I’ve been a little slow to post this up, but I have completed painting a new backdrop for the Studio. This time I have opted to paint grey, as I found with my blue backdrop being too strong with the colour and the reflections, I went neutral. The grey can be conditioned and coloured in practice, which is easier to control whilst photographing and also in post-processing. The nice thing about this is: I have, well had, 6m on my blue backdrop, so I cut off 2m and pained on the backside. The backside had a white and blue blottched effect, which added some character to the grey layer, giving some depth and highlights.
Again, no crazy secret artist tips here – i’m using house paint and the standard tools, which can be taken off of the shelves in a hardware store. This one cost me nothing! As I had all of the tools left form the last purchase, even the paint! It was just a matter of doing it!
The “in studio” photos, – the persons are my colleagues and Chef actually – are examples of how one can control the background light and colour. Simple, but you gotta make it first! It also helps to have the good equipment at your disposal!