6 Easy Ways to Create a Stunning Background for Blog Photos [Updated]

Ever wondered how to create a killer backdrop for your blog or Instagram images? Here are 6 easy backdrop ideas that you can implement at an inexpensive price. Click on image to read more.
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Ever wondered how to create a killer backdrop for your blog or Instagram images? Here are 6 easy backdrop ideas that you can implement at an inexpensive price. Click on image to read more.

Have you seen those refreshingly beautiful photos on blogs and Instagram and wondered how to create an equally stunning background for blog photos? Yeah, me too!

 

 

I searched high and low and became convinced that I needed to paint my apartment or switch to an upgraded rental with marble kitchen countertops in order to achieve a clean background for blog and Instagram photos.

 

 

I desperately wanted to improve my still-life photography skills. But I couldn’t figure out how to create a killer backdrop for my blog and Instagram. Then, one Instagrammer caught my attention. She, like many others, had the perfect background for all the still-life images she shared. Too scared to ask, I tried recreating it and failed woefully.

 

 

Frustrated, I decided to ask since I had nothing to lose. If you’ve been in the fashion or blogging scene long enough, you know that many people do not willfully divulge such information.

 

 

I put on my big girl pants and sent Jess (@stylizedluxe) and another girl a DM on Instagram not expecting a reply. To my surprise, Jess replied back and she told me what she uses. Her secret?

 

A foam board.

 

Really? A poster board for photo background? She used this foam board:

At a loss on how to create a clean background for blog photos? You're in luck! Today, I'll learn 6 quick and easy ways to recreate these backgrounds for free or under $30!

 

To create this beautiful image:

 

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Here’s an example of my result using a foam board!

 

This post will help you take away the guess work about how to create a killer photo backdrop so your images can stand out on your blog, or Instagram.

 

HOW TO CREATE A N APPEALING BACGROUND FOR BLOG PHOTOS AND INSTAGRAM POSTS

 

1. FOAM BOARD

Ever wondered how to create a killer backdrop for your blog or Instagram images? Here are 6 easy backdrop ideas that you can implement at an inexpensive price. Click for details.

Beauty products on a foam board

Foam boards are one of the easiest ways to create a clean background and photo backdrop for your images. Shortly after thank @stylizedluxe for the tip, I checked several craft stores before finding foam boards at Michael’s for less than $9 (You can save up to 50% with coupons here).

 

I made a quick run to Michael’s last weekend and found out that they now carry a two-sided foam board. One side is holographic and the other side is plain white!

 

The one I use is white on both sides (also available in black). I use one for for my flat lay photos I share on IG and on the blog as pictured. You’ll need two if you want to snap photos of product with a foreground.

 

For my brand, I prefer to use a white background. If you prefer to use a color that matches your brand, website, or Instagram feed, you can get this set of 10 foam boards from Amazon that is available in 17 different colors.

Foam boards and trifolds for image backgrond

 

HINT: Buying in bulk is cheaper than buying individual colors from Michael’s. The foam board measures 20 X 30 X 3/16 inches which is great for small items. An alternative is to use atrifold craft board although they cost a little bit more. As someone who planned to take photos of complete outfit, I needed something larger and found a foam roll.

 

2. FOAM ROLL

Foam roll used as a backdrop for outfit flat lay

 

Foam roll is similar to foam board but a foam roll is thinner and more pliable. I use a foam roll for all my outfit flat lay because it is large and can easily be propped on to something (usually my couch or bed) to create a seamless photo backdrop compared to propping two foam boards together. Because of how soft it is, I was able to pin it up to conceal my brown wall in the photo below.

 

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Taken with white foam roll pinned to wall as a backdrop

 

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Foam roll as background for Instagram photos

A selection of shoes taken on a foam roll

This foam roll measures 36 X 60 inches and has ample room for complete outfits flat lays (or shoefies). Also available at Michael’s and Amazon for less than $10 and comes in white or black.

