Last year I had the pleasure of being selected as a brand ambassador for Mini Backdrops. Over four months have passed since I received my choice of designs, so my three-month stint is already up. Still, I like them so much, I want to share some of the benefits I particularly have come to appreciate about Mini Backdrops.
Brief Introduction to Mini Backdrops
I chose several designs of 60 x 60 cm vinyl backdrops, which I use regularly for my photography, here on the blog, on bookstagram, as well as for personal projects. My favourites are from the wood and stone collections, which pretty much look like the real deal in photos.
The initial investment isn’t cheap but the material is good and the prints hold up well. In the long-run, the returns are worth it, especially if you were eyeing that expensive garden table you thought would double up as a pretty photo background.
5 Benefits of Mini Backdrops
The best thing about Mini Backdrops is that they are portable. You can easily bring them with you if you want to take photos outside of your home. They can also be placed in ideal lighting locations. If you depend on a dining table, for example, then it’s much harder to move it to the window for better light.
2. Lots of Design Choices
Things get really boring if every photo in an Instagram feed has the same background. With Mini Backdrops, that’s not a problem because there are so many different designs to choose from. If those aren’t enough for you, you could even consider ordering custom designs to suit your needs.
3. Easy to Clean
Books and tea go wonderfully together! While I’ve managed to keep my books dry, I can’t say the same for my backdrops. I’ve spilled my tea more than a few times during photo-ops. Vinyl backgrounds are much more forgiving than wood, making them easy to dry and clean.
Since Mini Backdrops can be moved around, they can be adjusted for all sorts of situations. Placing them on the floor is very convenient when photographing flat lays. No more tiptoeing precariously on a stool to photograph a dish on table top.
The backdrops can also be mixed and matched. Sometimes I use one backdrop together with a white foam board. Other times I use clothes pegs to attach a second backdrop to create more depth in my photos.
5. Compact Storage
Mini Backdrops come in vinyl sheets, so they can be rolled up and tucked away in a cupboard. Alternatively, they can be stored flat beneath a bed, which is what I do. That way the corners don’t need to be weighed down to prevent curling.
So there you have it — the backgrounds I use a lot for my photography. What are your favourite backgrounds? Your bed, your library, the great outdoors? Let me know in the comments below!