Well up in here in good ole Saskatchewan, Canada in the winter, the temperature can drop below minus 40 C, which basically means there is no well in hell, I'm going outside to take pictures. So a good indoor light setup is essential! I've been playing around with my lightbox now that it's setup properly and I got to thinking about how much I hate white backgrounds (mostly because I don't do them particularly well)!
So I've been wandering around for the last month or so, collecting backgrounds for my photographs. Here are some of the items I came up with:
Other backgrounds ideas:
- Ceramic tiles (not the shiny ones, they'll leave a glare in the photo
- Small sheet of brushed steel
- Rusty iron (think farm implements)
- Small pile of mulch (could be messy)
- A roof shingle
- etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.....
There are literally thousands upon thousands of different background display ideas. You just need to keep your eyes open for anything that seems unique or different. Even if it doesn't look good at the time, it doesn't hurt to bring it home and try it!