 

P.S: The roll is delicate so you have to be careful not to puncture holes into it. If you have a room or special area dedicated to photography, you can go all out and get a muslin backdrop background ($15 – $35).

 

Foam roll available at Michael's in white and black color

Set it up and forget about it! Depending on how large you go, you can even shoot larger objects and humans. Muslin is the same thing used in professional indoor photo studio.

 

3. VINYL CONTACT PAPER/SHEET

Vinyl sheet as a backdrop for beauty products(PHOTO SOURCE)

 

Vinyl backdrops are a favorite for beauty vloggers and bloggers because it creates the illusion of a marble countertop. I personally haven’t used this yet but images created with marble vinyl backdrops are stunning and add a touch of elegance to the photo.

 

You can easily purchase a vinyl adhesive sheet or contact paper from Amazon and many more from Etsy sellers. Vinyl adhesive sheets come in a variety colors and styles (wood, marble, tiles…).

 

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4. DIY WOOD PHOTO BACKGROUND

If you enjoy making stuff from scratch, you can custom make your own backdrop. All you need are two pieces of wood (plywood is fairly lightweight) and paint (try acrylic) that you can get from Lowes or Home Depot.

 

Paint one side a major color that you plan to use often (for me it’ll be white). The second side of the wood you can split into two or three colors. This example from Melyssa measures 2.5 X 2.5 feet and cost her about $25.

 

DIY painted wood surface as a photo backdrop for product image(PHOTO SOURCE)

The fun part about it is that you get to choose the color you want and two pieces of wood can serve multiple purposes with a limitless color variation to meet your needs. Let’s not forget how durable it is compared to a foam board.

 

The only downside is that if you like to take complete outfit flat lay then you’ll need a bigger size of wood. Also finding where to store it may be a problem for those (like me) that live in a shoe box, literally.

 

5. CARDBOARD OR FELT

Ever wondered how to create a killer backdrop for your blog or Instagram images? Here are 6 easy backdrop ideas that you can implement at an inexpensive price. Click for details,

Taken on a piece of white cardboard

 

I was out of town on vacation and bought some pretty cute shoes. I decided to share the shoes on Instagram. I had neither my foam board nor my foam roll with me so I needed an alternative. I dashed to the nearest dollar store and bought cardboard.

 

I was unsure if it would work but the pictures turned out great. Cardboards can be a little flimsy but if you don’t have to do complex manipulations (like propping it up) you should be fine. Cardboards come in a plethora of colors too!

 

Ever wondered how to create a killer backdrop for your blog or Instagram images? Here are 6 easy backdrop ideas that you can implement at an inexpensive price. Click for details,

I love to try out new ways of doing things. After the experience of not having a portable foam roll/board with me, I went back to Michael’s to peruse through their selection of crafts. I came across felt fabric.

 

I wanted it in white but grey was the closest color I could find and measures 36 X 36 inches. I found some more colors when I went back recently. The only caution with felt is that it gets crease along the folds.

 

How I get rid of the crease is by ironing it underneath another fabric. P.S: If you want a bigger size, try this.

 

6. TEXTURED FABRIC

Ever wondered how to create a killer backdrop for your blog or Instagram images? Here are 6 easy backdrop ideas that you can implement at an inexpensive price. Click for details,Taken on my black rug

 

Textured fabric is another method I have used to create a cool background or photo backdrop for my photos. I used my faux fur rug for the longest time and when it finally gave up, I switched to my black patterned rug.

 

The faux fur adds a unique texture to the image instead of the classic plain white background. I am considering getting this faux fur rug for less than $30 as a replacement.

 

You can also use fabrics with design like a scarf, a towel, a pattern rug, or a tablecloth… the options are endless and the best part is that you have many of these in your living space.

 

Ever wondered how to create a killer backdrop for your blog or Instagram images? Here are 6 easy backdrop ideas that you can implement at an inexpensive price. Click for details,

Taken on a faux fur rug

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: Tip if you live in a basement (I know the struggles) or in a place with minimal lighting, you should consider getting a softbox light (and a reflector). Optimal lighting is essential to getting the best images.

