In this class Karl Taylor Education’s Creative Director Tim Gaudion shows you how to make your own DIY photography backdrops similar to those you’ll have seen throughout our food photography classes.
This step-by-step tutorial is ideal for photographers wanting to add an element of unique creativity to their shots as it shows you how to get creative results and outlines important considerations when choosing a background.
- Demonstrate how to create a DIY photography background
- Outline important considerations when creating/selecting a background for photography
- Explain and demonstrate the tools needed to create a wooden backdrop for photography
What you’ll need:
- Untreated wooden planks
- Drill and screws
- Wood dye
- Wax crayons
- Acrylic paint
Backgrounds and backdrops are an important part of any image (whether you’re photographing food or fashion) and having the skills to create your own backgrounds opens a whole new world of possibility. Using simple tools and equipment, Tim guides you through the process, from start to finish, showing you how to create your own board, accentuate texture, add colour and enhance depth.
Decide on what background you’d like to create.
Create a board.
Age the wood.
Apply a base colour.
Apply final colour effects.
You can also create your own canvas backdrops for photography — Tim shows you how to do that in this class here.
If you have any questions about this class, please post in the comments section below.