Photographing in outdoor environments might sometimes be just what your images need. But if you’re looking to create more abstract and creative images, these photography backdrops ideas will help you to create stunning photos with less effort. Just set up your lights and you’re good to go.
Even if you’re able to photograph in a real forest setting, having this nature backdrop will elevate you portraits.
Especially if you specifically show it is not a natural surrounding. Work for fashion and quirky portraits.
2. Dark Blue Abstract Backdrop
After steaming the creases, this backdrop is perfect for the still life and classical portraits.
The pattern has slight abstract feel to it, and this way you can combine simple, yet elegant in your portrait photoshoots.
The central area gets lighter than the outer edge, which should work well with subjects that are centered.
3. Brown Abstract Backdrop
These brown backdrops have been used for ages in portrait photography.
They’re a fail-safe when you’re looking for something professional and minimal to really bring that oompf to your images.
4. White Silky Backdrop
For sensual and intimate photoshoots, pick this white satin-like material. It’s more magical than the basic white linen, but still subtle enough to keep your portraits classy.
Combine with red elements, and you’ve got yourself a classic portrait.
5. Deep Blue Backdrop
If you want to invest into something more special, this deep blue backdrop roll is the one for you.
You’ll have creative portraits and unique still-life images using this backdrop. Implement hard lighting and you got yourself some stunning portraits.
6. Orange Backdrop
Many professional photographers have been using orange lately to create stunning portraits with celebrities.
Combine this orange backdrop with full-frame photograph and you won’t be disappointed with the results.
7. Elegant White Backdrop
Even if white is considered to be too simple and basic, it’s also versatile and timelessly elegant when used right photographing portraits.
Playing with lights and shadows while letting the backdrop unfold fully in your pictures creates this effortless, classic mood.
8. Film Plastic Backdrop
Looking for something really creative to make your models jump out of your images?
Lately there has been an increase in material use in fashion photography, so all kinds of plastics, vinyl and foam is what you’re looking for to add in your images.
9. Thin Plastic Sheeting Canvas
This plastic is more accessible, but also an inexpensive version to the previous plastic backdrop on the list.
This plastic is thinner and creates a layer that still lets the surroundings shine through. Light will also bounce more from this backdrop.
10. Black Velvet Backdrop
One of the many timeless options when looking into something that will last time and can be used for multiple photoshoots.
Family portraits, classic portraits and elegant fashion portraits can all be acquired with this deep velvety backdrop.
11. Brown and Green Velvet Backdrop
Speaking of velvety materials, not only black can be used to create beautiful portraits.
Layer up different colors or create an abundant chaos of similar shades to bring more galore to to image. Works well with both fashion and maternity photos.
12. Desert Backdrop
Combining plastics and landscape backdrops creates a powerful chaos all while indoors, where you can control the setting more than photographing in the nature.
Warm colors combined with blueish and dark colors creates a beautiful contrast in fashion photographs.
13. Mountain Backdrop
This backdrop has more neutral colors than the previous backdrop on the list, and can be used to build stunning fashion images.
Add a colored board as a flooring and you have yourself a unique setting.
14. Red PVC Backdrop
When you want to photograph outdoors, but still add something extra to your images, a colored PVC is your choice.
This red here jumps right out of the picture, but you can use more natural colors like blue and green too.
15. Green and Blue Tarp Covers
This is a method used by many portrait photographer; add a tarp cover or two and voilà – you have yourself a stunning portrait setting.
The more you layer them, the more intriguing the images will come out. Great for fashion photography.
16. Red Abstract Backdrop
As film photography has blown up, so has the use of classic, abstract backdrops, combined with exceptional materials.
This contrast creates an intriguing combinations of softness and hardness that will capture your viewers.
17. Yellow Sheer Fabric
Yellow, pink or any other color – this backdrop is thin enough to add just a pinch of color to your images.
Your models won’t be overrun with the heaviness of the backdrop and it will leave space for the portrait to be constructed.
18. Spacey Backdrop Canvas
This is not the only option for a spacey photoshoot, but it can be used as an alternative for the expensive fabrics in stores and works just as good.
The canvas is big enough so you can really spread it out and play with it to create movement in your images.
19. Sky Backdrop
This backdrop is great for both kids photoshoots and unique portraits.
The playful colors and the pattern combined with well composed subjects will result in stunning portraits.
20. Beige Abstract Fabric
Another classic that you can even tune to your own needs. Warm, neutral colors will work for multiple occasions and are timeless if you want to only invest in few that will last a lifetime.
21. City Street Backdrop
Since travelling costs have risen, fashion photoshoots have also lately been around cities and these fabricated surroundings. Playing with the unreal and the constructed settings, this city street view works perfectly.