 

To solve this problem, I got this set of two softbox light from Amazon and used it for most of the photos above. You can also DIY one to but Lord knows that that’s outside my league. Still need more photo background ideas? Check out this YouTube video:

 

 

I hope you found this post about how to creat great backdrop for blog photos helpful.

 

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129 Comments

  • Reply
    Cherri Megasko
    November 9, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Thanks for all these tips. I struggle with photos in general, so these are all very helpful.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      Glad to hear that you found these tips on getting the perfect backdrops for photos. All the best!

  • Reply
    Swathi
    November 8, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Wood photo background looks really nice. I would like to pick that from the list. I think that will be wonderful for my food photography.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 10, 2018 at 3:12 am

      For sure! A wood texture background would be a great backdrop for food photography.

  • Reply
    Terri Steffes
    November 7, 2018 at 4:49 am

    I need to try the foam board idea with my food pics. I need that nonglare surface.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 10, 2018 at 3:12 am

      Best wishes, Terri! Let me know how yours turn out.

  • Reply
    Gervin Khan
    November 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Such a great suggestions and I am sure it will be a big help to all bloggers most especially to the new ones.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      I still use these cheap background options today and looking forward to trying out a few more suggestions. Thanks for stopping by, Gervin.

  • Reply
    Ricci
    November 6, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    These are great tips for creating amazing blog backdrops! Thanks for this!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      You’re welcome, Ricci!

  • Reply
    Denay DeGuzman
    November 6, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I love your stylish images. They’re Instagram perfect. 🙂

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      That’s the whole idea. Glad I passed 😀

  • Reply
    Destany
    November 6, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Great tips! I love using different scrapbook papers as background. It gives the photos a little “busy” without being too much.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      This is one I never thought about. Gotta try this scrapbook paper as photo background soon.

  • Reply
    Heather
    November 6, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Great tips! I go to Hobby Lobby for my background stuff, especially for surfaces. It’s so easy to find marble looking paper. 😉 Or that outdoor rusty wooden table look for your recipes. No need to upgrade at all. 😉

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      I know, right? No need to upgrade or buy furniture pieces to get the perfect background for blog photos and Instagram posts 😀

  • Reply
    Heather
    November 6, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Foam boards are awesome. I have a few of them, in different sizes. They make great backdrops.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      Me too, Heather! I placed a marble contact paper on one side of a foam board so I can alternative between marble and plain white backdrop #genius haha

  • Reply
    Pam
    November 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Having a good backdrop can make or break a photo. I’ve never thought of using foam board.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      Ooh, glad I let you in on the little secret: foam boards for blog posts and IG images 😀

  • Reply
    Kathy
    November 6, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    These are all such great ideas. I’ve been meaning to pick up some of these items for backgrounds myself. I love the overall look of a white background. I think everything stands out nicely.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Gotta agree with you Kathy! A clean background truly makes an image stand out.

  • Reply
    Tasheena
    November 6, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I really enjoyed this post. These are all wonderful ideas. Thanks for including the video.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      You’re most welcome, Tasheena!

  • Reply
    Amber Myers
    November 6, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I love these ideas. I have used foam boards before, but I’ll try some of these other ideas. I’m always trying to improve my photos!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      Same Amber! I love trying new things and look forward to trying other genius backdrop ideas for blog photos. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats
    November 6, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Great ideas if you post photos like these!!! So easy and you’re right, inexpensive too!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      These 6 backdrop ideas are so cheap, you’ll feel like you’re cheating haha

  • Reply
    Melissa Chapman
    November 6, 2018 at 7:59 am

    These are some great ideas for showcasing products on the blog and for instagram. I have a white board but your tips are worth trying for future campaigns.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Let me know how it goes. Best wishes 🙂

  • Reply
    Candy
    November 6, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Always nice when someone is willing to help out. Nice simple easy back drops tonuse

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Glad I could help 😀

  • Reply
    Tamara
    November 6, 2018 at 7:07 am

    I love using foam board for backgrounds when I take pics for my blog. Great suggestions.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Foam boards and foam rolls are just amazing!

