You’re missing out if you’ve never tried a two-backdrop set-up. Trust me, you want to keep reading.
Single-backdrop flat lay is perfect for small, low profile items where the top surface of the item is your focus. But when you want to shoot a tall, leggy item (like a wine bottle or plant), or really focus on the side of an item (like a candle with your company logo), the two-backdrop set-up is clutch. Here’s how I got this gorgeous two-backdrop cactus shot:
- Place two backdrops – one horizontal and one vertical. This is easiest with rigid backdrops like Medium Boards because they lay flat on any surface (even a narrow stool) and can be propped vertically against a wall, chair back, or piece of furniture. Mix it up and combine a board with your floor, wall, or countertop – Medium Boards can be used however you want. Vinyl backdrops work too, but make sure you have a large flat surface and a stand since they bend and can’t be propped up on their own
- Set your scene. Make it as simple or intricate as you want
- Start shooting. Try different angles. Get close.
- Optional – edit your masterpiece with your favorite apps
- Watch the sales role in
- Do happy dance