Type in Foodgawker.com and look at the pictures. What do you see?
Even just a tiny bit of wood peeking out of the corner gives the photos that earthy, down-home, picnic table vibe. And it's huge in food photography right now.
I mean, what other background is as non-distracting, but yet adds so much texture and life to the photos?
I've been lusting over wooden backgrounds for a year, since I got "serious" about food styling. It finally took a trip to home depot with my boyfriend to actually get these made! And I'm here to show you how I made EIGHT different wood backdrops for under $30!!!
So, first, go to Home Depot. Walk up and down the lumber aisles and debate the different lengths, widths, and grains of all the wood.
Then, find the clearance bin. ...continue reading