  • Reply
    Tomi C
    November 6, 2018 at 6:53 am

    GREAT tips! I have a few go to backdrops that I use but that marble contact paper is new to me and I will definitely have to find some and use it.

    I have a marble slab I bought at a home furnishing store and I use it for most of my recipe posts

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      Marble contact paper makes it super easy to achieve a clean background for photos for sure. And it makes total sense to use a marble slab for food shots in case of any spills that happen during the shot.

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    MILLI FEMME
    October 8, 2018 at 11:33 am

    THANKS BEW! I CAN DEFINITELY USE THE LIGHTING TIPS ON MY BLOG AD BRAND REBOOT AT MILLIFEMME.COM.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      October 8, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      You’re most welcome, Milli!

  • Reply
    Valentia
    September 9, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Thanks so much Louisa. I’ve been taking my photos on my bedspread which
    didn’t look so professional. I didnt know what to try until I saw your pin on
    Pinterest and clicked through. Very, very helpful!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      September 10, 2018 at 8:44 am

      I’m glad you found this post helpful, Valentia 🙂

  • Reply
    Torri Brumbaugh
    November 4, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I love finding new photography tips! What do you use for lighting? I love DIY photo backdrops, but I feel like I can never get the lighting right.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      November 5, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I’m glad you found this post helpful Torri.

  • Reply
    Rachel @ The Daisy Pages
    June 3, 2017 at 12:18 am

    These are some really great tips, thank you!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 5, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Glad you found it helpful Rachel!

  • Reply
    Alex Snider
    May 12, 2017 at 6:29 am

    These are great ideas! I use the foam board and a vinyl backdrop. I’m going to have to try some of these other ideas!

  • Reply
    Jessica
    May 12, 2017 at 6:02 am

    wow, such amazing tips. I love your shoes so much!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      May 12, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Aww thanks Jessica!

  • Reply
    susie liberatore
    May 12, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Thanks for sharing this!! I love this idea and am all about some cheap frugal ideas!!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      May 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Oh yes! All about saving a pretty penny!

  • Reply
    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
    May 12, 2017 at 5:35 am

    This is so timely…I just spent an hour browsing through the flooring section of Lowes last night! I bought a couple of ceramic tiles, and a few vinyl tiles to play around with. I have some pieces of foam board that I use to bounce light as well. I haven’t gone the Amazon or Etsy route yet, but I definitely will take a look online

  • Reply
    Jennifer Smith
    May 12, 2017 at 5:28 am

    Awesome idea! Love the marble contact paper, I never would’ve thought about that!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 11, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for these helpful tips! I’ve started to use foam boards, and have been looking for rolls of contact paper or similar for bigger things. Such great suggestions (and I really appreciate you showing what they look like in store, too)!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      May 12, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      My pleasure Amanda! Glad you found this post helpful.

  • Reply
    Prerna Garg
    May 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    These are some wonderful ideas to get beautiful pictures for a blog. I use foam roll – a black and a white because they do not have a size restriction 🙂

  • Reply
    April Kitchens
    May 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I like using contact paper. I even use the wood on my balcony for shots. I’ll probably look for foam boards too.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      May 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Contact papers are amazing!

  • Reply
    Summer
    May 11, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    White foam board is the best! You can use it for everything.

  • Reply
    Jessica
    May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    great ideas…need to get some foam board!

  • Reply
    Brittany N
    May 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I always have a white foam board from the crafts store on hand for my backdrops!

  • Reply
    Candice
    May 11, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    These are such great ideas! I truly have barely even given my backgrounds much thought. But your post has inspired me to do better!

