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Another front porch project: wooden photography backgrounds

Type in Foodgawker.com and look at the pictures. What do you see?

Sexy distressed wood backgrounds. banana, bread, pudding, chocolate, white, gooey, delicious, easy

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!!!

image_13Look at all that wood!

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


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