An essential item for both aspiring and professional photographers is a backdrop. Besides cameras and lighting, backdrops are a great way to create a seamless focal point for the perfect photograph. With the use of photography backgrounds, anyone can take their photography to the next level.
Whether you are taking portraits or streaming on YouTube, a photography backdrop can add new life to your photos. Simply choose from any of these options to create digital memories to last a lifetime.
Picking a Photography Backdrop
Backdrops come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. First, consider the location and photo subject to determine the backdrop size to suit your needs. If you plan to move to different locations, finding a backdrop that folds up easily for transport is key. Also, determine if the backdrop comes with the tools needed to hang it or if they will have to be purchased separately.
Best Large Backdrop: Neewer Photo Studio Black
A universal color, this black backdrop is perfect for television and video production, as well as digital photography. There is a rod pocket on one edge, allowing the backdrop to be draped or hung. The material is 100% muslin, and it is finished along the edges to prevent tearing. This backdrop is durable and can be steamed to smooth out wrinkles. It stands tall at 10 by 20 feet, so it is a great option for product or portrait photography.
Neewer 10 x 20FT / 3 x 6M PRO Photo Studio 100% Pure Muslin Collapsible Backdrop Background for Photography,Video and Televison (Background ONLY) - BLACK
A great durable and large black backdrop with versatile use.
Best for Headshots: Fovitec Pop-Up Collapsible Backdrop
A collapsible backdrop that comes with a carrying bag, this portable pop-up design makes for the easiest set up on location. The fabric is dyed muslin, and it is made with heavy-duty steel springs to hold the shape and stay tight during photoshoots. This gray textured one is especially great for headshots and works for videos, gaming, interviews, product photography, and more. Simply fold the backdrop in five simple steps to travel or store.
Fovitec Hand Painted Double Sided Gray Tie-Dye Muslin Pop-Up Backdrop 5'x6.5' for Headshot and Portrait Photography, Vlogging and Video Conferencing
Collapsible backdrop with carrying pack and pop-up design.
Best for Birthday Parties: LTLYH 5x3FT Unicorn Backdrop
This unicorn backdrop is lightweight and fun for children. Made from high-quality vinyl and easy to transport and store, this backdrop is perfect for birthday parties. The vibrant colors stand out in photos or videos and help make memories that last a lifetime.
LTLYH 5x3FT Unicorn Backdrop Pink Floral Unicorn Photography Background Pink Theme Birthday Party Decoration Photo Booth A054
A unicorn backdrop that is vibrant, lightweight, and great for parties.
Best for Weddings: Msocio 7x5ft Durable Polyester Spring Fabric Greenery
More so than other photo backdrops, the best wedding backdrops should blend seamlessly while allowing the couple and their guests to remain the focal point. This Msocio Spring Fabric Greenery backdrop knows how to keep a low profile while adding a dash of color to your wedding day photos. It displays a 3D, high definition printing of lush spring leaves that look just like the real thing. It’s made from a durable yet soft and stretchy polyester that doesn’t wrinkle easily. You can also trust that it won’t fade with repeated washes.
Msocio 7x5ft Durable Polyester Spring Fabric Greenery Leaves Grass Nature Photography Backdrop for Birthday Wedding Safari Dinosaur Baby Shower Party Decorations Background Portrait Photo Booth
There's no better wedding photo than one taken outside, or at the very least, with the illusion of the outdoors.