  • Reply
    Victoria with One Sharp Mama Blog
    May 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ve always wondered but have never been brace enough to ask

  • Reply
    Jessica Lam
    May 11, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Marble contact paper is such a good idea – I need to pick that up! I used to use a plain white bristol board but I found it was kind of plain!

  • Reply
    candy
    May 11, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Always looking for new ideas for backdrops, this is great.

  • Reply
    Harmony, Momma To Go
    May 11, 2017 at 3:54 am

    These are awesome tips! I need to up my photo game. do you use your phone for photos?

    • Reply
      Louisa
      May 12, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      I mostly use my dslr camera but also use my phone sometimes.

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    Carly @ FitLiving Eats
    June 28, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Great post! I love my foam board. I have marble contact paper on a wood board and I use it ALL THE TIME!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 30, 2016 at 5:58 am

      Haha mine is on constant rotation with the foam roll.

  • Reply
    Victoria Stacey
    June 27, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Foam board is keyyy! I also use the marble contact paper, and like to try other textured backdrops as well 🙂

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 30, 2016 at 5:58 am

      So true, the key is foam board and good lighting.

  • Reply
    Hannah Stein
    June 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Wow this was so helpful!! I've been having the same struggles with my own backgrounds in photos and I'd always wondered how others got such perfect ones. I never would have guessed foam boards– but that's a fantastic and affordable way. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 30, 2016 at 5:57 am

      The pleasure is mine Hannah. I'm happy you found this helpful.

  • Reply
    Lalaine Manalo
    June 26, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Love this list! I have a food blog and finding cheap backgrounds is always a struggle.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 30, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Thanks Lalaine!

  • Reply
    Ashley Lee
    June 25, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I love all these different ideas! Right now I use a white poster board if anything at all. I need to switch it up a bit!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 26, 2016 at 1:02 am

      Thanks Ashley. Sometimes we just need to spice things up a little.

  • Reply
    Miss Angie
    June 25, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    These are really fantastic ideas! I did the marble contact paper and I LOVE it, such a genius way to make your photos so much better for so little cost.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 26, 2016 at 1:03 am

      Totally agree and it is so affordable!

  • Reply
    Yulissa
    June 25, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I love marble vinyl!

  • Reply
    Laura Cronin
    June 24, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    This is a great idea! I need to hit up Michael's and get a couple of boards for Instagram backgrounds!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 26, 2016 at 1:01 am

      Sure thing Laura 🙂

  • Reply
    Glenda·K Blogger
    June 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you for the amazing backdrop ideas. I'm definitely going to check them out. 🙂

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 26, 2016 at 1:00 am

      My pleasure Glenda!

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    Jasmine
    June 24, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    This is super creative. I love it. I've purchased marble floor tiles from Home Depot for $2 and that's what I use to take pictures on them. I would love to add more colors to my instagram feed. So I think I need to do the painted wood.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 26, 2016 at 1:01 am

      Absolutely Jasmine. Marble tiles are a great option.

  • Reply
    Jill @ RunEatSnap
    June 24, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Love these ideas! Very beautiful!

  • Reply
    Kara at Fit Chick Nextdoor
    June 24, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    oh my gosh! This is so unbelievably helpful! I had the worst pictures when I started blogging and just recently bought marble tile slabs at a local home depot… they changed my Instagram game but I LOVE all of these tips. Pinning! 🙂

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 26, 2016 at 12:59 am

      Oh thanks Kara for sharing your tips as well. These are total game-changers 🙂

  • Reply
    Marty Rogers
    June 24, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Amazing ideas for backdrop. Thank you for the share. They are definitely high contrast to your images and you need to be specific with the colours.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 24, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Very true Marty.

  • Reply
    Leslie Wilkie (PeachyKeen32)
    June 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    This is amazing! I've just gotten into styling my photos with backdrops. I've been playing around with it this week so this is super helpful. I think i'll make some like you talk about with the plywood and paints! Fun!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 24, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      You're welcome Leslie! I have fun with these too.

