Tips for finding the BEST food photography backdrops on any budget.
If you google “food photography backdrops” you will probably be inundated with a million options and it can be hard to choose what route to go.
Some things to consider before purchasing a backdrop is
- Budget – backdrops can get expensive. Determine how much you are willing to spend before you start shopping around or perhaps look at some ways to make your own.
- Style – figure out what color tones and style you gravitate toward and make sure your backdrops reflect your style/brand.
- Size – you rarely need a crazy large surface for food photography so determine what size board you are looking for.
If on a budget. Get creative!
When I first started blogging I used wood from a pallet we found at a friend’s house, some barnwood my neighbor was selling and then a marble cutting board I got for Christmas.
It took me quite some time to actually make money with what I was doing so I had to come up with affordable options for backdrops.
There are quite a few DIY food photography backdrop tutorials out there. A great option if you need to stay on a budget.
My Favorite Food Photography Backdrops
Once I started making more money and figured out my style more, I started buying food photography backdrops. Most come two-sided which is really helpful. So far I have really enjoyed my surfaces from
Erickson Surfaces: This was the first place I ever bought a surface about 4 years ago. They have held up great and I still use them consistently.
Woodville Workshop: They have a lot of variety and offer more sizing options than some other places. Lightweight and great quality.
My other favorite surface options
Linen tablecloth: The tones and texture of linen just photograph beautifully. Surprisingly, one of my favorite pieces comes from H&M and it is only $50.
Marble Board: I got one like this as a gift and used it for many many shoots.
Lastly, use your good friend google and see what options you find and what fits your needs and style.