• Irenea Aristigueta

How to cover up the seam of two backdrops.

One of the first things you learn in food photography is to use a backdrop. A backdrop is used to prevent taking photos on messy countertops or tables. Once you take a few pictures, you realize the seam in the background does not look attractive, but you don't know how to fix it. The seam stands out the most when you use two different color backdrops. I'm going to show you how simple it is to cover up the seam, and you most likely already have this item in your home.

First, find a piece of linen. The linen needs to be soft and flowy. Please do not use kitchen towels. They are too heavy and don't photograph as nicely. Select a solid color, nothing with patterns or multiple colors. It cannot be distracting. You want your dessert to be the main focus. I often use white linen since it's a neutral color.

My favorite type of fabric is bubble gauze cotton fabric. I purchase it by 1/2 of a yard at Joann's. Remember to use your coupon for extra savings. 😉

Then, I take the linen and lay it by the seam. Make sure not to lay it flat. Provide some movement by gently laying it down and playing around with it.

Snap away and enjoy your photo.

What do you prefer?

  • Linen to cover up the seam

  • No linen, I like to see the seam.

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Until next time,

Chef Irenea

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