Hi guys, Mandy Gleason here, creator of Medium Backdrop Boards. I wanted to share the story of how I came up with Medium Backdrop Boards because it’s not one you’d ever expect.
Before creating Medium Backdrop Boards, I had zero photography experience and even less social media prowess. Believe it or not, I was the Canadian pink Power Ranger (ok, pink “Monster Warrior”) in a former life. Google it to see the outfits for yourself! I loved acting but have always been a big nerd, so I traded my spandex for scrubs and went to medical school. Currently, I’m a Dallas radiology resident, aka interpreter of medical imaging - X-ray, CT, MRI, the whole shebang.
I stumbled on the idea for Medium in early 2017 while trying to photograph the prototype for a sexy (albeit virtually nonfunctional) box opener that I invented with some business-savvy friends. Thanks to suboptimal kitchen lighting and no room in the budget for a professional lighting setup, my photographs looked terrible.
I needed a rigid backdrop I could use outside or on a stool next to a window, but none existed on Amazon and DIY and I have never gotten along. So I decided to create what I wished existed: a rigid, lightweight backdrop printed in five ultra-realistic designs (marble, slate, wool, shiplap, and rustic wood). Then I made a few more for you. Because taking perfect close-up and flat lay photos shouldn't be hard.
Please reach out to me if you want to hear more about my story or the process of creating Medium Backdrop Boards.
Thanks for looking,
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