I have been blogging for quite a while, And there seems to be stages to blogging, there is the newbie stage, then toddler and I’ve made it past the awkward blogging adolescence stage. I haven’t quite been blogging long enough to feel like a well seasoned grandparent, but I feel like I know myself as a blogger, I know why I do it and what it pretty much entails overall. So I’m firmly in the parenting stage of blogging. So I thought it would be fun to have some blogging 101 type posts!
Today I want to share my favorite backdrops! I have really focused on my photography this past year. Learning from some of my favorite photographers through out the year. I still have lots to learn but it’s come a long way!
I love the look of wood in my backdrops. BUT while gorgeous real wood backdrops take up a TON of space, space I don’t have. SO when I ound these faux wood vinyl placemats I was THRILLED! If you want them get some NOW before they run out of stock.
I had originally found some faux wood vinyl placemats the year before but only one of each. And while one was okay most of the time there were moments when I wished I had two. So when I found these I bought two in each color (except the cherry wood, I didn’t love the shade although I usually love cherry wood).
Because they are a sealed vinyl top they wash off super easily too (I like pictures with dripping, spilling food so I need something that cleans easily)! My favorite part is that these placemats have texture to the vinyl so when your taking an angled, or side shot you don’t just get a flat/matte picture. There is actually depth this way, a more real look.
And because it looks like wood planks adding two placemats together isn’t very noticeable. Usually all it takes is flipping it around to take it from a clear dark to light area like above. In this case I’d take the one on the left and flip it around and it would be perfect!
Anyway, my first choice is real wood, my last choice is super flat printed image of wood. These are the perfect in-between! I’ll share more of my favorite backdrops throughout the year and more blogging tips! What else would you like to learn?
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