Four Unique Ways to Using Your Seamless Paper Roll

Do you ever feel that you want to take your studio images to the next level but only have a few seamless paper rolls laying around? In this short video learn how you can make the most of your seamless paper and take your images to the next level.

Coming to you from the Adorama TV YouTube channel, they put together a quick and informative four-minute video highlighting the many ways you can use your everyday seamless paper in creative and different ways. The four examples of how they used the backdrops can be seen below.

Go Classic 

We've all seen these types of shots. The classic way of using a paper backdrop. Cover the room from floor to ceiling and create a clean and simple look. 

Split Colors 

Another way to bring out the clothes the subject is wearing or add more dimension and layers to your scene is by splitting the scene with two colors. You can accomplish this look by cutting one backdrop in half and taping it over the other using double-sided tape or gaffer tape. 

Use Backdrop As Floor 

Using your backdrop as a floor is something so simple but is often overlooked. By using your paper roll as a floor, you add a sense of depth to the shot and creates separation from the model and the background.

Use Paper as Texture

This way of using your paper rolls is a little unconventional but provides interesting textures, and brings interest into the blank frame. In this video, photographer Elaine Torres uses it as an object for the model to sit on.

How do you use your backgrounds creatively? Share them in the comments below!

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5 Comments

Leigh Smith's picture

Step 1: do a better job grabbing screenshots from the video.

It's even in 4K for crying out loud.

David Love's picture

Watching the way she holds the camera hurts my brain.

Jerry Chen's picture

I don't see anything wrong. One hand on the body and other on the zoom portion of the lens... what the problem?

Jerry Chen's picture

NVM. Just noticed it... lol Maybe she normally doesn't shoot full body cameras or with no battery grip?

David Love's picture

Just seems weird leaning over and holding the camera for the top rather than just holding the camera up with hand underneath. Seems like holding the lens from the top would be harder on the hands and cause more camera shake as muscles get tired rather than letting it rest on the hand.