3 Reasons to Use a Photography Light box

Whatever type of product you’re looking to showcase, a photography light box is a smart investment for your product photography. Photo light box tents are used to take photos of products in a setting that’s free from distraction. Whether you want to highlight jewellery, toys, food, clothing, shoes, fashion accessories, plants, beauty products, stationery or anything else, a photography tent allows you to place full focus on your products. Below, we’ll take a look at the top three reasons to use a photo light box for your product photography.

Achieve the Perfect Lighting

When you use a studio light box, you can precisely control the level and direction of light to ensure your product is showcased in the best possible way. You’ll no longer have to deal with poor lighting or unflattering shadows that can detract from the appeal of your product.

Remove Distractions

A photo light box for photo shooting makes it easy to shoot against a plain white backdrop (or any other backdrop of your choice!). This allows you to eliminate distractions and ensure your products are the centre of attention.

Get a Professional Result

You’ll be surprised by how good a studio light box can make your products look. If you’re planning on doing product photography at home, all you need is a portable lightbox tent and a camera or mobile phone in order to achieve a professional result.

H2: Get the Perfect Backdrop for Your Photography Light Box Today

Whether you’re attempting DIY product photography yourself at home with a mobile phone camera or you have a more professional set-up, a portable photo shooting lightbox can produce excellent results.

If you have a specific backdrop in mind for your photo light box tent or photo cube, speak to the team at Dropz Backdrops today. We can custom make backdrops to suit any size lightbox or photo booth, helping to showcase your product in the best possible light.

Tips for Selecting Backdrops While Working from Home

Useful Tips for Selecting Backdrops for Working from Home

Here at Dropz Backdrops, we’re doing everything in our power to continue providing you with the highest quality photographic backdrops while also responding responsibly to the coronavirus situation. That’s why we’ve made the decision to remain open and fully operational for online orders only.

What does this mean for Dropz Backdrops and our clients? This means that our administration office and public showroom will be temporarily closed, with all administration staff working from home. However, we are still able to print and post backdrops daily from our private Melbourne facility, as we are a family owned business. While we cannot guarantee exact delivery dates in the current climate, we are still able to deliver.

Tips on Selecting Digital Backdrops for Zoom or Other Software

In the meantime, as many employees are transitioning to a work from home situation, we’d like to offer some tips on a subject that can have a dramatic effect on how you’re perceived professionally in these current times. Your choice of Zoom or other conferencing software backdrop is vital to the kind of image you portray when working from home. Here are some tips for doing it well and selecting the right kind of backdrop.

Choose Something Conservative

Not everyone will have the same tastes as you. Perhaps you like wild colours or intricate patterns that are quite loud. It’s unwise to choose backgrounds like these for professional purposes, as they can be very distracting when you’re on a video call. Select a background that doesn’t compete with your face for attention, as you’re meant to be the primary focus of the call when people are trying to interact with you online.

Consider People’s Reactions

Different people and different contexts call for different kinds of digital backgrounds. A fun online party with your friends will require quite a contrasting background to one that supports a professional meeting with your boss or a potential client. Consider the audience of your call and their potential reaction to your background – what does it say about you?

Be Tasteful

When in doubt, always err on the side of caution when selecting a digital background for Zoom or other conferencing software. Try to choose something that is tasteful to most people and isn’t distracting, hypnotic, intricate or loud colour-wise. Something soft, subtle and conventional is usually best and will have you looking the most professional as you work from home.

For All Your Backdrop Needs, Shop Online with Dropz Backdrops

Even through the coronavirus, we’re still here and operational to cater to your need for professional backdrops via our online ordering and delivery system. Our team is happy to help if you have any questions about backdrops.

Photo Background: Pro BBF secrets exposed

How do you fix it? Think: Photo Background 

We have all been there at some point, starting our own unique photographic journey into the unknown. For some it's a career and others a hobby but we all have one thing in common - we can't control the weather, so let’s talk about some great ways to use a photo background instead on those not so perfect rainy days.

You may be thinking " What is a photo background “?

In case you aren't quite sure, we are here to answer that for you and share the secrets of the BBF directly from the pro's.

We recently went on a road trip to The Prop Fair in Melbourne. We asked many different photographers this exact question in order to clear up some of the confusion surrounding the hype & mystery about the ideal photo background.

Ok, so here we go. A short list of explanations by various Melbourne based photographers.

  • It's the power behind every picture and I personally can't live without my photo BBF. Everybody should have at least one photo background best friend in their stash or you could be like me and have more than 20 to choose from. 
  • A digitally printed or hand-made scenic background design that you can hang on the wall behind your subject, clamp to a studio stand / frame, or lay flat on the floor - like wooden planks or floorboards.
  • A combination of props and accessories combined with a printed photo background that you set up as a display to create a decorative scene / theme.
  • A digital computer file that you use with editing software to replace the background in your photo with a faux picture of a more pleasing design.
  • The background scene in your printed photograph - eg:  what you can see behind the subject in the photo.

Here are a couple of examples of a printed photo background in use.

The first photo is a behind the scenes style of pull back shot, demonstrating the studio set up using the printed photo background.

This was photographed at The Prop Fair in Melbourne.

Before: Printed scenic photo background shown behind subject

Studio photo background pull back  

After: Printed photo background in the final photograph

Photo Background After

 As you can see, the use of a photo background can really improve the overall style & feel of the indoor portrait, especially if you want to add vibrant colors by matching your photo background with co-ordinating accessories and outfits.

There is nothing more disappointing than taking an amazing photo of somebody, only to notice later on that the background behind the subject is full of clutter or unwanted distracting items. This is quite often one of the most important things a photographer should be aware of when composing their photo.

Improve your photography using a photo background

You can use editing software to replace the background with another image or manually clone out any interfering objects - both of these options can be very time consuming but also an important lesson will be learnt - try to get into the habit of looking at the background before composing and taking your photo as it will save you a heap of time when it comes to the editing process.

It is much faster and easier to re-position your subject or re-frame your shot to ensure that your background is clutter free when you take the photo, rather than try to fix it later.

And for those who are fortunate enough to have their own photography studio, there are many different kinds of printed scenes to feast your eyes upon.  We have a huge range of photo backgrounds to choose from and you can even design your own or use your own photo.

We have hand painted flowers, beautiful birds and butterflies, pretty patterns and bokeh light and glitterred carpet celebrity style, chroma key green screen, wooden flooring, photo booth displays, cakedrops and so many others to choose from.

These designs will work for portraits as well as group shots, newborn baby and children, sitters, children’s parties, event party planner, fantasy fairy photo's, landscapes, maternity and pregnancy, couples and weddings, pretty sky replacements, cake decorating and so much more - simply choose the most appealing photo background design to suit your needs or compliment your theme.

We also offer personalised custom made photo background designs - supply your own photo / file to be printed, or contact us today and let our team come up with something original and unique.

If you would love to see some more examples of our photo backgrounds in use, return to the home page and browse through our customer photo background gallery, guaranteed to give your mojo a boost and inspire you to find the perfect photo background.

Faux pool photo background

 Photo background pool

Painted portrait photo background

Painted portrait photo background

Outdoor apple orchard photo background

Apple orchard photo background