One of the most important components of a successful photoshoot is the backdrop. Photo backdrops are used for all kinds of photography projects, whether you’re shooting corporate portraits or conducting a magazine shoot.
However, buying backdrops can be a bit of an expense at times. While backgrounds are available in all kinds of price ranges, we’ve narrowed down some of our favourite picks that you can get under £100. Don’t worry; they’re going to be just as effective for your photoshoots as you need them to be!
Let’s take a look at the top 6 options.
1. Collapsible Dual Side Background Board (£49.99)
Next up, you have the PIXAPRO Collapsible Dual Side Background Board that’s available in black and white colours. Most commonly used for location photography, this particular background is versatile and highly portable. Since it can be transported quite easily, it’s widely used by photographers who have to travel to different venues for their photoshoots.
The collapsible background comes with a double-riveted frame that perfectly supports the cotton muslin fabric. It can be used to create composite images by eliminating the background and adapting to the required dimensions. The 150cm by 200cm size of this backdrop allows it to be folded down to nearly 1/3rd of its actual size, making it easier to carry to shoots.
If you’re an event photographer or primarily take portraits, the 4m White & Black Reversible Studio Train Drop is just the thing for you. It allows you to take full-length shots using a solid colour for the background and integrates seamlessly with the environment you’re in. Because its 4m long, you can cover a vast area of space and use the backdrop for shooting group photographs at events..
2. Printed Collapsible Background (£89.99)
Printed collapsible backgrounds are now available in 2 main categories.
Catergory 1: hand painted style textured surface with graduated deep and colour tones set off by a dramatic vignette.
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3. 120cm x200cm PVC Backgrounds in Glossy/Matte Finish (£29.99)
As amazing as muslin backdrops are, there’s just something about PVC backgrounds that make them so popular. The PiXAPRO 120x200cm Glossy PVC Backgrounds are one of the best and the most budget-friendly options out there and are ideal for product photography. They come in both matte and glossy finishes, adding that extra touch of professionalism to your shots.
The best part about these backgrounds is that they’re super easy to maintain. You don’t need to adhere to any fancy or elaborate means to take care of them. They can be stored and transported easily and are widely used for location shoots.
4. 60x130cm PVC Backgrounds in Matte Finish (£17.99)
If you prefer having a matte finish for your backdrop, then we recommend the PiXAPRO 60x130cm Matte PVC Backgrounds. The smaller dimensions make them ideal for shooting images or videos of smaller products such as jewellery, gadgets, makeup and cosmetics, and ornaments. The smooth matte finish gives the final shots a truly professional feel and makes them stand out from the crowd.
These PVC backgrounds are scratch-resistant and durable. You can continue using your PVC backgrounds for several years without them wearing out or getting damaged. They can also be wiped clean easily and require minimal maintenance.
5. Colour Paper background (£34.99)
Paper backgrounds are seamless and crease-free! Hence they are the most popular background with professional in modern photographic and video industry. They are also the most cost effective option for 10m at £34.99. wide selection colour available to create stunning, professional photographs and achieve the perfect setting.
6. Set of 2 Paper Backgrounds with Water Caustic Pattern (£29.99)
Who says you need to stick to solid colours for your backdrops? The PIXAPRO Set of 2 Paper Backgrounds with Water Caustic Pattern is your chance to unleash creativity and make the most of your photoshoots with unique background designs.
These 57cmx87cm backdrops are made of hard-wearing paper and have a smooth matte finish. They add a burst of adventure to your photographs, making them look more fun and Instagrammable. These backgrounds are ideal for food or product photography and give you a chance to enhance the overall vibe of your shots. You can use them for flat-lay photography as well as stop-motion animations.
7. Brown/Dark Brown Wood Effect Textured Boards (£39.99)
Backdrops don’t have to be made of fabric, paper, or other flexible materials. The Pixapro Set of 2 60x60cm textured Effect PVC Boards give you the chance to introduce a unique effect to your shots and emulate different textures to create a rustic look.
The 60x60cm boards are perfect for product photography. You can simply place them inside a light tent or arrange them on a shooting table to best frame your shot. There’s a textured finishing on either side of the board, which means that you can incorporate two different styles while using the same product. The boards also allow you to create high-quality and professional looking images.
Stunning Backdrops Up for Grabs
Wondering where you can buy the aforementioned backgrounds from? EssentialPhoto is the place to shop at! Our online store offers a range of backgrounds that are made from various materials and are fit for different types of photography projects. You can find high-end as well as low-end products at our store and even browse through our collection of pre-loved items to find the perfect background for your need. Vinyl, PVC, muslin, paper, textured, hand-painted; you name it and we’ve got it!
Call our team at 0121 552 3113 to inquire more about our backgrounds or drop us an email and we’ll be in touch with you soon!