick release plate and the camera are in the screw hole with screws to tighten the fix. Camera mounted quick release plate, more convenient when using a tripod.

2、 First, we remove the camera tripod, the next is not the first to install the camera, and first to adjust the tripod. Put the tripod in a flat position, and then fix it to a good angle. Tripod with different angles of the limit slot, according to the terrain and to shoot the landscape, to determine the angle, and three angles to the same.

3、 After the angle adjustment, the next is to adjust the length of the tripod, the tripod is divided into several sections, to determine the height, a section of a section to adjust the height of the tripod, to be adjusted to the development of the height of the time, with a tripod fixed screw tightened on it.

4、After adjusting the angle and height, the next need to adjust the head, the platform is divided into three-dimensional head and ball head, of which the three-dimensional head is the most commonly used. And the ball head is characterized by portable . It has a horizontal rotation knob and two ball fixed knob, this can be adjusted according to their needs.

5、If you want to shoot horizontally, you need to adjust the level on the tripod head, adjust it and then install the camera.

6、 If you want to choose the angle of shooting, then you can first remove the quick release plate from the tripod, and then install the quick release plate on the camera. After adjusting the angle, the camera will be fixed with a quick release plate, which is not only convenient, and will not affect the adjusted angle.

【Note】 Install a tripod, we can shoot the beauty. But when shooting, if you are using a telephoto lens, the tripod may be a little shaky, which will affect the shooting effect. This time, the best way is to add a shutter line to the camera, so you can avoid tripod shaking affecting the shooting effect.

How to install the camera tripod
Step 1: Unfold the tripod

First of all, we have to unfold the tripod. Many tripods on the market nowadays are designed to fold backwards so that they become smaller when they are stored and therefore easier to carry.

Step 2: Adjusting the height and angle

Now we will adjust the height and angle of the tripod to fit our position, during which we want to ensure that the tripod can be placed on the ground smoothly, but also lock the legs and center axis.

Step 3: Put on the camera

On the camera is a key step . In this step, if the camera has a gimbal, first we have to tighten the quick release plate to the camera base screw holes, and then let the quick release plate and the camera work together with the gimbal clamping, and then use the tripod in the bolt of the center bearing plate to fix the camera. After these steps, the SLR tripod has been installed.

Do not think that with a tripod, the images taken must be clear. In fact, in the use of we also need to comply with some rules.

1. Don't let the camera exceed the weight of the tripod load

Tripod load weight should be greater than the total weight of the camera and lens, you can imagine, a tripod dedicated to small DC, is absolutely unable to give a Nikon D3x plus a small bamboo gun stable support.

2.Keep the tripod rigid solid connection

To use a rigid structure connected to a good tripod, should be its head, three-dimensional locking knob, as well as each telescopic legs and sub-bracket lock fixed, otherwise, the same wobbly tripod will lead to image paste off.

3. The use of reflector pre-lift

If you are using a DSLR camera, it is best to use the camera's reflector pre-lift function. Through this feature, the camera's reflector will be raised in advance, rather than flip when the shutter is pressed, so as to prevent the internal shock caused by the flip of the reflector camera, to avoid the camera shake caused by internal shock.

4. Use the shutter release cable or remote control

Even if we press the shutter gently by hand, there is still the possibility of camera shake due to accidents, so when using a tripod in order to avoid shaking caused by pressing the shutter, you can use the shutter cable or infrared remote control to control the shutter.

5. The use of time-lapse self-timer

If you use no shutter cable and remote control DC or SLR shooting, you can open the camera's time-lapse self-timer function to control the shutter, to prevent the camera vibration caused by pressing the shutter. Using time-lapse self-timer, the photographer directly press the shutter, the camera will wait 2-10 seconds before opening the shutter exposure, and even if the photographer directly pressed the shutter caused the camera shake, after this interval can also be staggered.

6. To the tripod with fixed feet or hard rubber shock absorbers

In the hard rock or concrete, when using a tripod should be given three legs plus hard rubber shock pad, which can effectively reduce some of the accident caused by vibration; in the home when shooting on the floor, increase the rubber shock pad can avoid metal tripod scratches the floor. When shooting on land or mud, it is best to add a fixed tripod foot spike, so that it can be tied in which to maintain stability. In the sand and fluffy snow shooting, in order to prevent the tripod into it, you should add a flat anti-snag tripod plate to keep the tripod stable.

7. To the tripod using stone bags

When shooting in high winds, the wind may blow the tripod over or cause the camera to shake, to get clear and stable images in this environment, you can use a cloth bag wrapped with some heavy objects such as stones, bricks, etc., and then hang it under the tripod to increase the weight of the tripod to maintain stability. Of course, some brands of tripods have their own distribution of stone bags, which photographers can use directly. Stone bag is best to use the nature of the mesh pocket material, which can reduce its own wind resistance.

8. The use of telephoto lenses when using tripod ring

If you use a telephoto lens with a tripod, there should be a telephoto lens with a tripod ring, and then the tripod head quick release plate mounted on the tripod ring screw holes, and then fixed on the head, so that the tripod will not appear due to the top-heavy and tilted over the situation. Using a tripod in this way, the center of gravity of the camera and lens is on the tripod ring of the lens . Overall stability will be much better . Of course, to change the composition or change the focal length is also much easier.

8、Newborn Wraps& props

We usually take a lot of newborn photos, which will appear in this package style.

This look is from swaddle. It can soothe the baby's mood, relieve flatulence and prevent the newborn from waking up because of the Morrow reflex when sleeping. Memory from the womb, memory from birth.

Swaddling is to simulate what a baby would look like in its mother's body; Why simulate the sensation of the mother's womb? Because as early as 1986, American psychologists discovered that newborns can remember everything they hear and perceive in the mother's womb. So the shooting of the package can not only highlight the cute baby, but also make the baby feel safe.

The general form of the package has a full package, half package two, although the approach has emphasis, but roughly the same steps.

1. The whole package

First press one end of the wrap under the baby, and then set up the baby's shape, let the baby's hands in front of the chest closed, feet curled together as far as possible, smooth the grain of the wrap, the rest of the cloth into the baby's body compaction. Newborn photo package illustration

2. Show hands and feet

The basic technique is the same as the full package, but it does not cover the baby's head and feet. It is also necessary to take the hand out of the wrap and adjust the shape of the feet.

3. Half a pack

From the baby's right shoulder it began to wrap, along the body wrapped in two circles, the upper arm and thigh to hide in the cloth, naturally exposed under the arm and calf. Be careful to control the baby's feet so that he does not kick.

4. Shape up

First with a wrap wrapped around the baby's legs, and then along with the baby's back wrapped around the shoulders, will wrap the tail around the front to naturally cover the lower body. The focus is on the shape of the rest of the wrap, which is flowing and natural.

Hand-drawn diagram of newborn photo package:

A. After laying the background cloth on the beanbag or other shooting surface, unfold the wrap to wrap the baby and lay it out horizontally.

B. gently place the baby on the wrap and push his legs slightly toward his abdomen with his hands to help him stay curled up.

C. first wrap the right wrap around the baby's body twice, the same wrap around the left, the end of the wrap under the baby's body.

D. Arrange the shape of the wrap, and expose the baby's hands and feet according to the shooting needs.

Pay attention to:

When wrapping the cloth, wrap it around the baby's neck, do not cover the head. The limbs should be as close as possible, and the package should be as tight as possible, so that the baby feels more secure and the shape is better.

Baby's personal clothes, we get the goods remember to clean, it is best to wash by hand, after trying to put on the baby, some hard headdress items remember to be careful to bring the baby, take photos in time to remove.

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