Canvas backdrops are seen all over the world in magazines, online, and fine art prints. You see celebrities and politicians photographed in front of them all the time. However, they are extremely expensive, ranging anywhere from $400 to over $8,000 depending on the exact brand (if you can find a price for them at all).
So, this week, The Creative Contrast has brought us a tutorial on how to make our own for much, much cheaper.
It's always nice to see channels give us some DIY projects to do, and making a big canvas backdrop seems like a perfect weekend project. I've always wanted to make a nice canvas backdrop, one of those things that seems both incredibly simple and totally overwhelming at the same time. It's nice to see just how easy it really is as well as some great tips that I never would have thought of.
The process is simple: get some canvas, some primer, and a bunch of different colors of paint, and then go wild, but the tips involved in the video, like watering it down to make everything blend, and starting thin and building up, are fantastic tips. It was great to see the photos using the backdrop in the video as well, showing the many different looks you can get with the backdrop just by pulling the subject forward or back.
What did you think of the video? Do you have plans for making your own backdrop, even if it's not as big?