  • Reply
    Jen L
    June 23, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks so much for this post!

  • Reply
    Diane A
    June 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Nice tips!!! I'm probably going to try!
    xx
    DeeVine Anonyme

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 24, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks Diane. You totally should 🙂

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    Jho R
    June 22, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I won't even down-play this, I've always wondered how instagrammers got these perfectly cute images with white backdrops. I thought they had some sort of pure white wall or small in home studio. lol thanks for this.

    http://www.oliveneedspopeye.com

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Me too girl. Now you know the secret for those of us without white walls and marble countertops 😀

  • Reply
    Winter
    June 22, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I actually thought all the photos were taken with white boxes and have been begging my husband to make me one. I LOVE the idea of the white board much better. Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      You are very Welcome Winter! Who knew it was this easy?

  • Reply
    Susan Mary Malone
    June 22, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    What great suggestions for pics! Thank you.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 23, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      My pleasure, Susan!

  • Reply
    Unapologetically Us Valerie
    June 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Great post! I so needed this as I've been trying to step it up on IG!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 23, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks lady! I'm happy this post is helpful to you.

  • Reply
    Lisa Tran
    June 22, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Great ideas!
    How about for those beautiful and bright outfit photos!?

    Lisa
    http://www.theeverydayelevated.com

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks Lisa. For my outfit photos, I shared how I get most of my photos taken for free IN THIS POST

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    June 22, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Shit yo! Instagram photography is an ART to you! 🙂 You're an artisttttt!!

  • Reply
    Allison Jones
    June 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    These tips are everything!! So useful. Thank you so much for sharing because I would have never thought of this myself.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      My pleasure Allison 😀

  • Reply
    Justine Y @ Little Dove
    June 21, 2016 at 4:24 am

    These are some great tips! I shared a post like this earlier this year as well. I also like to buy the big rolls of bulletin board paper, they work great and are so large!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      Oh that's an awesome idea. Aren't they thin? They may wrinkle easily but if it's a big roll then we can always use a fresh sheet on the next shoot 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Chelsea
    June 20, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Ugh such a good post!!! I use a poster board but I really would like to a get a faux fur rug.

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      For sure Chelsea and the faux fur will serve more than one purpose 🙂

  • Reply
    Cate Rosales
    June 20, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    The colored board is a good idea for sure! I needed this to help me improve my photography, thank you! Going to Michaels for some goodies now!

    • Reply
      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Ah my pleasure! I'm glad you found this post helpful.

  • Reply
    Cara (Kindly Unspoken)
    June 20, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Such a great post! You can actually get the foam boards at the dollar tree (although they might not be as sturdy as the other ones you mentioned) I love using the vinyl sheets too! 🙂

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      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Sure thing Cara! Vinyl gives a nice touch to photos.

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    Nikki-ann
    June 20, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    An excellent post with some very useful tips! I've got a roll of sticky backed paper which has a nice white wood effect, but I'm looking for some other backgrounds too.

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      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Hello Nikki-ann, I hope you were able to get a few ideas from this post 🙂

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    The Ordinary Girl
    June 20, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Really good tips. I saw this pack of Origami papers at a book shop so I bought it. Lots of patterns and textures. Will experiment soon!

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      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Oh that's a really cool idea! Would love to know how your photos turn out.

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    Nicole Hershkowicz
    June 20, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I love the colored wood idea! thanks
    xoxo

    Nicole
    Blog – http://www.photogenici.com
    Instegram- https://www.instagram.com/queenici/

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      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Totally, I think it's a genius idea.

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    Len Parent
    June 20, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Wow this is pretty amazing post.Love them all! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Monday!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you Len! I'm happy to share 🙂

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    Alessa Bernal
    June 20, 2016 at 6:30 am

    i love all the things tha I saw!

    Please visit my Blog!

    http://www.alessabernal.com/

    Alessa Bernal 🙂

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      Louisa
      June 21, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Thanks Alessa!

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